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Day #329 – Northaw Noodle Again

Trad: 5 Letterbox:1
Walked: 5.7 miles

Two little caching sessions today. The first was on my way to work for a late shift. I stopped off in Northaw again to pick up another section of the Hertfordshire Way caches, and the Village Sign.

VS#272 Northaw
VS#272 Northaw

There were some good sized pots along this bit.

A Nice Little Box
A Nice Little Box

And a letterbox with an intricate butterfly stamp, which I was delighted to ink in my notebook.

Lovely Butterfly Stamp
Lovely Butterfly Stamp

One of the most fun caches was hidden in this little red telephone box – it was well camo’d in a bag but it raised a nice smile once it was opened up to see what was inside.

Phone Home!
Phone Home!

I also managed a quick cache and dash in Shenley after work – it’s near the old School House which gets very busy during the week. But it was dead as a doornail on a Sunday evening! Perfect timing, no muggles.

Day #326 – Northaw Noodle

Trad: 5 Multi: 1 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 5.1 miles

I chose a different stretch of the Hertfordshire Way to tackle this evening, around Northaw Place. But first, I went to seek a couple of oldies from 2002 which were nearby. One was a quick find, The Barrel Makers Ramble.

Barrel Makers' Ramble
Barrel Makers’ Ramble

Where Four Corners Meet (Herts) was the next oldie. I was met with loads of vegetation and the tree stump didn’t reveal its secrets for ages. I gave it a good frisking but was about to give up…

In There Somewhere
In There Somewhere

… Then I tried a much less likely location and there it was, nestling in its camo bag. The box has recently been replaced, but other seekers after that haven’t been able to find it until I came along. Yay!

Replacement Found
Replacement Found

Then on to more Herts Way hides; some were in camo, like Mr Ratty here:

Ratty Woz 'Ere
Ratty Woz ‘Ere

And on the animal theme, this was the last find of the day, in an attractive Dolphin tin. I put my paws on it as the light was fading and the thunder began rumbling again in the distance. I didn’t want a repeat of Day #322 so I legged it back to the car, just as the heaviest spots of rain were beginning to fall.

Diving Dolphins
Diving Dolphins