When it was grey, grim and pouring with rain this morning, I was doubtful that I would get any sort of walk and had resigned myself to having to use up one of the nearby cache and dash hides for today’s find. But after lunch, the sun came out, and I hot-footed it over to Pleshey to have a look for four recently placed Essex Way Diversion caches.
My first stop, however, was back to the Pleshey Ring Bonus cache which I have DNF’d twice now. I’ve no idea why I made such a hash of it before. With a bit more info from the CO, today I found it quickly.
The sun was beginning to set by the time I finished, but I was pleased to put another 5 caches on the found list. Pleshey is a lovely place, but it’s a pain in the butt to get to, which is why I decided to mop up all the stragglers today.
I’ve just noticed that the final find today makes 1000 caches since I started my geo-streak on 27th July 2015. Yay!
I headed towards Good Easter, High Easter and Pleshey for my tupperware hunting today. First on the list was a revisit to an old friend, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum… since I was passing I thought I would take a look for it again. It’s been in the wild since December 2002 – and is one of the oldest caches in Essex.
Next I headed for the Bridge Too Far to make a waypoint and work out the location of A Funny Thing Happened Returning From The Forum. I’ve been to the bridge before, so finding it was no problem.
I’m pleased that my guess at GZ was only about 10m out. I widened my search and then found the perfect place for a cache – and there it was!
Then I moved on to High Easter and did a circular walk of about 3 miles to pick up 3 more Trads. My final stop was the only Trad in Pleshey which I haven’t been able to find, twice DNF’d before… The CO had taken pity on me and given me a big hint and this time it was quickly in my sticky paws.
Having already found some of the Pleshey Ring series by Fenners 1984 while I was walking a stretch of the Essex Way nearby, I thought I would try and pick up some more of the series today. Another 7 finds under my belt.
I decided to tackle another stretch of The Essex Way today – this time based on a figure-of-8 loop around Pleshey, a little village to the north west of Chelmsford.
I also picked up some other caches along the route, part of the Pleshey Ring series.
It was getting dark by the time I returned to the car, but the scenery on the walk was lovely and I didn’t mind getting back late – I much prefer afternoon and evening walking during the summer when it’s a bit cooler.
Cache 136 The Essex Way, found today, brought up my 3200th find.