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Day #315 – Eastwood Fields Revival

Trad: 2 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 3.5 miles

Last night I had been working on locating potential caches for a revival, as I needed another 100-odd days to tip me over the qualification for a Challenge cache. Projec-GC to the rescue. It showed me there was one in Rayleigh, the Eastwood Fields – Final Cache.

It originally had two companions, pot A and B, each containing Eastings or Northings for this final cache. Pot A has now been archived, and since then, I suspect nobody had even attempted the final with half the info missing. Could I do it?

Pot B was a bit tricky to find, but I managed to locate it after a few false starts. I took note of its precious information and did some calculations.

Pot B In Hiding
Pot B In Hiding

Given the geography of the site, and the proximity rule for Pots A and B, I realised there weren’t that many options to search, even without the Northing value. So I went on a targeted hunt. And Voilà! There it was in the third place I looked!

Is That It?
Is That It?

I was a bit nervous to open it to see if anyone else had stumbled across it in the meantime.

Yes! A Nice Cache
Yes! A Nice Cache

But I needn’t have worried – there it was, in all its glory, with the last log over 13 months ago. Job done!

And A 13-Month Revival
And A 13-Month Revival

It was very satisfying finding this one, and knowing it was still possible, you just had to work a little harder for it than in the past. I hope my example will encourage others to seek it out as well.

Day #127 – Reviving Warley Wander

Puzzle: 1
Walked: 2.7 miles

30th November 2015
30th November 2015

Today I finished my 10-day non-traditional caches mini streak, which now qualifies me for the Unconventional Streak Challenge Cache near Shoreham in Kent. That’s the last of the set of five which I needed to qualify for, so sometime soon I will go and pick them up on a challenge day in Kent.

My target for the day was Warley Wander by hair225, a nice little puzzle cache south of Brentwood. I was also pleased to effect a revival here, as it’s not been found since September 2014.

Warley Wander Loot
Warley Wander Loot

Day #24 – Caching In The Colnes

Trad: 8 Puzzle: 8 Event: 1
Walked: 14.2 miles

19th August 2015
19th August 2015

I planned a grand walking route of just over 14 miles today around Cone Engaine and Earl’s Colne.

Overshot Mill, Colne Engaine
Overshot Mill, Colne Engaine

I had spent several weeks looking at the various puzzles in the area by gillywig.  I had gradually chipped away at the answers, as I knew I would be visiting close by in the evening for the Essex/Suffolk Border Piffle #28 meetup in Mount Bures.

Gilly and Grahame always have some surprises up their sleeves when it comes to puzzles, and I wasn’t disappointed today. I particularly enjoyed solving and finding Sequences & Series 2 : Black Adder – a comedy show which I have loved for years. I also picked up some traditional hides along the way, including reviving This Pudding Is For Christmas, Not For Life!!! which had not been found for over 17 months!