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.
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!
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.
I had the opportunity to find a few caches in the forest. There were plenty of other folks finding tupperware too!
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.
However, the clouds didn’t stop us being visited by Interstellar beings! This was at GZ of a great puzzle cache released that evening.