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:
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.
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.
One of the series was a decent sized box and thankfully 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.
It was another one of those grim weather days today but as I was going to visit a friend in Ingatestone this afternoon, I forced myself out of the house a little bit earlier than I needed to to have a look for a duo of traditional hides in Doddinghurst/Hook End.
At least there was plenty of Autumn colour on show with these lovely Maple trees.
Thankfully it was a quick find at the first hide but despite a thorough search I drew a blank on the second. Here was a sign on the way to No. 2 – at least it doesn’t say “no geocaching”!
I needed a trip to Southend today to run some errands. I thought I would have a go at finding a couple of caches while I was there. It started well enough and I found a church micro and the Seafront Stroll #22 cache at the Funicular railway. But then it started to hammer down with rain. And I mean it haven’t seen that much water falling from the sky in AGES. I got thoroughly soaked on the way back to the car, despite having a huge golfing umbrella. Oh well, cache finds still count if you’re wet!