Day #173 – Cool Cuban Spirit

Trad: 1 Puzzle: 62
Walked: 12.4 miles

I’ve had my eye on the Cool Cuban Spirit circuit in Kent by jazzyjessups for a while. I think I solved all 60 main puzzles well before Christmas, but haven’t had the time to come and pick them up yet. And a couple of days ago at the Essex Meet, I mentioned the series to Kitty!! and Mr Crow who were very eager to join me on my proposed attack on the caches today.

Three Musketeers Before Setting Off
Three Musketeers Before Setting Off

Kitty!! spent most of yesterday solving the puzzles and after a few late night emails we finally had a set of co-ords we both agreed on. Having met at Kitty’s house, we travelled to Kent in one car, parked up and set off along the track.

Along The Trail
Along The Trail

To begin with, the going was pretty good – the ground was still frozen in many places and we made good time on the first section. The route was mainly micros, but occasionally we were rewarded with a bigger box.

We Found A Big One!
We Found A Big One!

We met a few furry four-legged friends along the way – this was the cutest (and shortest!).

Stumpy Friend Along The Way
Stumpy Friend Along The Way

We had each brought a packed lunch, and just after finding Number 31, we stopped and had a bite to eat in the woods.

Stop For Lunch
Stop For Lunch

I was very glad of my silly woollen hat at times – it was very sunny all day but perishing cold!

Me And My Pasta
Me And My Pasta

It was a great series to do, with only 1 cache which needed replacing (which we did with the CO’s blesssing, meaning we had no DNF’s – hurrah!).

SMILE - You've Found Lots Of Smileys Today!
SMILE – You’ve Found Lots Of Smileys Today!

After 61 puzzles and a trad Church Micro thrown in along the way, we were really pleased to finally reach cache #63 for the day – the bonus cache! That makes my best day’s caching so far, and it was great fun to have company for the route.

Job Done - At The Bonus!
Job Done – At The Bonus!

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