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Day #28 – A Gricer’s Delight

Trad: 15 Multi: 2 Puzzle: 6 Event: 1
Walked: 7.6 miles

23rd August 2015
23rd August 2015
Take A Seat!
Take A Seat!

I had a basy day’s caching today, back to the Halstead area to pick up some more gillywig solved puzzles and some others I was passing on the way. One of gillywig’s puzzles which I have enjoyed the most is Armchair Gricer – all about Trainspotting! Right up my street. I had immense fun solving it and wasn’t at all sure what to expect once I got to GZ – apparently just a thicket from the outside! Here’s what I found waiting for me…

Not only was the cache “container” in keeping with the whole puzzle theme, but so was the actual log book, mocked up to look like a Gricer’s trainspotting book!

Gricer's Log
Gricer’s Log

Another fantastic puzzle was Steel Steam Stars – again railway themed but also about photography – so doubly up my street. The final cache was an old film developing tank with a micro hidden inside. That’s what I love about gillywig puzzles – the whole puzzle is so carefully put together right down to the themed hide at the end. And my find was a 13-month revival for the cache which has been waiting patiently to be found since July 2014.

I filled in another square of my D/T grid today finding A Goose Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas – a 2.5/3.5 which had me wading in a little river in my wellies. Great fun!

I noticed a new BEASTMARSTA cache had been published yesterday along my planned route and although I knew I had no chance at FTF (the locals are too keen for me to have achieved that!), I was pleasantly surprised to be Third To Find – and get a little wooden medal for my troubles. It was a nice big old ammo box too. Co-incidentally it was my 3300th find – and my quickest hundred to date at only 8 days.

Third To Find!
Third To Find!

The main point of the afternoon was visiting the meetup to thank the UK Essex Mega Committee in Halstead. There were lots of laughs and a lovely cake!

Third To Find!
Third To Find!

Yorkie managed to Skype into the meet from his hospital bed after his big accident – he was even wearing his Committee t-shirt! What a pro…

Yorkie From This Hospital Bed
Yorkie From This Hospital Bed

Gilly had prepared a magnificent cake!

Yorkie From This Hospital Bed
Gilly and the cake

We make short work of it….

Cutting The Cake
Cutting The Cake