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Day #259 – Back In Gillywig Country

Trad: 5 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 6 Event: 1
Walked: 9.2 miles

The main reason for heading to deepest gillywig country today was to attend another of Mr Geotrowel’s silly events, this time in Eight Ash Green. There were flying saucers! But sadly I missed them as I was a bit late arriving, having got caught up in caching on the way.

Extra-Terrestrial Eventing
Extra-Terrestrial Eventing

My other finds before the event were mostly gillywig puzzles. I had a few on the solved-not-found pile, one or two of which I had previously DNF’d. But I managed to locate all but one today, so not bad.

A Tussel With Dr Who
A Tussle With Dr Who

I very nearly DNF’d 297mm x 210mm twice today! But just as I thought I was completely losing the plot, the pesky duck finally showed itself!

Another Pesky Duck!
Another Pesky Duck!

After the meetup, I took a longer drive around to try and locate the six Knights in geotrowel’s Grail Quest series. I was doing well, bagging four, but my luck ran out, finally, just as the sun was setting. The last two, and their secrets which will unlock the bonus, will have to wait for another day!

Day #132 – Mixed Success

Puzzle: 4 Challenge: 1 Multi: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 7.2 miles

5th December 2015
5th December 2015

The day started badly with a string of 3 DNF’s! I was beginning to think I should have stayed in bed. But then success at a solved puzzle by tam9433 buoyed my spirits.

I Found A Pot!
I Found A Pot!

Next up was the last of BEASTMARSTA‘s monthly Flash Mobs for 2015, outside the Police HQ (and at the site of Britain’s Oldest Church, now a ruin). The coppers didn’t move us on and we chatted for half an hour before dispersing without arrests!

Dodgy Flashers In Colchester
Dodgy Flashers In Colchester

Before the meetup I had attempted one of my must-do targets for the day, Mr Murrkin‘s Olympian Challenge which I qualified for after reaching 100 days in my ongoing geostreak. Muggle kids were at GZ and I couldn’t even search furtively, so I returned once the social do was over and it was then a quick find.

I’d been chatting to gillywig‘s Grahame at the event about one of his puzzles, Rail Network, which I had DNF’d that morning. He kindly offered to return with me to see if it was AWOL – needless to say it wasn’t, I was just rubbish before!

I also revisited another of the morning’s DNF’s (and another of tam9433‘s puzzles) which I’d had a bit more info on from the meetup. I decided to round the day off with a visit to a BEASTMARSTA puzzle, BeastNav which involved half an hour’s armchair google driving last night to work out!

The one disappointment of the day was TWO visits to the BINGO Challenge cache in Copford, which appears to be missing. A pity, as it would also have filled up the 5/2.5 hole in my DT grid. Oh well, another day, perhaps.