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Day #232 – Sherlock 6

Multi: 1
Walked: 6.4 miles

I’ve been slowly collecting the old “virtual” multi caches in rodz’s Sherlock series. Today’s target was a visit after work to the last one, Sherlock 6 – Elementary, my dear Watson! which, rather appropriately, is at 221B Baker Street.

The Man Himself
The Man Himself, Euston Road

I’ve been carrying round a Canadian geocoin for a few weeks whose mission was to visit this very cache. It’s taken nearly 6 years and over 13,216 miles to do it, but I was delighted to be able to take dip it in the cache today! I wonder what its mission will be now?

At GZ With A Geocoin
At GZ With A Geocoin

I gathered the info I needed easily enough, the final piece in the Sherlock puzzle, but the hunt for the actual booty will have to wait for another evening.

At GZ With A Geocoin
At GZ With A Geocoin

Day #228 – Fossils & Friends

Multi: 1 Earth: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 6.3 miles

I was near St. Paul’s this afternoon and decided to finally complete the Earth Cache there which is all about the fossils on the steps. To start with I couldn’t see any, then all of a sudden, they seemed to be everywhere! Here’s an impressive specimen:

Fossils At St. Paul's!
Fossils At St. Paul’s!

Having done that, I was able to attend a small but perfectly-formed little Flash Mob within 20 yards of the Earth Cache. Nice to meet cachers from Yorkshire, London, The Netherlands and Spain!

Small But Perfectly Formed Flash Mob
Small But Perfectly Formed Flash Mob

My final stop of the day was to pick up Sherlock 3 – The Wages Of Sin, Watson! which is the penultimate “multi-virtual” I need to find before I can go after the actual Sherlock booty.

At The Sign Of The Flying Horse
At The Sign Of The Flying Horse

The info was to be found near this flying horse by Temple Church. A lovely area for a quick stroll. It was then a very unpleasant rush-hour ride on the Central Line from Chancery Lane to Liverpool Street. And I wonder why I try to avoid travelling at peak times…

Day #205 – A Brace Of Sherlocks

Trad: 1 Multi: 2
Walked: 5.4 miles

I had just enough time to grab a couple of “virtual” multis and a SideTracked hide on my way to work this morning. The first was SideTracked Charing Cross, which I had failed miserably at a few weeks ago. A bit of armchair research when I got home and I knew immediately where I should be today. Voilà!

Then onto the nearby Sherlock 4 – I cannot live without brainwork! which is listed as a multi but in reality is an old virtual which contributes numbers into an actual multi at the end, when you have found all 6 feeder caches. Thankfully it was a quick find today.

Sherlock 4
Sherlock 4

Sherlock 5 – If you eliminate the impossible… was the next one, just around the corner. What a hash I made of it! I had to return later after work to have another go, but got there in the end. Phew!

Sherlock 5
Sherlock 5

Having done Sherlock 2 back in 2013, and picked up No.1 a few weeks ago, I now just have Nos. 3 and 6 to find to get all the numbers I need for the actual physical multi. I’ll work on those over the next few weeks when I’m in the Capital again.