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Letterbox Lovelies

Trad: 2 Multi: 4 Challenge: 4 Letterbox: 24
Walked: 9.5 miles

I was back to Kent today to pick up at least 24 Leterboxes, 4 Multis and two Puzzles, so I could qualify for a couple of Challenges elsewhere. There were a couple of suitable circuits around East Peckham and Beltring, so I headed south of the river.

The first circuit offered a good parking spot at St. Michael’s church, East Peckham. So it would have been rude not to pick up the trad and CM nearby before setting off on my letterbox quest.

St Michael's East Peckham
St Michael’s East Peckham

My usual trick with letterboxes is to forget to bring my personal stamp along, but I remembered this time! All logs got a nice fat imprint.

I Remembered My Stamp!
I Remembered My Stamp!

Of course, most of the letterboxes contained their own stamps (a couple were missing), so by the time I had finished, I had a nice collection in my own notebook.

Stamped Up Collection
Stamped Up Collection

Well that’s job done and another two Challenge caches can be moved onto the “qualified for” pile.

Kent Challenges & Another FTF

Trad: 6 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Challenge: 5
Letterbox: 1
Walked: 6 miles

Today’s trip was a drive to the East Peckham area in Kent to pick up some specific Challenge Caches with some high DTs. One location was a rather well-laden orchard with some tasty looking apples clustered on the trees.

Cider In The Making?
Cider In The Making?

I headed for a Letterbox cache which was clearly near the site of an old pub – all that remained was an empty sign!

The Pub Has Closed
The Pub Has Closed

Of course, Kent is famed for its Oast Houses and there was a particularly fine example on one part of my walk.

Oast House Country
Oast House Country

Last night I had a notification that yet another cache in the excellent Common Genius series on Danbury Common had been published. While I was out in Kent, I checked the phone to see if any finds had been logged yet. Nope. But I was reasonably convinced that someone would have had a go at it by now. However, I thought I would give it a punt on the way home anyway.

I arrived at the car park and it was already dark. Previously, I would not have attempted it, but having found 20 in the dark the other day, I wasn’t phased. Arrived at GZ with head torch and hand torch. Aha! Another field puzzle, which thankfully I quickly sorted out. OOOOh! And a lovely blank log sheet. FTF No. 38 – don’t mind if I do!

Surprise FTF No. 38 In The Dark!
Surprise FTF No. 38 In The Dark!