Posts by Category: geocaching

Day #4018

Posted by Caz on Monday, 31st December 2018

Day #4018Title: Holly’s Diner
Location: Latchingdon, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: We went to a geocaching breakfast meetup today, at an American-themed diner. A strange find in the middle of rural Essex! But it was a fun social and a nice way to round off the year.
One Year Ago: Day #3653
Two Years Ago: Day #3288
Three Years Ago: Day #2922
Four Years Ago: Day #2557
Five Years Ago: Day #2192
Six Years Ago: Day #1827
Seven Years Ago: Day #1461
Eight Years Ago: Day #1096
Nine Years Ago: Day #731
Ten Years Ago: Day #366

Day #3996

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 9th December 2018

Day #3996Title: Wat Tyler Cloudscape
Location: Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I went to a geocaching event at Wat Tyler Country Park this afternoon. It was blustery but sunny. I made this image while it was poking out of the clouds briefly.
One Year Ago: Day #3631
Two Years Ago: Day #3266
Three Years Ago: Day #2900
Four Years Ago: Day #2535
Five Years Ago: Day #2170
Six Years Ago: Day #1805
Seven Years Ago: Day #1439
Eight Years Ago: Day #1074
Nine Years Ago: Day #709
Ten Years Ago: Day #344

Day #3947

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 21st October 2018

Day #3947Title: Bicknacre Bridleway
Location: Bicknacre, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: A lovely Autumnal day again, this was a bridleway in Bicknacre on the way back to the car after my walk.
One Year Ago: Day #3582
Two Years Ago: Day #3217
Three Years Ago: Day #2851
Four Years Ago: Day #2486
Five Years Ago: Day #2121
Six Years Ago: Day #1756
Seven Years Ago: Day #1390
Eight Years Ago: Day #1025
Nine Years Ago: Day #660
Ten Years Ago: Day #295

Day #3925

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 29th September 2018

Day #3925Title: Three Lurkers
Location: Grain Battery Tower, Kent
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: A few weeks ago, geocaching buddy Ian and I cooked up a plan to visit the Grain Battery Tower in Kent, to look for a high terrain cache. It can only be accessed for a couple of hours either side of low tide, as you need to walk out to the tower across a muddy causeway. So a bit of pre-planning was required, and we decided today was a good day for our assault. Ian brought his son Ryan along too, who also enjoys a bit of extreme caching from time to time. Here we are, safely in the tower, but yet to find the cache. It was a great day out, with a few more boxes found as well as this one – and I managed to remain upright for both outward and return journeys across the slippery mud, so I was happy! Good fun and good company.
One Year Ago: Day #3560
Two Years Ago: Day #3195
Three Years Ago: Day #2829
Four Years Ago: Day #2464
Five Years Ago: Day #2099
Six Years Ago: Day #1734
Seven Years Ago: Day #1368
Eight Years Ago: Day #1003
Nine Years Ago: Day #638
Ten Years Ago: Day #273

Day #3898

Posted by Caz on Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Day #3898Title: Geocachers Gathering
Location: Foulness Island, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I attended an unusualy geocaching meet up today, on Foulness Island. Foulness is one of those villages which have been taken over by the MOD but are still open occasionally to the public. Today was the last day of opening for 2018. The sun had brought out loads of people, not just our geocaching party, so there were terrific queues not only for the permit to let us onto the island, but also for the refreshments and loos once we got to the Visitors’ Centre. Eventually most of the caching crew arrived and enjoyed tea, cake and a good natter.
One Year Ago: Day #3533
Two Years Ago: Day #3168
Three Years Ago: Day #2802
Four Years Ago: Day #2437
Five Years Ago: Day #2072
Six Years Ago: Day #1707
Seven Years Ago: Day #1341
Eight Years Ago: Day #976
Nine Years Ago: Day #611
Ten Years Ago: Day #246

Day #3886

Posted by Caz on Tuesday, 21st August 2018

Day #3886Title: Wentworth Ruin
Location: Wentworth, South Yorkshire
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: It was a nice day so I spent a bit of time enjoying a few stops for geocaches on my way home from Newcastle. This was at the ruin of a 13th Century church in Wentworth, a small village between Rotherham and Barnsley. The original building fell into disrepair when a new larger church was opened in 1877. You can read more of its history here, if you wish.
One Year Ago: Day #3521
Two Years Ago: Day #3156
Three Years Ago: Day #2790
Four Years Ago: Day #2425
Five Years Ago: Day #2060
Six Years Ago: Day #1695
Seven Years Ago: Day #1329
Eight Years Ago: Day #964
Nine Years Ago: Day #599
Ten Years Ago: Day #234

Day #3882

Posted by Caz on Friday, 17th August 2018

Day #3882Title: Water Under Water
Location: Twechar, East Dunbartonshire
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: I decided to take the long way round today, travelling from Newcastle to Stirling, picking up geocaches in new Scottish counties as I went. This was an almost-fruitless stop in East Dumbartonshire, where the cache took me ages to find. But the location was lovely – close to where a little tributary of the River Kelvin runs under the Forth & Clyde Canal. It also makes a perfect shot for Treasure Hunt Theme #67 – Tunnel.
One Year Ago: Day #3517
Two Years Ago: Day #3152
Three Years Ago: Day #2786
Four Years Ago: Day #2421
Five Years Ago: Day #2056
Six Years Ago: Day #1691
Seven Years Ago: Day #1325
Eight Years Ago: Day #960
Nine Years Ago: Day #595
Ten Years Ago: Day #230

Day #3806

Posted by Caz on Saturday, 2nd June 2018

Day #3806Title: Playtime In The Woods
Location: Thorndon Country Park, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Today I met up with geocaching friend Sue who was visiting Essex from her home in Ireland. I took her to Thorndon Country Park to find some caches, and we had an excellent time chatting away as we wandered the footpaths in search of Tupperware (and in some cases, some rather fine Ammo cans – a rare sight in the geocaching world these days). We found this woodland shelter which had been constructed and decided to pose for a picture.
One Year Ago: Day #3441
Two Years Ago: Day #3076
Three Years Ago: Day #2710
Four Years Ago: Day #2345
Five Years Ago: Day #1980
Six Years Ago: Day #1615
Seven Years Ago: Day #1249
Eight Years Ago: Day #884
Nine Years Ago: Day #519
Ten Years Ago: Day #154

Day #3797

Posted by Caz on Thursday, 24th May 2018

Day #3797Title: Shivering Sands Fort
Location: Thames Estuary, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: One of my geocaching friends arranged another trip out on a boat today so we could grab a new Virtual geocache at Shivering Sands Fort in the Thames Estuary. It was a great day out, a little bit more choppy than last time but thankfully nobody was seasick. Perfect for 52 Themes 2018 – Topic 49, Water.
One Year Ago: Day #3432
Two Years Ago: Day #3067
Three Years Ago: Day #2701
Four Years Ago: Day #2336
Five Years Ago: Day #1971
Six Years Ago: Day #1606
Seven Years Ago: Day #1240
Eight Years Ago: Day #875
Nine Years Ago: Day #510
Ten Years Ago: Day #145

Day #3789

Posted by Caz on Wednesday, 16th May 2018

Day #3789Title: Green & Pleasant
Location: Colchester, Essex
Camera: Panasonic Lumix GX8 / Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Lumix G X Vario ASPH Power OIS
Notes: Alistair is visiting again for a few days and we decided to go for a geocaching walk around south east Colchester before meeting friends in the pub this evening. This was a lush green scene we came across during our potter about. Perfect for 52 Weeks 2018 – Topic #3, Spring (Season).
One Year Ago: Day #3424
Two Years Ago: Day #3059
Three Years Ago: Day #2693
Four Years Ago: Day #2328
Five Years Ago: Day #1963
Six Years Ago: Day #1598
Seven Years Ago: Day #1232
Eight Years Ago: Day #867
Nine Years Ago: Day #502
Ten Years Ago: Day #137