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Day #3618

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 26th November 2017

Day #3618Title: Breakfast Meetup At The Mill
Location: Battlesbridge, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 7-14mm f/4 Lumix G Vario
Notes: Finally got out of the house today, to meet some geocaching friends for a late breakfast in the café on the top floor of Battlesbridge Antiques Centre. There was a good turnout and an excellent breakfast awaiting. Although it was rather cold and windy, the sun was out, so I enjoyed finding a few caches with friends afterwards.
One Year Ago: Day #3253
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Day #3583

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Day #3583Title: The View From The Top
Location: Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Despite the name of the park, this was actually sunset rather than sunrise! The weather had been iffy again this morning but it perked up this afternoon so Alistair and I headed to the park for a brisk walk. It was very windy at the top of the hill but the views were great. Alistair makes the most of the light for a picture, and I make the most of Alistair and those crepuscular rays.
One Year Ago: Day #3218
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Day #3578

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Day #3578Title: It’s Behind You!
Location: Chopwell Woods, Northumberland
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Alistair and I met up with caching friend Mick for a roam around Chopwell Woods today. Much fun and laughter, and we found a few boxes too.
One Year Ago: Day #3213
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Day #3565

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 4th October 2017

Day #3565Title: Convivial Company
Location: The Griffin, Danbury
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: You all thought you were getting a picture of my new motor today, but no! Other subjects take priority. Good friend touchingthelight Ken Scott and his lovely wife Carolyn were passing through Essex on one of the last stretches of his epic round-Britain trek. I had always said I wanted to catch up while he was in the area, so we met at The Griffin in Danbury this evening for fine food and convivial chat. Lovely.
One Year Ago: Day #3200
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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!
One Year Ago: Day #3163
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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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