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Day #218 – Leap Day, One In Four

Trad: 2 Event: 1
Walked: 4.2 miles

Leap Day is of course a one-in-four year event. Geocachers get excited about it as it enables them to fill that elusive missing day in their “finds by date calendar”. In 2012 I hosted the Essex Meet Leap Day event and had my arm twisted to do it again this year.

This morning was also the day that my pesky car decided to die again – the third time in 5 months! Argh! What to do?

I knew I wouldn’t have time to get it sorted out today, so just left it sulking on the drive and hopped on the train to Ingatestone to find a couple of Kitty!!’s new caches in her old Mamma Mia loop.

The View From The Cache
The View From The Cache

The sky was blue and the sun was shining. Thankfully it wasn’t too windy or muddy underfoot. And thanks to the generosity of a couple of caching friends, I got a lift to and from the pub in Mountnessing where the event was held this evening – it would have been very embarrassing not to turn up at my own do!

Day #1 – Let Mega Week Begin

Event: 1 Trad: 2
Walked: 2.5 miles

27th July 2015
27th July 2015

It’s finally here – the UK Essex Mega 2015 week-long festival of geocaching. The very first event was the Imp’s Meet & Greet at Birchanger Services on the M11, but the next one was my first – UKME2015 – Welcome To Essex.

Welcome To Essex!
Welcome To Essex!

The event during the evening was held at Barleylands. There was a BBQ and an opportunity to see old friends and new.

Smoking BBQ
Smoking BBQ

I also found a couple of the new caches placed around Barleylands – A Damp Welcome and the excellent Grand Mega Bug Hotel.

Mega Bug Hotel
Mega Bug Hotel

I was also official photographer for the event, you can see more of my images on Flickr.