Well I had intended to do the High Easter Village Sign multi as a cache and dash as the weather was so iffy today. But instead I made it more of a cache and hash…
Having done the caclulations and plugged the numbers into my GPS I got a convincing GZ quite a bit away from the sign, but set off for it on foot. On arrival at my co-ords I found things which matched the hint but were at least 50ft from my “GZ”. Re-checked the numbers and discovered that I had plugged in E0° 20… for the Eastings instead of E0° 21… Argh! So, I had to trudge back to the car and drive to the new location instead. What a numpty!
I headed towards Good Easter, High Easter and Pleshey for my tupperware hunting today. First on the list was a revisit to an old friend, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum… since I was passing I thought I would take a look for it again. It’s been in the wild since December 2002 – and is one of the oldest caches in Essex.
Next I headed for the Bridge Too Far to make a waypoint and work out the location of A Funny Thing Happened Returning From The Forum. I’ve been to the bridge before, so finding it was no problem.
I’m pleased that my guess at GZ was only about 10m out. I widened my search and then found the perfect place for a cache – and there it was!
Then I moved on to High Easter and did a circular walk of about 3 miles to pick up 3 more Trads. My final stop was the only Trad in Pleshey which I haven’t been able to find, twice DNF’d before… The CO had taken pity on me and given me a big hint and this time it was quickly in my sticky paws.
Having been couped up for the past few days with lurgy and only feeling like doing short walks until now, I decided to tackle another stretch of The Essex Way between Berners Roding (No. 093) and High Easter (132) today.
I wasn’t sure if I was going to do the whole section (which joins two which I’ve already completed) but you know how it is – just one more. In the end the total was 40 Essex Way caches bagged and another five trads along the route, with no DNF’s. Yay!
I also passed another milestone today – 3600 finds with Essex Way #101. I’m well on the way to the big 4K now.