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Day #329 – Northaw Noodle Again

Trad: 5 Letterbox:1
Walked: 5.7 miles

Two little caching sessions today. The first was on my way to work for a late shift. I stopped off in Northaw again to pick up another section of the Hertfordshire Way caches, and the Village Sign.

VS#272 Northaw
VS#272 Northaw

There were some good sized pots along this bit.

A Nice Little Box
A Nice Little Box

And a letterbox with an intricate butterfly stamp, which I was delighted to ink in my notebook.

Lovely Butterfly Stamp
Lovely Butterfly Stamp

One of the most fun caches was hidden in this little red telephone box – it was well camo’d in a bag but it raised a nice smile once it was opened up to see what was inside.

Phone Home!
Phone Home!

I also managed a quick cache and dash in Shenley after work – it’s near the old School House which gets very busy during the week. But it was dead as a doornail on a Sunday evening! Perfect timing, no muggles.

Day #326 – Northaw Noodle

Trad: 5 Multi: 1 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 5.1 miles

I chose a different stretch of the Hertfordshire Way to tackle this evening, around Northaw Place. But first, I went to seek a couple of oldies from 2002 which were nearby. One was a quick find, The Barrel Makers Ramble.

Barrel Makers' Ramble
Barrel Makers’ Ramble

Where Four Corners Meet (Herts) was the next oldie. I was met with loads of vegetation and the tree stump didn’t reveal its secrets for ages. I gave it a good frisking but was about to give up…

In There Somewhere
In There Somewhere

… Then I tried a much less likely location and there it was, nestling in its camo bag. The box has recently been replaced, but other seekers after that haven’t been able to find it until I came along. Yay!

Replacement Found
Replacement Found

Then on to more Herts Way hides; some were in camo, like Mr Ratty here:

Ratty Woz 'Ere
Ratty Woz ‘Ere

And on the animal theme, this was the last find of the day, in an attractive Dolphin tin. I put my paws on it as the light was fading and the thunder began rumbling again in the distance. I didn’t want a repeat of Day #322 so I legged it back to the car, just as the heaviest spots of rain were beginning to fall.

Diving Dolphins
Diving Dolphins

Day #325 – Along Catharine Bourne

Trad: 1 Multi: 1
Walked: 4.7 miles

This evening after work, I searched out a trio of hides along another section of the Hertfordshire Way which ran alongside Catharine Bourne near Rabley Park. Success at In The Line Of Duty!

In The Line Of Duty
In The Line Of Duty

There were some lovely views as I headed East to look for the final of the multi, 9.12.

Lovely Views
Lovely Views

I walked on further East towards another hide close to the M25 under the bridge, but although I was pretty sure what I should be looking for, the little rat remained elusive!

Heading For A DNF!
Heading For A DNF!

Day #275 – Herts Way Nines Again

Trad: 6
Walked: 5.6 miles

There were some more Herts Way Leg 9 caches to be found this evening, north of Shenley. I set off as the sky was looking threatening again, but although it was perishing cold, it didn’t actually rain on me. Win!

Looming Clouds
Looming Clouds

I managed to find 6 caches, including Herts Way 9.6 which eluded me a few days ago – no idea why I didn’t find it then! Never mind, these two horses came over to say hello close to GZ.

Horsey Friends
Horsey Friends

Day #271 – South Mimms Single

Trad: 1
Walked: 4.2 miles

With rubbish weather this evening as I left work, I decided a quick cache and dash would be the order of the day. I chose on in South Mimms, Herts Way 9.14, for my target as there was parking within a hundred yards!

Hiding In A Tree
Hiding In A Tree

Thankfully it was a quick find, and no muggles about to disturb my find – one good consequence of the rain! Job done.

Day #262 – Herts Way Number Nines

Trad: 1 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 5.7 miles

Section Nine of the Hertfordshire Way caches run along the footpaths on the outskirts of Shenley. I decided to walk a short section to look for a trio of them this evening.

No trouble finding the first trad and a letterbox along the route, but I bombed out on the other trad when I got poked and prickled by vicious hawthorn bushes while searching behind a horse trough. I may be cowardly, but I’d had enough at that point!

Sunshine On The Herts Way
Sunshine On The Herts Way