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Day #318 – Of Abbots And Kings

Trad: 6 Puzzle: 1 Letterbox: 1 Virtual: 1
Walked: 7.5 miles

This evening I took a trip over to Kings Langley and Abbots Langley to pick up a few specific caches. The first was a letterbox hide, which is part of a series in Kent – yes, really! It was an easy enough find, but I made the mistake of not wearing long sleeves and got nettled to death for my troubles. Ouch.

Nettled To Death!
Nettled To Death!

The next stop was an old Virtual in the grounds of Kings Langley church. There’s supposed to be a “sword” up there somewhere! Couldn’t see it, but found the info to enable me to log the find.

Virtual Up A Tree
Virtual Up A Tree

Then I took a little potter around the town and along the Grand Union Canal to find a few more trads.

Reflecting In The Grand Union
Reflecting In The Grand Union

After that successful mission, I relocated to Abbots Langley a short drive away, to look for a cache with D5/T4 rating, Something In The Pipeline. I had come prepared, so was able to find the little blighter without too much trouble! Must be getting good at this!

Tricky Beast, Tamed
Tricky Beast, Tamed

In preparation for my visit, I had already solved the puzzle for the nearby Side Tracked – Kings Langley hide. I passed this wind turbine on the way, just as dusk was falling. A good evening’s hunting with only one DNF.

Windy Miller At Dusk
Windy Miller At Dusk

Day #99 – A Famous Encounter

Trad: 4 Puzzle: 1 Virtual: 3
Walked: 10.6 miles

2nd November 2015
2nd November 2015

I had another day’s exploration in London today and took the opportunity to find some old virtuals, a puzzle and three trads.

My first stop was a lovely puzzle cache based around the hidden gem that is Cleary Gardens – with a final in another popular tourist location.

Cleary Gardens Puzzle
Cleary Gardens Puzzle

A visit to the Millennium Bridge and environs for MMMemorial was next on the agenda. I encountered some Bridge Monkeys busy painting the structure (or were they just thinking about it?)

Bridge Monkeys Painting The Millennium Bridge!
Bridge Monkeys Painting The Millennium Bridge!

The memorial itself is actually under the bridge on the north bank of the Thames – somewhere I’ve visited before but never noticed the memorial! It’s great when geocaching takes you somewhere like that.

MMMemorial Virtual
MMMemorial Virtual

Later on I revisited Wilmington, which I have DNF’d TWICE now – but today was more successful – and I found the little blighter.

Lovely Light In Wilmington Square
Lovely Light In Wilmington Square

The last port of call were a couple of caches along the Regent’s Canal around Islington. The first was ‘Legging it’ – Islington which was a quick find.

Regent's Canal At Islington Tunnel
Regent’s Canal At Islington Tunnel

Although I found the second at City Road Basin easily enough, I only just managed to reach it, and was having trouble putting it back. So I resolved to ask the next tall passer-by for help.

A couple of guys came along walking a dog, and I explained where the cache needed to go. They looked bemused but obliged without comment. After they had walked off, I thought one of them looked very familiar – it was bugging me for ages, but eventually I realised it was none other than writer and actor, Mark Gatiss! I bet I was his oddest encounter of the day, he was probably expecting me to ask for an autograph!!

Day #41 – The Wivenhoe Wonkle

Multi: 1
Walked: 1.9 miles

5th September 2015
5th September 2015

I’ve attempted to find The Wivenhoe Wonkle several times. I must have got the numbers wrong because I was never really in exctly the right place. Turns out I was close!

But at a recent geo-meet up, Mr BEASTMARSTA, the cache owner, took pity on me and told me where I was going wrong. So today I headed off AGAIN to the Quay to bag my find – and yes, FINALLY the Wonkle was MINE!

Here’s a pic of Dry Dock along West Quay as I was passing.

Dry Dock
Dry Dock