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Day #345 – Pleshey Potter

Trad: 4 Multi: 1
Walked: 2.5 miles

Time to pick up a few more orphans today – this time around the picturesque village of Pleshey. First of all, I tackled a handful on the Pleshey Diversion Off The Essex Way.

Golden Fields
Golden Fields

This poor bird came off the worst from an encounter with something hungry – probably a fox!

Wayside Casualty
Wayside Casualty

One annoying DNF later, I was back in the village itself for the new Village Sign hide by jazzyjessups. He’s a brave Kentish boy if he comes encroaching this far into Essex territory! 😀

VS Pleshey
VS Pleshey

Day #327 – A Pleshey Diversion

Trad: 5 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 4.7 miles

Having finished work at a reasonable time this evening, I visited Pleshey to walk a section of the newly-revamped Off The Essex Way loop by fenners1984. There were some pretty cottages along the way:

Pretty Cottage
Pretty Cottage

The going was pretty good for most of the route, with well made footpaths and tracks.

The Path Goes This Way
The Path Goes This Way

I saw some lovely wild roses growing in the hedgerows.

Wild Roses En Route
Wild Roses En Route

The penultimate hide was this nice letterbox cache, with a big, fat Zebra stamp in it!

Lovely Letterbox
Lovely Letterbox

All in all an enjoyable little diversion for my stroll.

Day #165 – Back To Pleshey

Trad: 4 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 2.5 miles

Put It Back Safely
Put It Back Safely

When it was grey, grim and pouring with rain this morning, I was doubtful that I would get any sort of walk and had resigned myself to having to use up one of the nearby cache and dash hides for today’s find. But after lunch, the sun came out, and I hot-footed it over to Pleshey to have a look for four recently placed Essex Way Diversion caches.

My first stop, however, was back to the Pleshey Ring Bonus cache which I have DNF’d twice now. I’ve no idea why I made such a hash of it before. With a bit more info from the CO, today I found it quickly.

Sunset Over The Trees
Sunset Over The Trees

The sun was beginning to set by the time I finished, but I was pleased to put another 5 caches on the found list. Pleshey is a lovely place, but it’s a pain in the butt to get to, which is why I decided to mop up all the stragglers today.

I’ve just noticed that the final find today makes 1000 caches since I started my geo-streak on 27th July 2015. Yay!

Day #79 – A Funny Thing Happened…

Trad: 4 Puzzle: 1
Walked: 6.8 miles

13th October 2015
13th October 2015

I headed towards Good Easter, High Easter and Pleshey for my tupperware hunting today. First on the list was a revisit to an old friend, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum… since I was passing I thought I would take a look for it again. It’s been in the wild since December 2002 – and is one of the oldest caches in Essex.

Safe In Its Hidey Hole
Safe In Its Hidey Hole
I've Been Here Before
I’ve Been Here Before

Next I headed for the Bridge Too Far to make a waypoint and work out the location of A Funny Thing Happened Returning From The Forum. I’ve been to the bridge before, so finding it was no problem.

A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far

I’m pleased that my guess at GZ was only about 10m out. I widened my search and then found the perfect place for a cache – and there it was!

Got It!
Got It!

Then I moved on to High Easter and did a circular walk of about 3 miles to pick up 3 more Trads. My final stop was the only Trad in Pleshey which I haven’t been able to find, twice DNF’d before… The CO had taken pity on me and given me a big hint and this time it was quickly in my sticky paws.

Day #20 – The Essex Way: 133-159

Trad: 24 Multi: 3 Puzzle: 2 Letterbox: 1
Walked: 9.4 miles

15th August 2015
15th August 2015

I decided to tackle another stretch of The Essex Way today – this time based on a figure-of-8 loop around Pleshey, a little village to the north west of Chelmsford.

A Good Sign
A Good Sign

I also picked up some other caches along the route, part of the Pleshey Ring series.

Pastoral Pleshey
Pastoral Pleshey

It was getting dark by the time I returned to the car, but the scenery on the walk was lovely and I didn’t mind getting back late – I much prefer afternoon and evening walking during the summer when it’s a bit cooler.

Poppies Near Pleshey
Poppies Near Pleshey

Cache 136 The Essex Way, found today, brought up my 3200th find.