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Day #258 – A Kentish Collection

Trad: 2 Multi: 1 Challenge: 16 Letterbox: 1
Earth: 1
Walked: 8.5 miles

Today’s expedition was back to Kent to pick up some more Challenge caches and a few extras I happened to be passing. The first of the extras was an earthcache in Well Hill, all about Kent Ragstone. Easy peasy, once the obligatory selfie had been taken!

Kent Ragstone Earthcache
Kent Ragstone Earthcache

The Mission Church at Well Hill was an interesting little place, where I picked up the only letterbox hide of the day.

Well Hill Mission Church Letterbox
Well Hill Mission Church Letterbox

My park and ride route took me to Orpington, Swanley, Knockholt, Crockenhill and Eynsford, so it was quite a winding little loop. I was pleased with the total of 16 challenges picked up today – it often takes longer to prove you’ve qualified than actually finding the pot! And that now brings up my Challenge finds to 94!

One Of The Many Challenges
One Of The Many Challenges

My main target was the long-windedly-named The Experienced Cacher-EarthCache Challenge Cache near Orpington, which was actually the first find of the day. But it filled in another blank DT square in the form of the rather juicy 3/5:

DT Grid, 9th April 2016
DT Grid, 9th April 2016

That leaves me with just 8 gaps at present. I know how to get another 4 of them filled – but that requires a boating expedition with some geobuddies, so it will have to wait until the weather improves! For the moment, I will have to plot how to fill the others from the comfort of my armchair.