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Day #3388

Posted by Caz on Monday, 10th April 2017

Day #3388Title: Rust & Ruin
Location: Chiswell Green, Hertfordsire
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I finished work quite early today so was able to go for a walk around the village of Chiswell Green to mop up some geocaches which I either hadn’t looked for, or had had a go but failed last time. This was a rusty abstract I found near the second box I went in search of.
One Year Ago: Day #3023
Two Years Ago: Day #2657
Three Years Ago: Day #2292
Four Years Ago: Day #1927
Five Years Ago: Day #1562
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Nine Years Ago: Day #101

Day #3387

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 9th April 2017

Day #3387Title: Down By The Jetty
Location: Wivenhoe, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It’s Dad’s birthday so I went over to visit my parents in Wivenhoe today. We had a nice lunch and plenty of the usual family chit chat. On my way home, I stopped off at the Quay for a quick walk to find some pictures. The tide was out but I found this rather forlorn looking kayak moored on the end of a pontoon overlooking the jetty, beached on the mud. The low sun brought out the best in the scene.
One Year Ago: Day #3022
Two Years Ago: Day #2656
Three Years Ago: Day #2291
Four Years Ago: Day #1926
Five Years Ago: Day #1561
Six Years Ago: Day #1195
Seven Years Ago: Day #830
Eight Years Ago: Day #465
Nine Years Ago: Day #100

Day #3386

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 8th April 2017

Day #3386Title: It’s Good To Have Goals
Location: At home
Camera: Apple iPhone 5s / Rear Lens, 29mm f/2.2 equivalent
Notes: Today I was very busy writing the logs for my French and Belgian geocaching adventure. I had had a tiring trip, so sitting on the sofa all day with my feet up seemed like a very good idea. I didn’t got out, and I was very absorbed with my task. The next day, I had a horrible sinking feeling that I had forgotten to take a photo for today! I was gutted. But then, in a moment of straw-clutching, I looked at my phone and realised that I had taken this image of some of my unactivated geocoins on the right day. Relief has never been so palpable! I will activate them when I reach 8000 finds (currently on 7261), have set 100 hides (currently at 72), or cached in Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic and Austria, respectively. It’s good to have goals. And it saved my Photo A Day bacon! Phew.
One Year Ago: Day #3021
Two Years Ago: Day #2655
Three Years Ago: Day #2290
Four Years Ago: Day #1925
Five Years Ago: Day #1560
Six Years Ago: Day #1194
Seven Years Ago: Day #829
Eight Years Ago: Day #464
Nine Years Ago: Day #99

Day #3385

Posted by Caz on Friday, 7th April 2017

Day #3385Title: Géocaching Sans Frontières
Location: Adinkerke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Continuing my little geocaching trip abroad, today I drove to Belgium to find some new caches and have a ride on my fold up bike. There was a great series of 45 caches which straddled the Franco-Belgian border in a big circuit on back roads and cycle paths. It took me a little over 3 hours to complete. The weather was fantastic. Here’s my bike propped up in Belgium, while I’m standing in France (just). The convenience of open borders is something we are going to miss terribly when we’re out of Europe. For the moment, I’m making the most of it.
One Year Ago: Day #3020
Two Years Ago: Day #2654
Three Years Ago: Day #2289
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Five Years Ago: Day #1559
Six Years Ago: Day #1193
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Eight Years Ago: Day #463
Nine Years Ago: Day #98

Day #3384

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 6th April 2017

Day #3384Title: La Maison De Dieu!
Location: Audinghen, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: On Tuesday, the day after my new passport arrived, I made a snap decision to have a little trip to France and Belgium to do some geocaching, as I’d never visited either country since starting to look for tupperware. So I booked a very last minute trip and found myself on the Le Shuttle today, finally making it onto French soil around tea time (there were a few things I needed to do before leaving home, and then there was a tedious hour and a half delay in the crossing). I headed along the French coast towards Cap Gris Nez and found myself at this remarkable little church, Eglise Saint Pierre d’Audinghen. It was rebuilt in 1960 after being destroyed by allied bombing during World War II. The first striking thing is its huge concrete open bell tower in the shape of a lyre – which is what initially made me stop to take a look around. The porch is illuminated by this wonderful stained glass verse from Matthew VII. The sun was catching the letters at just the right angle to throw some fantastic coloured shadows on the paving. There was even a cache by the gate! Perfect. I knew it had to be picture of the day.
One Year Ago: Day #3019
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Eight Years Ago: Day #462
Nine Years Ago: Day #97

Day #3383

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 5th April 2017

Day #3383Title: Shadow Play – April
Location: Westminster, London
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX7 / Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 Lumix G II ASPH
Notes: The past few days have been rather dull, so no chance of getting my monthly shadows project. But this morning the sun was out and giving me plenty of opportunity as I walked the pavement in Westminster, past the Houses of Parliament. Job done! Treasure Hunt Theme #4 – April Monthly Project.
One Year Ago: Day #3018
Two Years Ago: Day #2652
Three Years Ago: Day #2287
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Eight Years Ago: Day #461
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Day #3382

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Day #3382Title: European Driving Essentials
Location: At home
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 45mm f2.8 Leica DG Macro-Elmarit ASPH
Notes: It’s years since I drove my own car abroad (although I did have a hire car when I visited Spain in 2014) so I needed to stock up on a few essential items which are required to drive in France: High-viz jacket, GB sticker, headlamp deflectors and two breathalyser kits! Yes, I’m on my way to the continent on Thursday after arranging a very last-minute trip.
One Year Ago: Day #3017
Two Years Ago: Day #2651
Three Years Ago: Day #2286
Four Years Ago: Day #1921
Five Years Ago: Day #1556
Six Years Ago: Day #1190
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Eight Years Ago: Day #460
Nine Years Ago: Day #95