I had a day off caching yesterday, as I had to go to London for work. But today I went out for a great 44-cache stroll around Mr Crow‘s Essex 100 – Loop 5 between Tollsebury, Salcott and Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Neither myself nor Kitty had previously done this section of the extended series, and Crow said it needed a maintenance walk, so we agreed to wander round and replace any missing pots where necessary. In the end it was a splendid day out.
For reasons I never really understood, Kitty had kidnapped Mr Crow’s Raccoon and was threatening to post it back to him. We just couldn’t fit the damned thing through the slot!
This penguin was a rather more modest critter found lurking in one of the pots.
We ended our walk just as some glorious light was highlighting the fields, with moody sky behind. We were glad to get back to the car!
I had to wait in at home this morning for a parcel to be delivered, which was driving me nuts as the sun was out and I was itching to go out and play.
Eventually it arrived (containing a new camera – whoop!) so I headed to Ulting to take some photos along the canal and make a start on Peverel Blue’sBolting Round Ulting ring. I’m doing them one by one rather than the whole lot at once. That way I get to keep my geostreak going for even longer, I need to eke out as many unfound caches as possible close to home!
As usual with a series plus bonus, I forgot to take note of the information for the bonus cache. But since I’ll be back here a few times, I hope I’ll remember to pick it up another time.
I enjoyed the way the puzzle was put together, even though it took me probably longer than it should have to make the connection between them! Nice when the penny finally dropped… I finally solved this puzzle a few days ago but it’s not been easy to go and look for it without my car. Now that’s fixed, I decided to make it today’s find.
Having already found some of the Pleshey Ring series by Fenners 1984 while I was walking a stretch of the Essex Way nearby, I thought I would try and pick up some more of the series today. Another 7 finds under my belt.
I decided to visit the village of Messing to pick up a little series called The Mad Cows Of Messing. They were straightforward finds but I enjoyed the stroll around the lanes. Here’s a flarey view of the fields: