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Day #281 – Bank Holiday Cache & Dash

Trad: 1
Walked: 6.8 miles

Sadly I was working today, so no time for a long geowalk for me. Instead I chose the recently placed Mountnessing Bridleway cache as my target on the way to work this morning. Better to get it under my belt early in the day, as I wasn’t sure what time I would be finishing this evening.

Footbridge Over The Wid
Footbridge Over The Wid

I’ve just been reminded that today is the 16th Birthday of Geocaching! Happy Birthday Signal! 🙂

Day #218 – Leap Day, One In Four

Trad: 2 Event: 1
Walked: 4.2 miles

Leap Day is of course a one-in-four year event. Geocachers get excited about it as it enables them to fill that elusive missing day in their “finds by date calendar”. In 2012 I hosted the Essex Meet Leap Day event and had my arm twisted to do it again this year.

This morning was also the day that my pesky car decided to die again – the third time in 5 months! Argh! What to do?

I knew I wouldn’t have time to get it sorted out today, so just left it sulking on the drive and hopped on the train to Ingatestone to find a couple of Kitty!!’s new caches in her old Mamma Mia loop.

The View From The Cache
The View From The Cache

The sky was blue and the sun was shining. Thankfully it wasn’t too windy or muddy underfoot. And thanks to the generosity of a couple of caching friends, I got a lift to and from the pub in Mountnessing where the event was held this evening – it would have been very embarrassing not to turn up at my own do!