There was just time for a brace of caches in Danbury this evening after running errands nearby. Having been too busy gassing to collect these two the other night when the Essex Meet was held, I thought I would have a look today. A couple of nice quick finds. The sheep ignored me!
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.
It was typical Bank Holiday weather – cloudy, windy and perishing cold! Boy was I glad of my fleece hat. Ridiculous for almost June.
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!
Someone is proud of their garden – and has even acquired their own phone box to adorn it. Perhaps its a potting shed?
Unlike the cows, it’s always nice to smile politely when you’re pleased to see someone…
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!
More hideous traffic jams today, this time on my way to Elstree for a 10:30 meeting. It took two hours as the traffic lights at the A12/M25 roundabout were broken! So I started the day in a bad mood.
Thankfully, the day went smoothly and eventually I was let out around 6pm. It was another sunny evening, and I’ve had my eye on the North Mymms Circle of 10 caches, so I headed out that way for a walk before driving home.
It certainly was a pleasant evening stroll – again rather windy and I was glad of my coat, but plenty of sunshine to keep me going.
This dude was guarding one cache carefully.
I finished up in fading light, which meant I had a couple of DNF’s (one was due to my ineptitude, the other I’m not sure is there as someone else had not found it either). But 8 this evening is a good haul, and keeps me on track to push the 200 caches/month challenge along for another month.