Back to Life (Back to Reality)

This was my first day out caching after our rather epic journey to the Algarve for our summer holiday. The weather was quite Algarvian though. I decided to attempt the Elsworth Excursion series over near Cambridge.

This series had been sticking out like a sore thumb ever since I finished the Cambridge CacheAthon series the previous year. It consists of 37 caches (plus 8 others not in the series) over a distance of about 11km. That looked like an easy afternoon, so I made it a bit more interesting by trying to pick up a few drive-bys near Papworth Everard on the way in. One of them was a challenge cache I’d had on my radar for a while.

The walk was pretty and not too long. The main problem I had was that I’d forgotten to pick up anything to drink on the way out. I managed to acquire two quite small bottles of water at quite high prices from the pub in Elsworth as I set off, but they weren’t really enough to keep me going comfortably all afternoon.

By the time I got around to Knapwell, on the west side of my loop and about three-quarters of the way around, I was out of water and suffering a bit. Knapwell doesn’t have any pubs or shops.

Once I got back into Elsworth I availed myself of some further drinks from the pub. After jumping back into the car I did some more drive-bys on the road back to Papworth Everard. By the time I gave up, I’d found a total of 53 caches, which is not a bad afternoon out.

The caches I found around the Elsworth Excursion were :