31. Jan, 2018

Off To The Hylands - 30th January

It’s becoming a regular thing that I can get out for a couple of hours on a Tuesday. πŸ‘ I’d spotted a series of six trad caches appear in Hylands Park, near Writtle. This place is teeming with “music” lovers during August when the V Festival is in full flow but usually it’s pretty quiet this time of year apart from the occasional dog walker and mutt appearing in the distance. πŸ•

The set of new trads was set in the north of the park around the lakes. However, one was going to be interesting at the site of the former Ice House for the big house. They were all pretty quick to find but I did run into a couple taking photos of Canada Geese on the larger lake. They were interested in what I was doing so I gave them my spiel about geocaching. They seemed interested. I wonder how many of the people that I talk to actually give it a second thought afterwards.πŸ€”

The Ice House was particularly interesting. There was enough remaining to get an idea of what it was, as long as you know what you are looking for.πŸ˜€ The cache was the most difficult one of the series. It turned out to be a very clever hint which was great as the GPSr was jumping around like the proverbial Mexican jumping bean. ☹️

Having found all the caches, my mind turned to the only remaining cache in the park - Wellies Needed (sometimes).πŸ™ I’d failed before and so had quite a few other cachers. It’s next to a stream hence the wellies but they are not really needed. I looked and I looked but no joy. I think that I had at least six last looks and suddenly a was drawn to a place! There was a false rock hidden in a hole in a small group of thin saplings.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ I was so pleased to remove this one from my wants list. All I had to do now was jog back to the car, drive close to the legal limit home and be home for 2pm. Happy Days.πŸ˜‰ 

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