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Day #98 – Langdon Plotlands

Trad: 10
Walked: 5.6 miles

1st November 2015
1st November 2015

A series of 15 caches was laid to coincide with the Essex Mega CITO event at Langdon Plotlands back on Day #7, but I only had time to search for one of them then. So I thought I should go and have another look for the rest today.

There was plenty of evidence of the homes which used to sit on the plots:

What Remains...
What Remains…

I had a rather a lot of DNF’s on the series – the GPS was bouncing around due to the tree cover and none of the caches had any hints, which wasn’t very helpful, given the multitude of trees. Oh well.

Too Many Logs
Too Many Logs

In the middle, I took a brief detour to find two unrelated caches – one of which was hidden in this cool bird box inside a lovely tree.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

One of the series was a decent sized box and thankfully an easy find!

An Easy Find
An Easy Find

All in all, not a bad day out, but it may well have been more successful if there were hints for the hides. They are mainly billed as D1.5 caches, but clearly if the tree cover is bad and the co-ords are 30ft or more off, there’s little chance of a find unless you strike it very lucky.

Day #7 – Big Breakfast, Trash & The Welsh

Event: 2 Trad: 1 CITO: 1
Walked: 4.7 miles

2nd August 2015
2nd August 2015
Alistair And His Brekkie
Alistair And His Brekkie
Saucy!
Saucy!

After another night under canvas at Barleylands, we woke up and headed over to the first event of the day, The Big Breakfast. The queue was rather big too, but we eventually got our Full English.

Can't Get Out!
Can’t Get Out!

It was a very hot morning but the work parties were in full swing at Langdon Plotlands for the event and subsequent CITO – some of us were put to clearing brambles – it’s good to get revenge after so many scratching incidents whilst out caching!

Hacking At The Brambles
Hacking At The Brambles

The final event of the day was From Gavin To Stacy, hosted by the 2016 Welsh Mega Committee in Hockley Woods.

Welsh Mega Tent
Welsh Mega Tent
Ddraig Meets Some Admirers
Ddraig Meets Some Admirers

Alistair and I were rather exhausted by this point, so while other keen cachers went racing around the woods, we found a nice shady spot to sit and have a chill out.

A Spot In The Shade
A Spot In The Shade