The weather forecast was completely accurate for the second Art Plumstead Easter Treasure Hunt – rain, rain, followed by more rain. Even so, there were an intrepid few who made the effort to turn up at the starting point (The Old Mill) and set off through the back streets of Plumstead on a circuitous route which gradually ascended Shooters Hill to finish at journey’s end (The Bull). A map with numbered points of interest, issued to everyone who came to pit their wits against the clues, helped us to divine the correct way to go.
The rain was unrelenting, but it was still possible to appreciate the views offered on the way, while solving the clues devised by Karen. There were also a number of picture clues to look out for while walking along. These were in no particular order, so it was a case of keeping an eye out – and using a bit of intuition.
Eventually we all made it to the sanctuary of the front bar at The Bull, where the bedraggled papers were marked by Karen and prizes distributed accordingly. It is not about the numbers, but the quality of the experience, and thanks to the meticulous attention to detail that Karen had put in beforehand, everyone who made the effort thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon, in spite of the rain and saw parts of Plumstead they had never seen before. Maybe it would have been nice to see a few more faces on the day, but then we wouldn’t have all been awarded a prize and there was another consolation. It was downhill going home!