19. Oct, 2018

Colchester Collective

It was time to come over to Colchester for a day’s caching so I prepared my list which included quite a few multis, CMs and some that had eluded me in the past. I was planning to park up near the Balkerne Gate car park and take it from there. However there still a few on the western part of town that I wanted to visit first. Here’s how the day went.

I found four trads, a multi and one of the Foxy’s Blocks mysteries on the way into town, parking up in the Balkerne Gate car park. I spent almost four hours hunting for caches, working my way up to East Hill via the Town Station. Down East Hill. I found the St George’s CM and the excellent Writing On The Wall multis before walking along the river towards the Rock of Cages series.

On the way, I collected a number of trads and multis including the Eastern Command Line. I saw loads of interesting stuff including many memorials to WW1 and WW2 air raid victims around the town as I’d never seen these anywhere before.

I walked back into town by a different route, finding the SideTracked in Hythe plus the nearby supermarket trad and then after the long walk up East Hill back to the centre, the Earthcache based on the Ammonites (see the photograph) in the church wall at St Martin’s and then a couple of trad caches.

I had finished my targets in the town centre and after picking up the car, drove over to Greenstead for the church micro. I finished the day with some of the recently published trad caches by DaveonTour. 

1 Earthcache 1 Mystery 7 Mult 18 Traditional 

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