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Village Signs Success

Trad: 3 Multi: 4 Puzzle: 2
Walked: 4 miles

I had a great day wandering around picking up some new Village Signs set by Fenners1984. I knew four of them had already had finds, but there were still some FTFs up for grabs. In the end I had success at Great Baddow, Sandon and Little Waltham, all multis.

FTF No. 45 - VS Sandon
FTF No. 45 – VS Sandon

VS Little Baddow
VS Little Baddow
FTF No. 46 - VS Little Waltham
FTF No. 46 – VS Little Waltham
VS Little Waltham
VS Little Waltham

Having also found the others which had already fallen, I now had all the numbers I needed to go for the puzzle of VS Writtle. I was delighted to find FTF No. 47 there.

FTF No. 47 - VS Writtle
FTF No. 47 – VS Writtle

That lead to the final location for VS Chelmsford – again, another FTF, No. 48. A nice little linked series and five FTFs in the bag, a fun outing.

FTF No. 48 - VS Chelmsford
FTF No. 48 – VS Chelmsford

GeoCoffee And Caches

Trad: 20 Multi: 1 Event: 1
Walked: 11 miles

After my adventures with Kitty the other day, I decided on a solo mission for a higher DT cache was in order today. My target was Don’t Fall In! near Copford Green. I arrived to find the pond was virtually dried up, but the cache was still tricky to reach.

Dried Up But Still Tricky!
Dried Up But Still Tricky!

After a bit of manoeuvring I finally got my paws on the log – and another D4/T4.5 pot was under my belt!

Job Done, Yay!
Job Done, Yay!

It took a bit longer to accomplish than I had hoped, so I was a bit late arriving for BEASTMARSTA‘s GeoCoffeeClub#15 in the Old Heath area of Colchester. Shifty quickly made a start on the crisps!

Shifty Tucks Into Lunch
Shifty Tucks Into Lunch

Suitably fortified, I then headed back to Birch and Layer Breton for a circular walk taking in lots of trads. A mixed bag of success – plenty of finds but a few frustrating DNFs too. This alien was a nice quick find though!

Poor Little Dude!
Poor Little Dude!

When I’m out and about I do like photographing the Village Signs – Layer Breton is clearly very posh, they have gold leaf on their sign!

Gold Leaf!
Gold Leaf!

They have a quaint little church in the village too.

CM1931
CM1931

It was getting dark by the time I had finished my loop – the sunset was rather colourful tonight.

Sunset At GZ
Sunset At GZ

After finding the Village Sign cache (it was quite a walk in the gloom to GZ) then finally back to the car in Birch, I was grateful for a sit down before the drive home.

VS351 Birch
VS351 Birch

Day #227 – Cache And Hash

Multi: 1
Walked: 1.9 miles

High Easter, VS560
High Easter, VS560

Well I had intended to do the High Easter Village Sign multi as a cache and dash as the weather was so iffy today. But instead I made it more of a cache and hash…

Having done the caclulations and plugged the numbers into my GPS I got a convincing GZ quite a bit away from the sign, but set off for it on foot. On arrival at my co-ords I found things which matched the hint but were at least 50ft from my “GZ”. Re-checked the numbers and discovered that I had plugged in E0° 20… for the Eastings instead of E0° 21… Argh! So, I had to trudge back to the car and drive to the new location instead. What a numpty!