Day #5 – Mersea & The Flitch Trials

Event: 2 Trad: 6 Earth: 1 Letterbox: 1 Virtual: 1
Walked: 6.6 miles

31st July 2015
31st July 2015

Another fun day of Essex Mega events today, kicking off with a trip to Mersea Island to find several trads, an unusual Virtual which moves around the country (it wasn’t actually in North Yorkshire when I found it, but at the end of Mersea Island!) and an Earth Cache. Alistair explored the cliffs along the coastline:

Up The Cliff
Up The Cliff

Boats near the Survey Monument at the end of Cudmore Grove (close to the location of the Virtual).

Mersea Boats
Mersea Boats

This evening we headed to Barleylands to enjoy Pie and Mash for dinner and pitch our camping spot.

Shifty The Megaduck!
Shifty The Mega Duck! [photo by Alistair]
Then it was time to attend the Flitch Trials – with a caching flavour. Three caching couples were cross-examined about the truth of their DNF logs – and the “jury” voted them Guilty or Not Guilty after hearing the evidence.

The Hanging Judge
The Hanging Judge
Selfie Time
Selfie Time
Guilty As Charged!
Guilty As Charged!

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