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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

Day #170 – Bolting To Ulting

Trad: 1
Walked: 2.4 miles

I had to wait in at home this morning for a parcel to be delivered, which was driving me nuts as the sun was out and I was itching to go out and play.

Eventually it arrived (containing a new camera – whoop!) so I headed to Ulting to take some photos along the canal and make a start on Peverel Blue’s Bolting Round Ulting ring. I’m doing them one by one rather than the whole lot at once. That way I get to keep my geostreak going for even longer, I need to eke out as many unfound caches as possible close to home!

The View From The Cache
The View From The Cache

As usual with a series plus bonus, I forgot to take note of the information for the bonus cache. But since I’ll be back here a few times, I hope I’ll remember to pick it up another time.

Day #74 – 1863

Puzzle: 1
Walked: 5.2 miles

8th October 2015
8th October 2015

I enjoyed the way the puzzle was put together, even though it took me probably longer than it should have to make the connection between them! Nice when the penny finally dropped… I finally solved this puzzle a few days ago but it’s not been easy to go and look for it without my car. Now that’s fixed, I decided to make it today’s find.

Big Old Tree
Big Old Tree