Day #257 – Locked Up

Trad: 6 Earth: 6
Walked: 8.5 miles

Today’s caching location was Thorndon Country Park near Brentwood. I last visited during Mega Week and found a few caches, but we didn’t have time to stay long that day, and ever since I have been meaning to return to find the five Earth Caches in the Pebble Walk series, which were placed for the event.

There’s an Earth Cache Challenge in Kent which requires you to have found at least 50 earth caches, 5 in one day and with at least 20 different DT combinations. I needed the five-in-a-day and a few more to make me up to 50, so this seemed the perfect solution.

First Of Six Earthcaches!
First Of Six Earthcaches!

I spent a very enjoyable couple of hours pottering around collecting the information for the five earths, and I also detoured to find a few other physical boxes while I was in the vicinity. My favourite of the day was Thorndon Four – a lovely old Ammo can which held a surprise!

Thorndon Four
Thorndon Four

Yep, even once you had found the box, that wasn’t the end of it – you had to select the correct key to open the inside and get to sign the log! It didn’t take too long to figure out which it was.

Get In!
Get In!

So now I’ve done all I need to qualify for the Challenge, which I intend to go and pick up tomorrow – especially as it will enable me to fill in another DT square!

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