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Into The Woods & A Colne Ramble

Trad: 7
Walked: 9 miles

I had to go to Elstree again today for work, but had a bit of time to spare before arriving this morning. Just enough time to bag a couple of trads in London Colney.

The first was along the river but the co-ords seemed to be a bit wayward, so it took a little bit of faffing about to locate the box. Eventually it was in my paws!

Tricky Find
Tricky Find

The second was along the river in the opposite direction, called The Wind In The Willows. Well I saw the willows but there wasn’t much wind!

No Wind In The Willows Today
No Wind In The Willows Today

After I had finished at Elstree, I relocated to Radlett for a series called Into The Woods. It was a mixed bag of success, with a few finds but a couple of annoying DNFs. There were also cows, but thankfully they were the other side of a sturdy fence, even if it did look like they wanted to gang up on me!

Curious Cows
Curious Cows

Day #323 – I Killed My Wellies!

Trad: 5
Walked: 5.6 miles

I’ve had a bunch of caches around Elstree on my to do list for a while now, but I’ve mostly been saving them as “emergencies” for keeping my streak going. However, as I’m now nearing the end of my stint working in the town, I figured it was time to go and pick them up today.

Peekaboo! Clever Hide
Peekaboo! Clever Hide
Natural Camo
Natural Camo

There were some tricky hides amongst the group, but I managed to find all but one – which I strongly suspect is missing anyway. So far so good. However, it had been raining hard all day before I set out and although it had stopped by the time I was walking, everything was still soaking wet.

I had to traipse through several patches of sodden, knee-high grass, and before long my jeans were wet through. The fabric just seemed to wick the water down into my poor wellies. By the time I got around the circuit, they was squelching badly. I had to stop to empty out the boots before finally getting back to the car! Urgh!

Soggy Soggy Soggy
Soggy Soggy Soggy

I have tried drying them out at home, but to be honest, they have probably had their day now – there’s virtually no tread left on the bottom and the insides are rather nasty, even with the gel insoles I’ve been using in them. So, time to shop for new boots, I think! 🙁

Day #211 – Elstree Wander

Trad: 1
Walked: 7.5 miles

I was working in Elstree today and got let out of my meeting earlier than expected. It was still daylight, so I thought I would take a walk to find something in the area rather than waiting until I got back into London, by which time it would probably be dark.

The first one I tried was sadly a DNF (I was in good company, I think it’s been muggled). But the second was lurking behind one of these familiar things. Job done.

BT Green
BT Green