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6K And Counting!

Trad: 12 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 5 miles

After yesterday’s outing, I was 13 finds short of my 6K milestone. I decided to head to the Flitch Way around Braintree, so I took my geo-bike to see if I could tip the total across the line.

One of the first caches I found was Using The Right Tools by flossregularly. It was a brilliant field puzzle which had me chuckling at the cheek for the rest of the day, definitely a fave for that one!

Street Art On The Flitch Way
Street Art On The Flitch Way

I had a few DNFs but the numbers gradually ticked down until I was just 1 find away from the number I needed…

Another Cache Closer To 6K
Another Cache Closer To 6K

I had chosen Boom! by infinson as the target for my 6000th cache. It is a Letterbox and I needed a new type for my milestone to qualify for a challenge cache. I parked a little way away and hopped on my bike again for the rest of the journey. Passing this burned-out van along the way, I hoped my car would still be in one piece when I returned! Thankfully, it was.

Is This A Nice Neighbourhood?
Is This A Nice Neighbourhood?

I approached GZ and after a short search, the pot was located! I had brought along my two stamps for the logbook and my newly-earned 6000 Finds Geo-Achievement coin. Job done.

Boom! Made It To 6000 Finds!
Boom! Made It To 6000 Finds

Of course, there is always time for one more, and on the way home I stopped off for another cache and dash hide, to bring my total up to 6001.

Day #313 – Brainiacs Or Maniacs?

Trad: 11
Walked: 7.3 miles

I was out today with my co-conspirator Kitty!! We decided to revisit some of the hideous DNF’s we had had on Run Around’s Takely Trail a few weeks ago. Thankfully, we managed to turn all but one into a nice smiley – phew!

Grassy Hell!
Grassy Hell!
Slithery Dude
Slithery Dude

Satisfied with that achievement (for the moment), we headed towards Braintree to look for Up The Wood – a cache up a tree. Neither of us are keen climbers, so we had come prepared – a stepladder and Larry The Litterpicker solved the problem quickly!

Larry Helps Up A Tree
Larry Helps Up A Tree

Those were all really just hors d’oeuvres to the main event – Brain Tunnel by flossregularly. This had been on Kitty’s wishlist for ages, but it hadn’t really registered on mine for some reason. But I was very keen when she suggested an expedition in our waders!

Ready For Action!
Ready For Action!

We had seen how easily it was to fall flat on your face from previous finders’ photos (Infinson, I mean you!) so we found ourselves two big sticks to steady our progress. The bottom of the river Brain was very silty and we made slow progress along the spidery tunnel. I was just concentrating on keeping upright, but Kitty was imagining all sorts of horror below the water as we slowly picked our way along!

Kitty Signs The Log
Kitty Signs The Log

Eventually we spotted the telltale glint in our head torches, and found the cache. Huge care was taken not to drop anything in the water! I looked quite frightening but was glad I could get a photo to prove I went down there.

Apparition In Brain Tunnel
Apparition In Brain Tunnel

It was with much relief that we emerged, blinking, into the daylight once more, euphoric that we had survived in the silt and stayed upright. It was still quite a job to pull ourselves up the slippery bank, I nearly fell back in but just about retained my dignity!

Made It Out Alive - Relief!
Made It Out Alive – Relief!

It was great fun, and all the better to be living on the “edge” of our comfort zones again! This one didn’t fill in a new DT square for me, but it was still a hoot.