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Day #314 – Widford Wander

Trad: 8
Walked: 3.5 miles

I noticed a new little series by Rachel’n’Redd had been published a few days ago – the Writtle to Widford Loop, consisting of 8 caches along easy footpaths.  So today I decided to take a walk. I parked at the rec in Writtle and saw a nice game of cricket as I passed by.

Leather On Willow, Writtle
Leather On Willow, Writtle

The hides were all reasonably straightforward. I was pleased the logs were quite large as I wanted to test my new custom stamp to see what it looked like:

Testing My New Stamp
Testing My New Stamp

I’ve been this way before, a while ago, for some long-archived caches. But it was nice to return again and revisit this quaint little bridge.

A Nice Little Bridge
A Nice Little Bridge

One cache had a faithful Labrador guarding the pot! I left him be.

Cache Guardian
Cache Guardian

On the way back through Hylands Park, I spotted these huge concrete “Lego” bricks! Neat …

Concrete Lego!
Concrete Lego!

Day #305 – Dengie Drive-Bys

Trad: 4 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 2 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 3.5 miles

I slightly twisted my ankle yesterday after my caching walk, so decided to do some Dengie peninisula drive-bys today to give it bit of a rest.

FTF No. 26 - Yay!
FTF No. 26 – Yay!

I didn’t get going until nearly 6pm, just as a notification for a new Village Sign in Bicknacre dropped into my inbox. Oooh, you never know – might be on for FTF. I’m not normally one to chase them, but as I was going that way anyway, it would seem rude not to give it a shot.

It was a simple nano on a park bench, but yes, the log was blank when I arrived. Yay! FTF No. 26 in the bag.

There were a few Church Micros on the list, two in Latchingdon and one in Althorne, all picked up with ease.

CM107 - Latchingdon
CM107 – Latchingdon
CM531 - Althorne
CM531 – Althorne

I also found a couple of puzzles this evening – another new Really SideTracked, Cold Norton and the final Mr Mercator hide I hadn’t yet found, Lucky Eight.

On The Way To Lucky 8
On The Way To Lucky 8

There was also a lovely Letterbox hide in Althorne, Cheats Never Prosper. The cache title didn’t make much sense until I saw the great big stamp in the box! Bean & Sprout’s letterboxes always have the best stamps I’ve seen. I left a trackable for the mice to look after too.

Cheats Never Prosper
Cheats Never Prosper