Another 50 or so caches, along the Essex Way. I've done more than 2/3 of them.
I was chased by a dog today. The first I heard of the dog was a faint woman's voice, far away, calling "Buster, Buster". Several minutes later, the dog appeared, fairly frisky and about the size of a small sheep. He tried to chase me on the bike, which, of course, involves trying to get in front of me so that I can run him down, which would maim the dog, but also tumble me off the bike. He followed me for a few caches, and all the time, I could hear "Buster, Buster". The dog would have been able to hear it too, but he ignored his owner's plaintive cries, just carried on chasing me.
Eventually, we got to a road. On a road, I can easily outpace a dog, but he'd have chased after me, and probably gotten killed by a car, of gotten so lost he'd never find his owner. So I waited by the road, until eventually the owner showed up. She explained "He's only a puppy, he likes chasing things". So I explained to her about what would happen to him if he got run over by a car, and "He's only a puppy, he doesn't realise it's dangerous, it's up to you to make sure that he's on a leash, otherwise you could have a dead dog."
I don't think she was listening, though.
I saw the first lamb this year.
51 caches found.