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Kent Challenges & Another FTF

Trad: 6 Multi: 1 Puzzle: 1 Challenge: 5
Letterbox: 1
Walked: 6 miles

Today’s trip was a drive to the East Peckham area in Kent to pick up some specific Challenge Caches with some high DTs. One location was a rather well-laden orchard with some tasty looking apples clustered on the trees.

Cider In The Making?
Cider In The Making?

I headed for a Letterbox cache which was clearly near the site of an old pub – all that remained was an empty sign!

The Pub Has Closed
The Pub Has Closed

Of course, Kent is famed for its Oast Houses and there was a particularly fine example on one part of my walk.

Oast House Country
Oast House Country

Last night I had a notification that yet another cache in the excellent Common Genius series on Danbury Common had been published. While I was out in Kent, I checked the phone to see if any finds had been logged yet. Nope. But I was reasonably convinced that someone would have had a go at it by now. However, I thought I would give it a punt on the way home anyway.

I arrived at the car park and it was already dark. Previously, I would not have attempted it, but having found 20 in the dark the other day, I wasn’t phased. Arrived at GZ with head torch and hand torch. Aha! Another field puzzle, which thankfully I quickly sorted out. OOOOh! And a lovely blank log sheet. FTF No. 38 – don’t mind if I do!

Surprise FTF No. 38 In The Dark!
Surprise FTF No. 38 In The Dark!