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Day #309 – It’s Not About The Numbers

Trad: 15
Walked: 6.5 miles

As we all know, it’s not about the numbers. Except when it is…

I’m trying to keep up at least 200 finds/month this year (of course, it’s for a challenge!) and I looked at my stats to realise I was just 14 short for May. So today I set myself the target of finding all 14 to finish the task with a day to spare.

I had picked the M2M Series around Mundon (which used to run all the way to Maldon), in theory giving me 12 caches. However, things didn’t start well with 2 DNF’s! Argh! I was very glad to find the first one of the day at the third hide I tried.

Strange Fruit!
Strange Fruit!

It was typical Bank Holiday weather – cloudy, windy and perishing cold! Boy was I glad of my fleece hat. Ridiculous for almost June.

Not This Gate Post
Not This Gate Post

There were a few pockets of civilisation, but the main walk was largely rural, thankfully without the added menace of bovines to cross my path. I did see some unhappy shivering sheep – freshly shorn of their fleece coats!

Shorn Sheeps!
Shorn Sheeps!

Someone is proud of their garden – and has even acquired their own phone box to adorn it. Perhaps its a potting shed?

Phone Home
Phone Home

Unlike the cows, it’s always nice to smile politely when you’re pleased to see someone…

Smile! You've Found It!
Smile! You’ve Found It!

Eventually I had 10 in the bag from the series, so relocated the car to Maldon to do a few short walks and drive bys – finishing off most of my unfound caches from the No Mud series. I found an extra one for luck, bringing the tally to 15 for today, and nudging my monthly finds over my total. It was quite hard work!

The Ruin Of St. Giles
The Ruin Of St. Giles

Day #86 – Mersea Mooch

Trad: 7
Walked: 3.7 miles

20th October 2015
20th October 2015

The sun was shining so I fancied a trip to the seaside. During Mega Week there had been quite a few caches on Mersea Island which Alistair and I didn’t have time to look for, so I thought I would try to mop a few more up today.

Which One Is Hutchey's?
Which One Is Hutchey’s?

There are some lovely views of the colourful beach huts and out across the water by some rusty anchors (caches close to both, of course!).

Anchors Away!
Anchors Away!
Lovely Cake
Lovely Cake

I was particularly pleased to have found a very tricky little cache hidden in lots of ivy in a local park. I’m not sure I would have had the patience normally, but I had just enjoyed a mug of tea and tasty slice of cake at a café overlooking the prom, so I was fortified for my search!

The day rounded off with a colourful sunset at the jetty. Unfortunately, the cache there had walked, so pictures were the only thing to be had.

Sunset At The Jetty
Sunset At The Jetty

I’ve just realised that my 6th find today was also my 700th since starting this geostreak! BUT – it’s not about the numbers 😉