Posts by tag: geocaching

Day #3392

Posted by Caz on Friday, 14th April 2017

Day #3392Title: Holy Trinity Bengeo
Location: Bengeo, Hertfordshire
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I had fun today geocaching with mad friend Ian. We went to Hertfordshire and then Buckinghamshire to collect some caches we had both wanted to visit. On the way we passed this lovely old church in Bengeo, where there was a film pot lurking – one of over 10,000 “Church Micro” geocaches alive in the world.
One Year Ago: Day #3027
Two Years Ago: Day #2661
Three Years Ago: Day #2296
Four Years Ago: Day #1931
Five Years Ago: Day #1566
Six Years Ago: Day #1200
Seven Years Ago: Day #835
Eight Years Ago: Day #470
Nine Years Ago: Day #105

Day #3389

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Day #3389Title: Dare To Be Different
Location: Hazeleigh, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I was exploring a different part of the disused South Woodham Ferrers to Maldon railway line this afternoon, around Hazeleigh. I liked this avenue of trees, but liked the fact that one of them was wonky even better!
One Year Ago: Day #3024
Two Years Ago: Day #2658
Three Years Ago: Day #2293
Four Years Ago: Day #1928
Five Years Ago: Day #1563
Six Years Ago: Day #1197
Seven Years Ago: Day #832
Eight Years Ago: Day #467
Nine Years Ago: Day #102

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
Four Years Ago: Day #1924
Five Years Ago: Day #1559
Six Years Ago: Day #1193
Seven Years Ago: Day #828
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
Two Years Ago: Day #2653
Three Years Ago: Day #2288
Four Years Ago: Day #1923
Five Years Ago: Day #1558
Six Years Ago: Day #1192
Seven Years Ago: Day #827
Eight Years Ago: Day #462
Nine Years Ago: Day #97

Day #3380

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 2nd April 2017

Day #3380Title: Stow Maries Spire
Location: Stow Maries, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: This afternoon I went for a walk around some footpaths near Stow Maries. The church was a convenient place to park and this view of the rather quaint building was what I saw as I headed off across some nearby paddocks en route to the old railway line, which is now a nature reserve.
One Year Ago: Day #3015
Two Years Ago: Day #2649
Three Years Ago: Day #2284
Four Years Ago: Day #1919
Five Years Ago: Day #1554
Six Years Ago: Day #1188
Seven Years Ago: Day #823
Eight Years Ago: Day #458
Nine Years Ago: Day #93

Day #3368

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Day #3368Title: Snaking Away
Location: Hockley, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I made the most of the sunshine today and took myself off for a walk around Hockley Woods. One path lead me around the outskirts where I had this view across the fields. I loved the curvy tracks, snaking away into the distance. It seemed to cry out for the mono treatment.
One Year Ago: Day #3003
Two Years Ago: Day #2637
Three Years Ago: Day #2272
Four Years Ago: Day #1907
Five Years Ago: Day #1542
Six Years Ago: Day #1176
Seven Years Ago: Day #811
Eight Years Ago: Day #446
Nine Years Ago: Day #81