Geocache

It was foggy this morning

by Cellobella on Monday, April 9, 2012 · 2 comments

Normal day.

A normal day... no fog

Foggy day.

Yep. Foggy.

After the fog cleared… you got it.

Geocaching.

Evan's above

Took us about half an hour to find!

Nearly broke an ankle.

Good fun.

Geocaching sucks

by Cellobella on Sunday, April 8, 2012 · 1 comment

Where is the treasure??

We went to the cousins for Easter – and a lovely lunch was had – and after lunch, the kids all hyped up on sugar, we wandered down to the local park for a spot of geocaching.  As you do.

What’s geocaching, asks young 8 year old nephew of his Uncle Groover.

It’s like treasure hunting says Groover, staring at his smartphone.

And it’s 30 metres away… 20 metres away…

The kids were getting excited.

It’s ten metres away… 8…

It must be in that tree says Dippity.

It takes maybe one minute to find the film canister at the bottom of a burnt out hole in the tree.

Oohh what’s inside it.

There’s a little pad to log your find and a note explaining geocaching, and a little pencil.

Dippity signs the log book and the film canister is put back in the tree.

Righto lets go back.

Wait.

Is that it?

Where’s the treasure?

I thought there was going to be a clue that led to another clue and then we’d get a whole bunch of Easter eggs, says Mr 8 who has probably had enough Easter eggs.

That sucks.

And I must admit, his expectations had rather been raised.

Later, after goodbyes were said, and mothers dropped home, Groover, Dippity and I went geocaching again.

Now THIS is treasure.

Treasure!!!

A tip for next time.

Let the 8-year-olds in your party hold the phone.

Easter Saturday sunshine

by Cellobella on Saturday, April 7, 2012

Geranium

What a beautiful day.

Sure, a little chilly in the morning… we had two duvets on last night, but the sun was shining on my morning walk and I really can’t complain.

No geocaching today for me… although three people found our geocache.  So exciting.

Groover came up with a very witty clue and hidden hint.

In fact I read the hidden hint, and even knowing EXACTLY what we did, I didn’t get it.

Dumb.

Me that is.  The hint is clever.

And coincidentally, the person that found the hide first was the person who set up the geocache we found yesterday.

We are heading to Duncraig tomorrow so will have to check out a few geocaches up that way.

In other news, I missed out on a sale dress I saw on Thursday (probably just as well) and we TANKED at bridge.

In other news… I have bought A WHOLE HEAP of Easter eggs.

Just sayin’.

Good Friday Geocaching

by Cellobella on Friday, April 6, 2012 · 1 comment

So I supposed you did the right thing and went to Church or something?

For the heathens among us for which Easter is really just an excuse for four days off and a hefty dose of chocolate (the hefty being the result on the scales Tuesday morning).

And of course it’s a bit annoying because ALL of the shops are shut.

Well.  Most of them.

To fill in the time, given we weren’t organised to get away for a “proper” autumnal break, we went Geocaching.

A family group effort!

In case you’re not familiar with the process, you go on the site, find somewhere you want to go geocaching (we looked for somewhere nearby), then you use the app on your phone and it will take you close to where the “treasure” is hidden.

The “treasure” is usually just a list of names but sometimes there are little things which you can take (the etiquette is to replace it with something else).

And there are hints left by the person who created the geocache and those that find it.

It’s lots of fun and you feel quite clever when you find them.

Of course I am a complete n00b compared to my daughter and husband (they have found two others).

Anyway we got home totally inspired to make our own.

We even included a homemade tracker bug.

What’s a tracker bug?

Oh nothing too sinister.

The first person to find our cache gets to collect the tag we’ve placed in the hiding place.  Then they can place it in another case and so on.

The listing is here.

We hope that those that find it come to our new geocache page and let us know.

So that was Good Friday.

I wonder if there’s a restaurant open somewhere…

 

:)