Monday, 21 March 2011

Flotsam and Jetsam

 Flotsam and Jetsam EXTREME.
4 miles walk/slide, 1 cache

Back in January I found Sausages without any special equipment and it was the toughest one I'd done so far. TarmacJohn then challenged me to do  Flotsam and Jetsam EXTREME. It had been on our 'to do' list since I first became aware of it a couple of years ago so I didn't need any persuasion really.

The cache can only be done at low tide and for safety it's best attempted at the low tides of the Spring or Autumn equinoxes to give maximum possible time to complete the walk.

The walk involves trudging a couple of miles in estuarine mud anything from four inches to knee deep. For some reason the rest of the family weren't too keen

So, today was the day and I picked up Omis49 and TarmacJohn en-route arriving at the parking co-ordinates at about 10:30 after doing a few drive-bys on the way

We were soon at the stage one with a number of other like-minded loonies and getting the ropes and hi-viz jackets out
 Before long were were all making our way through mud

It's muddy!

and after a couple of miles we'd arrived at the wreck

Wreck at Stage 5

Having calculated the co-ordinates for the final we were able to walk directly to the shore and soon had the cache in hand!

All in all a great cache and a must-do for anyone who likes a challenge and fancies doing something a bit different.


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