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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 #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!
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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 #3523

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Day #3523Title: The Walkway
Location: King’s Cross, London
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I have seen photos of this location before, but never realised where it was. I happened across it today while I was changing trains at King’s Cross after a meeting in north London. I like the colourful panels, which change colour every few seconds. Waiting for a few commuters to come into view provided some human interest.
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Day #3478

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 9th July 2017

Day #3478Title: Geeks Go Punting
Location: River Cam, Cambridge
Camera: GoPro Hero 4 Silver / GoProPole / GoPro App
Notes: It’s that time of year again when Alistair and I meet up with a group of our geeky mates and go punting on the Cam, followed by a picnic at Grantchester Meadows. We had a splendid day, and Alistair even had a go a punting – he makes a reliable motor!
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Day #3474

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 5th July 2017

Day #3474Title: Tree Adventures
Location: Terling, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Alistair and I met up with geocaching friends Rob and Sue today for some tree climbing adventures. Some of them Alistair was able to scale without any equipment, but this one needed my 4m collapsible ladder to reach the prize. Much fun and giggles all round.
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Day #3454

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 15th June 2017

Day #3454Title: Drumleck Beach Duo
Location: Howth, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We had a tiring but fun day walking the cliff path around Howth today. Here’s a picture of me and Alistair down on the beach at Drumleck. We even got a bit sunburnt! Not what I was expecting from Ireland. A great shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #59 – Smile.
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