Posts by Category: 2017 Treasure Hunt

Day #3534

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 3rd September 2017

Day #3534Title: Piracy On The High Seas
Location: Red Sands Fort, Thames Estuary
Camera: GoPro Hero 4 Silver / GoProPole / GoPro App
Notes: I have wanted to visit Red Sands Fort in the Thames Estuary ever since I found out about the existence of these Maunsell Forts several years ago. About 18 months ago, I also discovered there was a geocache hidden at Red Sands too, so it immediately shot up the Bucket List of places to visit. Fast forward to April this year when I was chatting to a geocaching friend who decided he wanted to organise a trip to the forts. It was all set for early May but the day before our departure, our charter boat developed gearbox trouble and the outing had to be postponed. Well, it’s been a long wait but today was the day! I met up with nine other excited cachers at Two Tree Island and we were ferried in a small tender to the Girl Mandy for our excursion on a modest fishing boat which is usually employed as a charter vessel for sea fishing trips. Red Sands is about 12 miles offshore from Leigh-on-Sea, so it took a couple of hours to chug each way. But we had a fantastic time. Usually to claim a geocache find you have to sign the official log sheet in the container, but special circumstances here mean that boats aren’t always able to moor safely, so we were allowed to log a “find” if we could post a selfie taken under the towers. Job done – and what a brilliant outing! The forts are beginning to look the worse for wear in places. Project Redsand has been set up to try to preserve them but I’m not sure how far they have got with this endeavour. I can only imagine what it must have been like to live and work up there during WWII. They are very eerie and decrepit now, but were once bustling with life. They make a great shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #60 – Spooky.
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Day #3526

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 26th August 2017

Day #3526Title: Tending The Engine
Location: London Colney, Hertfordshire
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Time for the annual Geek Steam BBQ again today. Geeks + Steam + BBQ = Win! Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #27 – Engine.
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Day #3519

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 19th August 2017

Day #3519Title: Daisy Patch
Location: Great Tey, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: There are still quite a few outstanding treasure hunt topics for the year, so I was pleased when I spotted these daisies while out for a walk today. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #24 – Daisies.
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Day #3516

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Day #3516Title: Paperchase Squares
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: I do love a bit of stationery. Paperchase is one of those shops which I go into flush and come out skint. I’ve had this notebook a while but it has a rather nice embossed logo on the cover. I thought it made an unusual shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #68 – Variegated.
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Day #3512

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 12th August 2017

Day #3512Title: Shadow Play – August
Location: Halstead, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I spotted this attractive shadow on the pavement while out in Halstead today. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #08 – August Monthly Project.
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Day #3510

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 10th August 2017

Day #3510Title: Ferns In The Woods
Location: Birching Coppice, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It was good to get out for a walk today. I headed towards Toot Hill for a few more geocaches along The Essex Way. Birching Coppice is a lovely tranquil wood and I decided to try something a bit different for today’s picture. Lots of ICM waving later, I was happy with this image, where you can still see the ghostly ethereal shapes of the ferns, as well as the stronger trees. It makes a great image for Treasure Hunt Theme #33 – Graceful.
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Day #3507

Posted by Caz on Monday, 7th August 2017

Day #3507Title: Pink Cheesecake
Location: Writtle, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It’s tough when you know you have to photograph a coffee shop for one of the treasure hunt themes. Hey ho! All in the name of research – delicious strawberry cheesecake and a pot of tea at the Wilkin’s Tiptree Jam café on the Writtle College campus this afternoon. Perfect for Treasure Hunt Theme #23 – Coffee Shop.
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