I had planned to go out for a quick single find today, another of the Bolting Round Ulting loop. But I changed my mind when I was half way there and detoured to Maldon to try my hand at another few of the No Mud hides. Success at three (including one I had previously DNF’d a few months ago) and no luck with two more.
Originally I was going to call it a day after that, but addiction got the better of me and I headed off to Mundon to search for a lovely little Letterbox by Bean & Sprout instead. Just for once, I remembered I had my Smiley stamp in the bag with me, so I was able to stamp up the cache’s logbook with mine, as well as my own with the Daffodil stamp which was in the box.
After another detour to Latchingdon for a Village Sign multi (and a trad DNF), it was back towards home via Cold Norton – to finally pick up CrazyHedgehogs‘ Mr Crabby’s Cold Bridge Cache – another which has been bugging me for months since my last DNF there. Hooray! Job done. 🙂
Alistair and I had a bit of unfinished business in Maldon today. It was spitting with rain again so we decided some more urban caches were on the menu. Half a dozen trads looked like just the ticket.
Alistair needed a D5 to complete his 2015 Geocaching Road Trip challenges so we picked GSI HQ as a target. It wasn’t long before he had it in his sticky paw – he’s a seasoned pro, having been caching since October 2002!
Another one on my hit list was Hard Drive – one which had had me stumped a couple of times. But a quiet, rainy Sunday afternoon seemed the perfect time to attempt it again as GZ is usually buzzing and overlooked by muggles during the week. In the end, it was me who put my hand on it pretty quickly – ignoring the stupid hint and believing my GPS!
Eventually, we found ourselves on the Quayside again. Alistair found the micro close to the old Buoy, which I had bagged a while back. One more for him on the way back to the car and that was our caching day done.
Traditional: 12 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 2 Walked: 6.4 miles
Alistair was staying again for a few days after the BBQ yesterday. The weather today looked rather iffy so we decided to try some urban caches around Maldon. They were mostly straightforward hides but the two puzzles and multi all had Pirate themes. I had solved the puzzles a few days ago so it was nice to find them so quickly.
One of the other caches was being guarded by this rather helpful little Alien.