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Day #316 – Ver Valley Visit

Trad: 8
Walked: 6.5 miles

I’m back to work at Elstree for a few weeks now, finishing around 6pm and my plan is to go out to play after work, around various locations in Hertfordshire where there are rich unfound pickings to be had!

My first outing this evening was to the Ver Valley, to find a few nicely hidden caches. This one was guarded by a huge red ant – I was very grateful it was only plastic!

Creepy Guardian
Creepy Guardian
Hook The Cache!
Hook The Cache!

The cache at the end of my there and back walk was high in a tree, which required a natural tool to hook it down.

I’ve seen a few like this before, so it didn’t take too long to spot the right tree. And use my walking pole to aid the retrieval.

Then I walked back along the way I had already come, past these lovely horses in their field, silhouetted against the setting sun.

Horses At Dusk
Horses At Dusk

There were another couple of stand alone caches nearby, so I decided to pick those up as well. The last was done by torchlight – it’s not often you spot a coconut “growing” in the South East of England!

Coconuts?!
Coconuts?!

Day #275 – Herts Way Nines Again

Trad: 6
Walked: 5.6 miles

There were some more Herts Way Leg 9 caches to be found this evening, north of Shenley. I set off as the sky was looking threatening again, but although it was perishing cold, it didn’t actually rain on me. Win!

Looming Clouds
Looming Clouds

I managed to find 6 caches, including Herts Way 9.6 which eluded me a few days ago – no idea why I didn’t find it then! Never mind, these two horses came over to say hello close to GZ.

Horsey Friends
Horsey Friends

Day #93 – Brentwood Urban Hides

Trad: 5
Walked: 3.6 miles

27th October 2015
27th October 2015

I decided to head to Brentwood for a few urban hides today. The first was A Walk In The Park. An easy enough find once I’d negotiated a hefty ditch to find my way to GZ.

A Cache In Hiding
A Cache In Hiding

The next was Horsing Around – another quick find but I lingered a while as there were three friendly horses nearby who came to say hello.

Horsing Around
Horsing Around

The last three were a bit further into Brentwood, definitely more of the urban variety, but thankfully I wasn’t muggled at all and found them with no DNF’s. Yay!