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Camden Constitutional

Trad: 4 Multi: 1
Walked: 7.9 miles

Another afternoon shift in London meant another morning walk while the sun was shining. My first stop was for Ghost Tube SideTracked Lords. The view from GZ showed the pavilion roof off rather well.

Lords Skyline
Lords Skyline

Then I made my way to the final of the old Virtual/Multi series, Catastrophe, Calamity, Cataclysm – The Prize! It has been a long while coming, since I’ve been doing the feeder caches in dribs and drabs over several months. Great to finally have this one ticked off the list!

Next was a visit to Regents Canal which was a DNF, and then further along for Stephenson’s Vaults, a cheeky placement which had to have a fave. It was tricky to retrieve between muggles, there was a lot of traffic along the canal today.

This Is Art
This Is Art

After another trad find in Camden it was finally on to my last one of the day,  Carreras Cigarette Factory near Mornington Crescent. This was hidden opposite the splendid Art Deco façade of the old factory, guarded by a pair of regal-looking cats!

Carreras Factory
Carreras Factory

Playtime over, I headed off to Westminster to start my shift.

Holborn & Upminster

Trad: 3 Multi: 1
Walked: 7.9 miles

I was in London again for work this afternoon but had to travel in via Upminster due to engineering works on my usual route. My first was a trad at Upminster Station, then a trip on the District Line into central London. I was early for work, so picked up another trad and a multi around Holborn before heading off to earn a crust.

Red Lion Square
Red Lion Square

Once my shift was done, I got the tube back to Upminster again but couldn’t resist looking for just one more, despite it being dark. A nighttime Nano to round off the evening, job done.

Nighttime Nano
Nighttime Nano

Kensington Stroll

Trad: 2 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 7.6 miles

It’s getting dark early now that the clocks have gone back. That didn’t stop me going for a nice 4-cache walk from Westminster to Kensington this evening after work. It’s funny how different London’s streets look after dark – but it also provides some cover from muggles who tend to ignore what you are doing.

The End Of The Road
The End Of The Road

London Loot

Trad: 3
Walked: 6.2 miles

Back in London again for work today, and time for a few caches afterwards. Lambeth and Vauxhall here I come.

Lambeth Bridge
Lambeth Bridge

After a nice walk along the River Thames, I headed to an urban farm and found a plastic cow! It was looking at me when I found the cache.

Urban Cow!
Urban Cow!

The last one was close to some lovely old Georgian architecture. Now time to head back to the train for home.

Georgian Houses
Georgian Houses

Evening Caches In London

Trad: 2
Walked: 7 miles

I was back in London for work today, so went for a walk afterwards to find a couple of caches in Vauxhall. The first was the very cheeky For The HAL of It at the British Interplanetary Society. Rather evil but I had a fun encounter of the humanoid kind with a lady that worked there – who knew exactly where the cache was!

For The HAL Of It!
For The HAL Of It!

There was just time for one more before heading home – the sun had already gone to bed!

Vauxhall Sunset
Vauxhall Sunset

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