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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Wizard

Trad: 1
Walked: 6 miles

I just had time for a quick cache on the way home from work this evening. My target was Cambridge Circus, London – Tinker Tailor Spy. Its location is opposite the Cambridge Theatre, where the sold-out Harry Potter show is on for months.

Harry Is In Town
Harry Is In Town

The place was crawling with muggles, but sometimes you can use that to your advantage. Standing on the corner pretending to look at my phone, I didn’t look too out of place. Having waited for a little while before making my move, I signed and replaced without incident. Perfect Urban Stealth caching!

Day #120 – Harry Pottering

Trad: 11 Puzzle: 7
Walked: 6.3 miles

23rd November 2015
23rd November 2015
H Is For Harry
H Is For Harry Potter

I’ve had solutions for the seven Harry Potter puzzle caches set by Stones2005  in Littlebury Green for a couple of months, but today was the day I decided to make a trip to go and look for them, plus some other traditional caches nearby. The puzzles weren’t too difficult to solve, just enough to stretch the grey cells after a bit of Googling!

I stopped off first to pick up Q is For Quendon, part of the ABC of Essex series, close to the pretty church (I’ve already found the CM there).

Quendon, A Pretty Church
Quendon, A Pretty Church

At Harry Potter #5 I hit my 3900th find – well on schedule for 4000 at my birthday/New Year event. #5 was a tricky hide with a clever field puzzle element – how to get the cache out of the tree? The hole through which you grasp the chain the cache is attached to is not big enough to get the cache out!

Thankfully, I figured it out…

How Do I Get It Back In?
How Do I Get It Back In?

This scary dude was hiding the cache at #6! Not sure who frightened whom…

Argh!
Argh!

The final cache was nicely themed with the whole Harry Potter films. My second pen had run out (the first a few caches previously) so this selfie had to suffice for logging the cache.

In lieu of a pen
In lieu of a pen

All in all an enjoyable day out, despite the mud! My new wellies came in very handy today.