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Eastbourne Escapade

Trad: 14 Multi: 5 Puzzle: 3 Challenge: 1
Walked: 6 miles

Caching friend Kitty!! needed to visit her mum in Eastbourne today, and the journey can be a bit of a drag on your own. So she asked if I wanted a lift so I could find a few caches while she dealt with family business. I jumped at the chance.

Colourful Beach Huts
Colourful Beach Huts

I decided the way to travel would be by geobike – thankfully it folds up small and fitted in Kitty’s car perfectly. It was quite hard work pedalling along the prom – the wind was ferocious! But I managed to find plenty of caches along the way.

Geobike Near The Pier
Geobike Near The Pier

The pier is a little more sad than when I last saw it – a couple of weeks before the fire destroyed half of it. At least they are beginning to sort it out again now.

Walking On The Prom
Walking On The Prom

It was a nice day out and enjoyable to keep Kitty company for the journey there and back. I hope we can do it again soon.

Day #86 – Mersea Mooch

Trad: 7
Walked: 3.7 miles

20th October 2015
20th October 2015

The sun was shining so I fancied a trip to the seaside. During Mega Week there had been quite a few caches on Mersea Island which Alistair and I didn’t have time to look for, so I thought I would try to mop a few more up today.

Which One Is Hutchey's?
Which One Is Hutchey’s?

There are some lovely views of the colourful beach huts and out across the water by some rusty anchors (caches close to both, of course!).

Anchors Away!
Anchors Away!
Lovely Cake
Lovely Cake

I was particularly pleased to have found a very tricky little cache hidden in lots of ivy in a local park. I’m not sure I would have had the patience normally, but I had just enjoyed a mug of tea and tasty slice of cake at a café overlooking the prom, so I was fortified for my search!

The day rounded off with a colourful sunset at the jetty. Unfortunately, the cache there had walked, so pictures were the only thing to be had.

Sunset At The Jetty
Sunset At The Jetty

I’ve just realised that my 6th find today was also my 700th since starting this geostreak! BUT – it’s not about the numbers 😉