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Day #209 – A Brace Of Rally Rounds, Plus

Trad: 3 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 4.4 miles

The other evening, Kitty!! and I had managed to work out the solution to a couple of Mr Crow’s impenetrable puzzles. As she’s not allowed to find them before anyone else, it was left to me to give it a go today. Rally Round 204 Murder was my first target. It was a quick find but I had been beaten to the FTF by 24 hours. Oh well, I wasn’t really surprised.

Then I stopped off in Witham to mop up a few stragglers. Ice Breaker – Bucket Of Fun was a big cache – another easy find next to the golf course. I found a stray ball which I’ll keep for Kitty who needs them for an evil cache she’s planning.

A Bucket Of Fun!
A Bucket Of Fun!

Waterworks was across Whet Mead which required a trip under the A12 via a tunnel – and I found a troll looking at me! At GZ, I randomly found another golf ball in the grass! Odd, as it’s miles from where you would expect anyone to be hitting a golf ball…

Troll Under The Bridge?
Troll Under The Bridge?

The final target of the day was Rally Round 203 Missing Numbers. I approached with trepidation, but was delighted to find an empty log sheet – yay! I wasn’t actually chasing the FTF but it’s nice when it happens. No. 25 in nearly 8 years of caching!

RR203 - First To Find!
RR203 – First To Find!

An enjoyable morning out!

Day #82 – Easy As ABC

Trad: 1
Walked: 1.4 miles

16th October 2015
16th October 2015

Today was one of those grim “cement lid” days. Whilst not actually raining, it took some effort to drag myself out, so I set off for a couple of hides in The Rodings which would only need a short walk.

I should have read the logs properly first – the Church Micro at White Roding was obviously gone with 12 consecutive previous DNF’s! I added my name to the list.

My backup option was another in the ABC Of Essex series, A Is For Abbess Roding. Thankfully the caching trolls were kind and I found the box easily. Inside was Terry The Tiny Triceratops! He’s purple so I felt compelled to bring him home.

Terry The Tiny Triceratops!
Terry The Tiny Triceratops!

I left a film pot in exchange – hopefully someone will use it to place another cache soon.

Day #14 – Little Burstead Ramble

Trad: 26 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Letterbox: 3
Walked: 9.3 miles

9th August 2015
9th August 2015
King Troll!
King Troll!

I had a great walk today caching around Little Burstead near Billericay. The majority of these caches were placed by Bean & Sprout – and were a great collection of quirky, individual caches – very few film pots in evidence. It must have taken a long while to set them all for the Mega event.

I met a troll while searching under a bridge (the usual place for finding trolls, to be sure). The scenery was lovely and the walk of just over 9 miles was a little hilly in places, but definitely worth the stroll. I had made my own route since the caches aren’t specifically given in a particular order.

One of the best containers I found was this beautiful wooden heart-shaped box:

Heart Shaped Box
Heart Shaped Box

However, the most unusual occurrence of the day was before the main outing – I actually managed another First To Find! My 24th in nearly 7 years of caching, The Robin Is Watching is a tricky little hide in Galleywood. I needed two visits this morning before the penny finally dropped, but thankfully it dropped before anyone else could get their paws on it! I don’t particularly chase FTFs (it’s been 540 days since my last one) but it’s nice when the opportunity arises.