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Little Venice Plus

Trad: 4 Multi: 1
Walked: 8.0 miles

Another short day at work meant I was able to top and tail my trip to London with a bit of caching. First stop of the morning was the South Bank to finally avenge the DNF at Henry’s Lost Letter, which I failed to find a few days ago.

Barges On The Thames
Barges On The Thames

Another hide I was able to revisit was SideTracked – London Marylebone when, on my last visit, it was so muggle-infested I didn’t even try. Today was a different matter, and I located the prize quite quickly.

Marylebone Station Facade
Marylebone Station Facade

After the working day was done, I headed to Little Venice for a few more caches as dusk began to fall. My first stop was Warwick Avenue SideTracked, which didn’t pose any great problems.

Warwick Avenue Tube
Warwick Avenue Tube

I walked across to Over Troubled Water, a hide on the bridge over the Grand Union Canal. It was a little bit tricky but eventually the muggles thinned out sufficiently for me to have a proper look, and there it was. A nice spot to spend a few minutes watching the world go by.

Over Troubled Water
Over Troubled Water

The last port of call was the SideTracked hide at Royal Oak, which I bagged on my way to the tube station and to make my way home.

Royal Oak At Dusk
Royal Oak At Dusk

Day #388 – London Summer Evening

Trad: 3 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Challenge: 1 Virtual: 1
Walked: 7 miles

One good thing about having to work in London on a Summer’s day, is that you get a nice Summer’s evening for a geo-walk afterwards. I did  about 7 miles in two hours after finishing at the office, and picked up some great caches around Kensington, Hyde Park and up to Edgware Road.

Little Quacker Meets Sherlock
Little Quacker Meets Sherlock

The main targets were Sherlock 7 – The Booty!, which I had finally collected enough information to find, Central London Team Quest 1 – another Virtual ticked off the list and, having recently qualified, the 366 Days Challenge cache. I also managed a couple of CMs and a SideTracked or two.