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Day #364 – As Mad As A Hatter

Trad: 1 Multi: 2 Earth: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 7.4 miles

I went up to London this afternoon to attend the Mad Cachers’ Tea Party event organised jointly by local pan314159 and avroair, who was visiting from the USA. Everyone was encouraged to wear a mad hat – and there were certainly lots to be seen!

Mat Hatter Anytar
Mat Hatter Anytar
Mad Hatter Pan
Mad Hatter Pan

Extraordinary creations were the most fun – there was a popular vote for the best and this bonkers hat was the winner! Even Nemo looks surprised!

Nemo & The Maddest Hat
Nemo & The Maddest Hat

My own creation was not a modest affair – furry bunny ears, LED lights and a full-blown tea party going on around the brim and on top. It turned a few heads. I was glad it survived the journey by train in my picnic bag.

My Tea Party Creation!
My Tea Party Creation!

My Little Quacker was delighted to make some new friends who were also taking part in the HQ Duck Dash. I’m sure there was a bit of rivalry going on too!

LQ Makes Another Friend
LQ Makes Another Friend

There were many tempting shinies on offer two, as several hard-core coin collectors were there with their duplicates and swaps. I was very weak!

Lovely New Shinies
Lovely New Shinies

As well as the event, I also managed to squeeze in a multi and trad find beforehand, plus another multi and earthcache on the way home. The SideTracked EarthCache – Euston Station Geology cache (also by pan314159) was another one which has been on my London target list for ages. It was still busy this evening, but a little patience eventually paid off and I got the info I needed.

SideTracked EC Euston
SideTracked EC Euston

Day #294 – Shifty At The Seaside

Trad: 10 Puzzle: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 7.3 miles

More fun and games today, with another of BEASTMARSTA’s silly half-hour Flash Mobs by the coast, this time in Holland-on-Sea.

Holland Flash Mob
Holland Flash Mob

For a change, I took along a random couple of geocoins from my own collection to be discovered at the event. One was my 2010 Lackeys coin, a monster 2″ thing which I’ve never seen another like.

Except today! Someone had brought it along to put in the TB bucket as it was out in the wild, travelling! What are the odds? All rather weird, considering I rarely take my own coins out for a spin, they tend to stay at home!

Twin Trackables!
Twin Trackables!

A large geo-mob set off after the event to find a couple of caches along the seafront, and then I continued on my own to find a few more in the opposite direction as people went back to their cars.

On The Hunt Along The Sea Front
On The Hunt Along The Sea Front

I enjoyed a tasty bacon butty from a kiosk on the prom for lunch, and Shifty decided he wanted to paddle in the sea! All good fun. 🙂

Shifty Goes For A Paddle!
Shifty Goes For A Paddle!