Once more unto the Essex Way. I parked, got the bike out, and discovered that the front tire was totally flat. So I got out my electric air pump (it's also my emergency car-starting battery) and discovered that the battery was flat. Oh no! So I got out the pump that I always carry on the bike, pumped it up with that, and it stayed pumped. All this fuffing about, of course, took time.
Today was a day of lots of mud, which slowed me down, a few stupid blunders which had the same effect, but I found 37 caches, incl;uding sveral that weren't Essex Way, so not too bad.