I was working in Elstree again today, but arrived a bit early and stopped off in Shenley along the way. I managed to find the recently-replaced White Rabbit which had been missing last time I looked for it.
After work was done, I headed to St. Albans to stay with Alistair’s parents for the night. We went out in Tyttenhanger for a drinkie in the evening, so Alistair and I were able to bag VS#9 Tyttenhange Green on the way back.
I’ve been working near Shenley for most of June, and today was one of my last days in the area. So I thought I would attempt to mop up the remaining unfound caches in the village and pick up the Shenley Loop Bonus. This was a nice view from The View.
I had enough information for the Bonus cache and did the numbers – which plotted out to somewhere easily reached. By the time I was at GZ, it was beginning to rain quite hard, so I was very grateful for a quick find, especially given the previous two logs were “finds” but the cachers said they were “in the right place but couldn’t find anything – it must be missing”. That’s a DNF in my book…. Anyway…
Sure enough, the log showed that neither of the previous “finders” had signed it, but I was definitely in the right place. Hurrah!
It was a bit of a scramble to find my cache today. I knew it would be a long day at work, so had planned to get up early to find something before I went in. Disaster! My alarm failed to go off, and I was left with a mad dash to get the deed done before reporting for duty.
It think the country is in shock, given the “out” vote. It was very close! The Morning After The Night Before I was far too tired to find anything (having been up doing a Night Shift since yesterday), but after a little sleep at a nearby hotel, I headed off to find another of the Shenley Loop before meeting colleagues for dinner.
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.
There were some good sized pots along this bit.
And a letterbox with an intricate butterfly stamp, which I was delighted to ink in my notebook.
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.
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.
Today’s mission was for a few drive-bys around Elstree. I stopped off for a quick find in Shenley before work, and then another 4 around Radlett and Aldenham on the way home.
HightPoint (Herts) was the biggest box I’d found in a while, and a golden oldie from 2002. It was probably a nice spot when it was originally placed, but the location now suffers a bit from fly-tipping. Sad, but the box is still hidden pretty well, so the muggles haven’t noticed it.
I also picked up a 2005-vintage cache from someone’s front garden today. If you phoned a number they were supposed to come out and give you a prize token of some sort, but nobody was in when I rang! Oh well…
I was due in work early again this morning, so stopped off for another quick cache and dash at one of the Shenley Loop caches. This rather pretty trough of flowers was close by – but nothing to do with the hide- I’m not giving that away!
Having spent the night shift babysitting journalists making the Election Results programme, (thankfully uneventful, from my perspective), I got back to the hotel at around 6:30am. I knew there may not be much time to find a cache later after my sleep, as I had to go back for the next bit of the show later this afternoon.
But I did feel awake enough to drive a couple of miles to Shenley Park for what I hoped was a quick cache and dash at the White Rabbit hide.
I arrived and had a thorough search of where I thought it should be, but came away empty-handed. Luckily another of the Shenley Loop caches was fairly close by, so I went for that one instead – and duly got the cache of the day out of the way. Hurrah!