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Day #298 – Stoaty McStoat Face

Trad: 3
Walked: 2.4 miles

Kitty!! and I attempted It Takes Two in Basildon a couple of months ago, but it was missing. A return mission was scheduled for today, it having been replaced recently. This time it was a lightning quick find (we had taken the right gear with us!) which filled another DT square for me – D4/T4.5. Just five to go now!

Stoaty McStoat Face!
Stoaty McStoat Face!
Well Equipped!
Well Equipped!

Here’s what’s left of my DT grid after today’s finds:

DT Grid, 19th May 2016
DT Grid, 19th May 2016

After that success, we headed around the park for a few more that one or the other hadn’t found. But it took at least half an hour to locate the elusive twit at Holy Cross Perching – just as we were about to give up, I spotted the little blighter! Phew!

Being Watched
Being Watched

Day #97 – Indy’s Stroll

Trad: 9
Walked: 4.0 miles

31st October 2015
31st October 2015

Today’s target was a nice little series of 9 caches by Indy Walker, set in North Benfleet. I didn’t leave home until early afternoon, but since sunset is around 4:30pm now the clocks have changed, I knew I had to get a move on to get them all found in daylight.

The start of the walk was along a lovely tree-lined byway.

On The Track
On The Track

I took a brief detour from the 9-cache loop to find Geisha’s Gallop (by the same CO) – a rather cool little owl hanging in a tree!

Twit-Twooooooo!
Twit-Twooooooo!

One cache was guarded by a troll at this unusually-constructed bridge.

Unusual Bridge
Unusual Bridge

Another hide had had several DNF’s logged previously, but I dug a big deeper than most and voilà! There it was!

Tricky Find
Tricky Find

I found all but one of the caches – I have suspicions that the last one is gone. It was getting dark by the time I was able to look properly, but sometimes the hunch that it’s missing is strong and you don’t keep searching forever.

Sunset On The Way Back
Sunset On The Way Back