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Day #311 – Colchester Capers

Trad: 11 Multi: 2
Walked: 9.9 miles

I had a client meeting during the morning in Colchester, so decided to stay in the area afterwards to find a few caches around the town. One of my first ports of call was at the old Roman Circus ruins near the Garrison. I liked the way the reminder of the old buildings was presented.

Colchester's Roman Circus
Colchester’s Roman Circus

It was a bit drizzly for my walk, but I found a few more, including this Leap Day themed cache before heading a little bit further north into Suffolk to find a few Church Micros.

Leap Day!
Leap Day!

I had a pleasant stroll to find a few more of geotrowel’s Grail Quest series too.

A Nice Walk
A Nice Walk

Then it was on to Higham and Raydon to find some more Suffolk multis for a challenge I’m working on.

CM2191 Higham St Mary
CM2191 Higham St Mary

So it was an interesting day out, in an area I don’t get to very often.

Day #98 – Langdon Plotlands

Trad: 10
Walked: 5.6 miles

1st November 2015
1st November 2015

A series of 15 caches was laid to coincide with the Essex Mega CITO event at Langdon Plotlands back on Day #7, but I only had time to search for one of them then. So I thought I should go and have another look for the rest today.

There was plenty of evidence of the homes which used to sit on the plots:

What Remains...
What Remains…

I had a rather a lot of DNF’s on the series – the GPS was bouncing around due to the tree cover and none of the caches had any hints, which wasn’t very helpful, given the multitude of trees. Oh well.

Too Many Logs
Too Many Logs

In the middle, I took a brief detour to find two unrelated caches – one of which was hidden in this cool bird box inside a lovely tree.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

One of the series was a decent sized box and thankfully an easy find!

An Easy Find
An Easy Find

All in all, not a bad day out, but it may well have been more successful if there were hints for the hides. They are mainly billed as D1.5 caches, but clearly if the tree cover is bad and the co-ords are 30ft or more off, there’s little chance of a find unless you strike it very lucky.