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Silver End Search Plus

Trad: 7 Puzzle: 2 Event: 1
Walked: 9 miles

This morning I finally managed to vanquish one of Mr Crow’s more annoying puzzles which has been bugging me for months. But I was glad to finally have it ticked off the list.

Uneven At Last!
Uneven At Last!

Then I headed along the A12 to Silver End, for a walk around some more rural caches. The farmer was busy harrowing his field as I passed.

Out In The Fields
Out In The Fields

It was very warm out in the open, but in Kelvedon I was grateful for some tree cover as I walked along this attractive boardwalk to my next find.

Boardwalk In The Trees
Boardwalk In The Trees

Finally, on to Coggeshall – to find a puzzle cache which I had first attempted in 2011 but it turned out to be AWOL. No idea why its taken me so long to have another crack at it. But the big grin proves I was successful, at long last.

I Found A Rickety Bridge!
I Found A Rickety Bridge!

Having sorted that unfinished business, I headed to the little chapel for another of geotrowel‘s Utterly Pointless events. Two horses were at GZ, both blindfolded – or are they fly hoods? Not sure!

Two Hooded Horses
Two Hooded Horses

A few other folks turned up too. A nice little gathering and a sociable way to round off my caching day.

A Pointless Gathering
A Pointless Gathering

Day #223 – Beyond The World’s End

Trad: 3 Challenge: 1 Earth: 1
Walked: 4.2 miles

They have a very small world view in Kelvedon and Feering! This was the GZ of the first cache I found today on my way to Colchester.

What Lies Beyond?
What Lies Beyond?

I can report that plenty lies beyond! For starters, I returned to The Bingo Challenge Cache in Copford, which I had previously DNF’d when it was missing. It’s recently been replaced so I thought I would give it another shot. Of course, for clambering up bridge slopes, I went dressed the part:

Dressed For The Part
Dressed For The Part

I’ve driven past Foxscout’s Sarcen Stones Earthcache in Greenstead hundreds of times. But today was the day I finally got around to stopping to gather the information.

Greenstead Sarcen Stones
Greenstead Sarcen Stones

After finding another couple of trads around the Hythe on a chilly late afternoon walk, I arrived at Mum & Dad’s to thaw out!

Day #192 – Kelvedon Trio

Trad: 2 Multi: 1
Walked: 1.4 miles

The final day of my mini 7-day Church Micro geostreak, today I decided to head for Kelvedon first thing this morning where there were two unfound CMs on my map (one for a spare, just in case I didn’t find the first!).

CM3391 - Kelvedon URC
CM3391 – Kelvedon URC

Thankfully, I did get the first one easily, and picked up another nearby pot as I was passing from the walk to the final. But of course, I couldn’t resist having a look for the other Church Micro as well – this one I had first DNF’d back in June 2011 when it was missing – and I’m ashamed to say I haven’t been back since. But today was a good day to put that to rest and, under a confused tree blossoming ridiculously early, I found what I was looking for.

Confused Blossom!
Confused Blossom!