A busy day today attending an event and a CITO, plus bagging various caches around Mersea Island. My first stop was to DNF infinson’s2 for the thirdtime – not even the presence of Kitty!! this time could help us locate the cache, just a hook where it had been!
So we headed off to console ourselves at the Geo-Coffee Club meet in Little Braxted. Shifty insisted on coming too, but was disappointed when I ate all the cake. Cantankerous bird!
Having consumed the delicious cake, we set off to the CITO event at Cudmore Grove on Mersea. On arrival, Geotrowel was busy fanning the flames to get a brew going for all the hard-working litter pickers.
I followed along behind a few folks and for the first half mile or so, the beach was spotless as they had already picked it clean. But there was evidence of much recent cliff-fall along the way – a sobering thought considering how firm it had all looked back in August when we were last here for the Mega CITO event.
Eventually I got to a spot where the others had turned back with full bags and carried on from there, with my trusty companion, Larry The Litterpicker! He was soon set to work munching discarded rubbish and putting it in the bag.
After our litter-picking was done, we returned to base camp for more well-earned tea and cake. Then I had a lovely potter around various bits of the island picking up some more orphan caches which were still taunting me on the map. A grand day out.
Today’s finds also brings up the 100 days left milestone until I complete my 366 Geostreak! Gotta keep going…
A few weeks ago I noticed a CITO event had been published for today, and since I needed another two to qualify me for two different challenge caches, I made a note to attend this one in Stowmarket. I also invited along my lapsed caching friend Leeky who lives in the town.
Most cachers were issued with binbags and litterpickers to borrow, but I brought along my own buddy, Larry The Litterpicker who visits all the CITO events I go to. He had a bit of a fight with Leeky over ownership of one bit of rubbish…
We collected a big bagful each, and had a nice natter while walking around the Cedars Park estate. We also found three caches while we were out and about wombling.
Leeky was pleased to have found a hubcap – better in the bin than littering in a hedge!
We went for a rewarding lunch in ‘Spoons in the town (and found another couple of quick cache and dashes before the rain started).
Leeky returned home but there was still some daylight left, so I picked up a few more caches in the area, including a puzzle which I had solved a few weeks ago in preparation for today’s visit. I was a bit worried by the Tree Climb attribute, but decided to go take a look anyway. Larry was a great help, just reaching the cache for me without my feet leaving the ground! Hurrah for Litterpickers!
After a final two Church Micro finds in nearby Stowupland, I drove to Colchester to stay with Mum and Dad overnight, which will save time tomorrow when I go to Mistley for the first of BEASTMARSTA’s 2016 Flash Meets.