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A Southwark Selection

Trad: 2 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Earth: 3
Walked: 8 miles

I enjoyed my day off yesterday, and said goodbye to Alistair who was off back home to Newcastle. Not finding a cache was a bit weird, but a relief at the same time!

Today I was back in London for meetings, but started a bit later than normal, so I made the most of the morning by going into Westminster Cathedral to tackle the Earthcache based around the different marbles inside. It’s quite eye-opening!

Westminster Cathedral EC
Westminster Cathedral EC
CM8005 - Southwark St. George
CM8005 – Southwark St. George

After work it was still fairly light, so I took a walk around Southwark and Bermondsey to pick up several caches which have been on my to do list for a while.

First stop was CM8005 St. George. An easy find once I had crunched the numbers. Then onto a solved puzzle and trad CM before heading to the Cathedral for the Earthcache, Southwark Flintstones. I didn’t spot Fred or Wilma, but did gather enough info for the cache!

Selfie At Southwark Cathedral
Selfie At Southwark Cathedral

My last port of call was the SideTracked Earthcache at London Bridge station, which I eventually found when on the right level. More info gathered, ready to fire off emails to the CO’s when I get home. So I’m easing back into it gently after finally breaking my streak!

London Bridge EC SideTracked
London Bridge EC SideTracked

Day #254 – Pimlico Perambulation

Trad: 5 Earth: 2
Walked: 9.5 miles

I had an unexpectedly good haul in London today. At lunch time, I managed to find two caches during a walk around Pimlico. I thought that would probably be it, as the weather deteriorated during the afternoon.

But once I had finished work at around 6pm, the sun was out and it was a beautiful evening. So I took a walk to London Bridge, finding another three trads and two earth caches along the way.

Really Side Tracked Necropolis
Really Side Tracked Necropolis

The Tibetan Peace Garden and St. George’s Circle Obelisk earned me two new DT ratings for earth caches, which means I’ve now finished part of the qualification for a D3/T5 Challenge cache, requiring 20 different DT’s. I just need to find another 6 earth caches of any DT and I can pick it up! A job for later in the week…

Tibetan Peace Garden
Tibetan Peace Garden

Day #112 – Southwark Saunter

Trad: 3 Multi: 2
Walked: 6.7 miles

15th November 2015
15th November 2015

I went to London today for a photo shoot with the Simple Street Photography meetup group. I knew the opportunities for caching during the photo walk would be limited, so arrived earlier and made five finds around Southwark beforehand.

The Shard View
The Shard View
The Winchester Geese Memorial
The Winchester Geese Memorial

The first was Shard View, then onto The Winchester Geese, two Church Micros and a fine little hide in Mint Street Park.

Chapel - Eau de Pardun
Chapel – Eau de Pardun

It was quite a nice walk and the sun even came out briefly! Not a bad haul, all in all.

Mint Street Park
Mint Street Park