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Tollesbury Totter

Trad: 15 Earth: 1
Walked: 9 miles

I needed to find and Earthcache today for my International Eartcache Day souvenir. The nearest unfound was at Tollesbury, so that’s where I headed. The EC itself was quickly sorted out, then I went for a little walk around the town.

Earthcache At Tollesbury
Earthcache At Tollesbury

The Lightship is a familiar sight in Tollesbury, so of course I had to make a picture.

Tollesbury Light Ship
Tollesbury Light Ship

Before heading off for my big walk around the Essex 100 Section 4, I needed some fortification, so stopped off at the excellent café near the boatyard for a tasty bacon sarnie and a pot of tea.

Bacon Butty Beauty
Bacon Butty Beauty

Then I was off around the sea wall looking for caches as I went. It would have been quite a walk, but I had taken the geo-bike with me.

Bacon Butty Beauty
Bacon Butty Beauty

Plenty of boats and things to see along the way, and fluffy clouds floating above the salt marshes.

Salt Marshes
Salt Marshes

With the familiar shape of Bradwell Power Station in the background, I made quick progress along the sea wall on the bike. Although about half way round I saw a sign saying “no cycling”. Oops. Well, too late now!

Geobike & Bradwell In The Distance
Geobike & Bradwell In The Distance

It was good to get this section of the Essex 100 ticked off, I’ve been meaning to visit for ages. 16 finds today will do very nicely.

Essex 100 – Loop 5

Trad: 40 Puzzle: 4
Walked: 12 miles

I had a day off caching yesterday, as I had to go to London for work. But today I went out for a great 44-cache stroll around Mr Crow‘s Essex 100 – Loop 5 between Tollsebury, Salcott and Tolleshunt D’Arcy. Neither myself nor Kitty had previously done this section of the extended series, and Crow said it needed a maintenance walk, so we agreed to wander round and replace any missing pots where necessary. In the end it was a splendid day out.

Lovely Blue Sky
Lovely Blue Sky

For reasons I never really understood, Kitty had kidnapped Mr Crow’s Raccoon and was threatening to post it back to him. We just couldn’t fit the damned thing through the slot!

Unexpected Critter In The Posting Area
Unexpected Critter In The Posting Area

This penguin was a rather more modest critter found lurking in one of the pots.

Funky Penguin In The Cache
Funky Penguin In The Cache

We ended our walk just as some glorious light was highlighting the fields, with moody sky behind. We were glad to get back to the car!

Amazing Golden Light
Amazing Golden Light