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Day #63 – Fun In The Forest

Trad: 18 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 6.6 miles

27th September 2015
27th September 2015
Run Around - Locked Out
Run Around – Locked Out

During Mega Week, I had heard great things about the caches in Hatfield Forest by Run Around, but sadly hadn’t had the time to look for them then. So I decided this would be a good place to go with Alistair for today’s caching expedition.

We weren’t disappointed! As well as the usual hides in trees by other cachers, Run Around’s series was inventive and very well put together. We had to work hard to extract the logs at each cache and the feeling of satisfaction when we succeeded was great! Each one was a little different and thankfully we managed to crack them all.

Alistair Breaks The Code
Alistair Breaks The Code
Run Around's Combination
Run Around’s Combination

We also found a few caches along the Flitch Way nearby, including Start Hill Sums which I had solved over breakfast this morning.

The planes coming in to land at Stansted flew right over us as we searched for the cache – we got a bit distracted watching them but found it in the end!

Planes At Dusk
Planes At Dusk

Day #2 – Hatfield Forest & Stargazing

Event: 2 Trad: 6 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 5.75 miles

28th July 2015
28th July 2015

There were too Essex Mega events to visit today, first off was the Caching & Nature walk in Hatfield Forest. Kids were taught to make fire (responsibly!) with the Rangers. I met Marley the Geodog – just about the sweetest-natured pooch you could hope to find.

Marley The GeoPooch!
Marley The GeoPooch!

I had the opportunity to find a few caches in the forest. There were plenty of other folks finding tupperware too!

Caching In Hatfield Forest
Caching In Hatfield Forest

The evening saw the Stargazing Picnic back at Barleylands. Alistair arrived from Newcastle in time for the interesting talk from cacher and astronomy buff, Loony Londo. Sadly the clouds closed in and it was too overcast to do any stargazing.

Too Cloudy For Stargazing
Too Cloudy For Stargazing

However, the clouds didn’t stop us being visited by Interstellar beings! This was at GZ of a great puzzle cache released that evening.

Interstellar Puzzle
Interstellar Puzzle