On the 23rd I took the boys for their mornings over Cherry Orchard Country Park, somewhere that I had not been to for a fair while. The sky was clear, frost lay everywhere, the lake was freezing and the temperature was reading -1 degrees when I pulled into the car park. We had a lovely stroll along our usual route with a sit down on a handy log to enjoy my coffee. Looking around whilst supping I noticed something hidden in the fork of a nearby tree so went and had a look and found a small box containing a Geocache. For those who do not know a Geocache is a worldwide game where participants hide cache of small items around areas and mark them on a digital map so there’s can find them. I signed the little book inside and put it back in its hiding place ready for the next person to find it. We continued our walk past the lake and down to the river then along it until back at the van, after the boys had a swim and splash around in the river obviously.
On the 26th I took the boys for a walk, and a swim, along the beach at Shoebury East Beach but unfortunately the tide was out. This did not bother us as we like walking across the mud and on this morning I decided to walk out to the end of Shoebury Boom. I have written about this in more detail elsewhere on my blog so if you would a read then click HERE.