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Day #204 – Wickford Stragglers

Trad: 3 Multi: 1
Walked: 3.6 miles

I picked up several stragglers in Rawreth and Wickford today. The first was the final of the multi, WW1 Air Crash Site – BE 12 & SE 5a which I had DNF’d back in October when it was missing. It was an easy spot today!

An Interesting Tree
An Interesting Tree

Having found that one, I moved on to a trio of drive-bys in Wickford to put a few more smileys on the map. They were all quick finds – I must be on a roll today!

Day #94 – Lucky’s Trail

Trad: 6
Walked: 2.2 miles

28th October 2015
28th October 2015
Too far up the tree for me!
Too far up the tree for me!

Lucky’s Trail is a nice little set of six caches around the recreation ground in Rawreth, set by Tot66. I’ve had them on my radar for a while, and today they bubbled up to the top of my list.

They are a good variety of hides and difficulties. I found all but one – well, actually, I found the other one too, but it was too far up a tree for me to retrieve. The CO contacted me after my “Write Note” log to say I could claim it as a proper find if I wanted to. I did, but I will take Alistair there when he’s next down south and send him up the tree to sign the log!

One cache was snuggled under a bridge, a quick find.

Trolls cache soon found
Trolls cache soon found

The view from the ditch!

Cache's eye view
Cache’s eye view

The next one was great – a huge, fat, furry spider lurking up a tree on a piece of fishing wire! Just find where to drop the wire down and there it is…

Big Fat spider hiding the cache!
Big Fat spider hiding the cache!

Another more friendly critter was hiding in a bush.

Miss Tiggywinkle lurks in a bush
Miss Tiggywinkle lurks in a bush

I had to wait around to find the last cache as there had previously been muggles at GZ training their puppy, but at least the wait meant I was able to catch a rather spectacular sunset.

Spectacular Sunset After the last cache
Spectacular Sunset After the last cache

Day #84 – Wick Wander & WWI

Trad: 8
Walked: 7.3 miles

18th October 2015
18th October 2015

Today’s outing started in the outskirts of Rawreth to pick up a couple more of the A130 Bridge caches. Then a walk to collect information for the WW1 Air Crash Site Multi which is nearby.

At the Memorial for Stroud
At the Memorial for Stroud

Unfortunately the final hide seems to have disappeared thanks to some recent ditch clearance – a pity. But I met some friendly inhabitants in one of the boxes I passed. 🙂

Fun Friends In The Cache
Fun Friends In The Cache

Mid-way through the circular walk I took a detour to Wick Country Park to look for a little series of five caches hidden there. They were a nice set, mostly easy finds.

No trolls here!

Wick Country Park Bridge
Wick Country Park Bridge

But I did find an old pillbox hiding in the undergrowth.

Wick Country Park Pillbox
Wick Country Park Pillbox