Posts by Category: geocaching

Day #3547

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 16th September 2017

Day #3547Title: Storm Front
Location: High Ongar, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was out on a walk today, and of course the showers caught me. Luckily this wasn’t as bad as it looked, I didn’t end up a complete drowned rat.
One Year Ago: Day #3181
Two Years Ago: Day #2815
Three Years Ago: Day #2450
Four Years Ago: Day #2085
Five Years Ago: Day #1720
Six Years Ago: Day #1354
Seven Years Ago: Day #989
Eight Years Ago: Day #624
Nine Years Ago: Day #259

Day #3544

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Day #3544Title: Victory On High
Location: Colchester, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was in Colchester this evening for a geocaching meetup. There is a new Virtual Cache (no phyiscal box, but you have to answer some questions after visiting a location) at the War Memorial opposite Colchester Castle. It’s a fine bit of architecture which I’ve been familiar with for donkey’s years, but today’s mission made me look at it again with more detail. Funny how the familiar can become more worthy of scrutiny given a suitable prompt!
One Year Ago: Day #3178
Two Years Ago: Day #2812
Three Years Ago: Day #2447
Four Years Ago: Day #2082
Five Years Ago: Day #1717
Six Years Ago: Day #1351
Seven Years Ago: Day #986
Eight Years Ago: Day #621
Nine Years Ago: Day #256

Day #3542

Posted by Caz on Monday, 11th September 2017

Day #3542Title: Château Purleigh
Location: New Hall Vineyard, Purleigh, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Would you believe this is Essex in September? Or the south of France…
One Year Ago: Day #3176
Two Years Ago: Day #2810
Three Years Ago: Day #2445
Four Years Ago: Day #2080
Five Years Ago: Day #1715
Six Years Ago: Day #1349
Seven Years Ago: Day #984
Eight Years Ago: Day #619
Nine Years Ago: Day #254

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.
One Year Ago: Day #3168
Two Years Ago: Day #2802
Three Years Ago: Day #2437
Four Years Ago: Day #2072
Five Years Ago: Day #1707
Six Years Ago: Day #1341
Seven Years Ago: Day #976
Eight Years Ago: Day #611
Nine Years Ago: Day #246

Day #3531

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 31st August 2017

Day #3531Title: Little Baddow Sunset
Location: Little Baddow Mill, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We were back at Little Baddow Mill again this evening, looking for the geocache which we couldn’t search for last time as the world and his (wet) dog were in the way. Nobody here this evening, after a rainy start. The clouds parted around sunset and we were treated to this display.
One Year Ago: Day #3165
Two Years Ago: Day #2799
Three Years Ago: Day #2434
Four Years Ago: Day #2069
Five Years Ago: Day #1704
Six Years Ago: Day #1338
Seven Years Ago: Day #973
Eight Years Ago: Day #608
Nine Years Ago: Day #243

Day #3529

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Day #3529Title: He’s Up A Tree Again
Location: Flitch Way, Braintree
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We all know Alistair is still a big kid at heart. We went geocaching by bike along the Flitch Way today. The cache here wasn’t up the tree, but he climbed it anyway! Silly fool!
One Year Ago: Day #3163
Two Years Ago: Day #2797
Three Years Ago: Day #2432
Four Years Ago: Day #2067
Five Years Ago: Day #1702
Six Years Ago: Day #1336
Seven Years Ago: Day #971
Eight Years Ago: Day #606
Nine Years Ago: Day #241

Day #3518

Posted by Caz on Friday, 18th August 2017

Day #3518Title: Where Shall I Hide Them?
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I have been planning a bit circuit of new geocaches around a picturesque set of footpaths. I’ve scouted my locations and now I just have to decide which pot to hide where. Good job I have lots of options to choose from!
One Year Ago: Day #3152
Two Years Ago: Day #2786
Three Years Ago: Day #2421
Four Years Ago: Day #2056
Five Years Ago: Day #1691
Six Years Ago: Day #1325
Seven Years Ago: Day #960
Eight Years Ago: Day #595
Nine Years Ago: Day #230