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Claire
25-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Look what I got!! Where shall we go??!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00708.jpg

Dawn
25-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Oooooh pretty.

We'll arrange a lesson for you. :D

keith
25-12-2008, 02:14 PM
ooo me too me too :D

We need geocaching classes :yes:

foreverducky
25-12-2008, 02:26 PM
With that we could go anywhere. :D

josh.p.
25-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Will you take me with you?!

PsychoAlice
25-12-2008, 09:37 PM
OHHHH more geocachers now!

Fun FUN FUN times!

Claire
26-12-2008, 04:09 PM
I've found the end of my drive!

daveann
26-12-2008, 10:00 PM
but did you find your way home :)

Skywatcher
27-12-2008, 01:10 PM
awesome :D fun times to come , and plenty of nettle stings

buy some garden gloves :D

daveann
27-12-2008, 02:22 PM
i havent done any for over 12 months now just havent had time but its the type of thing you can dip in and out of. the strnage thing is i walk past a cache everyday and havent done it yet but its a brilliant hobby.

Dawn
27-12-2008, 04:02 PM
I drive Adrian mad when we drive anywhere. I sit next to him pointing out the window saying "there's a cache over there" :rotfl:

Claire
27-12-2008, 07:36 PM
Tomorrow we are off to hunt for our first cache. What is a good thing to take with us to leave in the box?

josh.p.
27-12-2008, 07:47 PM
something dead :evil:

daveann
27-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Tomorrow we are off to hunt for our first cache. What is a good thing to take with us to leave in the box?
keyrings pencils tissues kids toys such as car or scoobie type things erm pond coin anything really depends on the size of bo your hunting

Dawn
28-12-2008, 08:30 AM
I've got a box of stuff to leave in caches. If it's a micro there won't be room but if it's a standard cache then I leave things like badges, toy cars, stickers, little sets of pencils, key rings, little things like that. McDonald's happy meal toys pop up in a lot of my local caches. Marbles are popular. Pens are good, because someone will always forget theirs.

I went through a phase in October of leaving giant rubber spiders in caches. :evil:

The main rules are - no food, not even wrapped sweets because wildlife will sniff it out. And leave something you would be happy with a child finding - I had to clear a cigarette lighter and a condom from one of my caches. :nono:

Good luck. :D

Claire
28-12-2008, 09:24 AM
Ok, thank you for the info! We've chosen to leave a Mr Happy keyring. The cache we've picked is very local to us at a country park 5 mins away. It says it has a number of things you can trade so Owen will be the one to chose what we swap. I may post photos!

josh.p.
28-12-2008, 12:29 PM
I still think something dead is the best suggestion here :evil:

daveann
28-12-2008, 01:16 PM
josh behave young man lol there are strict rules and its governed by the mafia if you leave naughty things you get in trouble :)

Claire
28-12-2008, 02:01 PM
Well we had great fun!! We found our first cache and swapped a Mr Men keyring for a Shell keyring.

Britchick
28-12-2008, 02:14 PM
oh the excitement :tongue:

i like the dead thing idea :lol: or a rubber snake

Dawn
28-12-2008, 04:25 PM
I left a rubber snake in a cache a while back but I posted a warning on the website so I'm not totally evil. :D

Claire
28-12-2008, 05:07 PM
No rubber snakes in the one we went to. Owen probably would have loved it if there was!

Dawn
29-12-2008, 10:02 AM
I've still got 3 giant rubber rats I picked up when Tesco had a clearance on their Halloween stuff. Need to deposit those in caches soon. :evil:

keith
29-12-2008, 10:04 AM
What amazed me when I started reading the geocache site was how seriously people take being "muggled". There were people who travelled many miles to a cache and then reported having to leave without seeing it because there were too many muggles around! I have to say I think I'd be taking my chances after having gone all that way (though of course I can see the point, that if it's spotted it may be destroyed or removed)

Dawn
29-12-2008, 10:15 AM
I've left a cache unfound due to muggle activity and gone back another day for it. But not after travelling miles to find it. But yes, it's seriously important that muggles do not find caches. They steal them and trash them and generally spoil the fun.

I found a cache once and after signing the log and returning it to its hide I stood up and turned round to see a man sitting in a Land Rover watching what I was doing. :eek: I noted that on the website too but thankfully the cache is still safe.

keith
29-12-2008, 10:48 AM
I've left a cache unfound due to muggle activity and gone back another day for it. But not after travelling miles to find it. But yes, it's seriously important that muggles do not find caches. They steal them and trash them and generally spoil the fun.

I found a cache once and after signing the log and returning it to its hide I stood up and turned round to see a man sitting in a Land Rover watching what I was doing. :eek: I noted that on the website too but thankfully the cache is still safe.

yeah in a way I'm surprised they survive as well as they do

So, Dawn, how much is the Dawn Geocaching training course, I have a garmin 400t thing but tell me, does it mean I have to actually go out? away from the computer? in the open!!? where they may be, gulp, people??

Dawn
29-12-2008, 11:22 AM
Yep it involves being outdoors away from a computer. And there are sometimes other people. And sometimes they try and converse with youl. I took Adrian out with me once up to Cissbury Ring. He managed to be outdoors for nearly 3 hours. He hasn't been again since though. :lol:

I love it though because it takes me places that I didn't even know existed and they are right on my doorstep.

And I always take the camera. :wink:

The course costs...hmmm, let me have a browse on the DisneyFlorist site. :evil:

keith
29-12-2008, 11:32 AM
He managed to be outdoors for nearly 3 hours. He hasn't been again since though. :lol:


omg!!!! is he ok? did he survive???????

Claire
29-12-2008, 11:35 AM
You should have seen us yesterday. We were like fugitives waiting for the all clear to retrieve the box from it's hiding place when no one was about!

Dawn
29-12-2008, 11:54 AM
Did you log your find on geocaching.com ?

Dawn
29-12-2008, 11:55 AM
omg!!!! is he ok? did he survive???????

He was fine once he stopped gasping and realised he could breath this atmosphere. The sign on the gate saying "beware of the bull" stopped him briefly but the bull was indoors today. He needed some chocolate and a lie down when we got home though.

Claire
29-12-2008, 12:02 PM
Did you log your find on geocaching.com ?

Yep! It says 1 find next to my username. I've called myself tushypat. I thought it had a nice ring to it.

Britchick
29-12-2008, 07:24 PM
keith i'm sure you have a dongle so you could have internet access from the cache site!!

Deb
29-12-2008, 07:49 PM
Yep! It says 1 find next to my username. I've called myself tushypat. I thought it had a nice ring to it.

That's nice Claire. I used to know someone by that name. She was a bit weird though :unsure:

Deb
29-12-2008, 07:51 PM
keith i'm sure you have a dongle so you could have internet access from the cache site!!

Do you have a dongle Keith? Or is that private information? :eek:

Britchick
29-12-2008, 07:52 PM
That's nice Claire. I used to know someone by that name. She was a bit weird though :unsure:


i believe she had a twin :unsure:


Do you have a dongle Keith? Or is that private information? :eek:

:ROFL1:

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:11 PM
Adrian used to have a dongle but I broke it.

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:14 PM
Adrian used to have a dongle but I broke it.

That's probably for the best. Although if you hadn't broken it before you could have the pleasure of breaking it now in return for your enforced incarceration :thumbsup: Does he have another or has he lived without it all this time?

Britchick
29-12-2008, 08:15 PM
is your surname Bobbett (sp?) Dawn :unsure:

Dawn
29-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Apparently he doesn't need one now - it's all built in these days.

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:21 PM
Oh. According to my bloke we need one. One of them is telling porkie pies :nono:

Britchick
29-12-2008, 08:22 PM
my work laptop needs one :unsure:

Claire
29-12-2008, 08:26 PM
Don't the scouts have dongles?

Deb
29-12-2008, 08:27 PM
They're woggles Claire. Aparently you move onto dongles when you know what to do with your woggle.

keith
30-12-2008, 09:16 AM
youre all very very scary :unsure:

Dawn
30-12-2008, 10:05 AM
Actually a woggle is one of those big long foam tube things you take in the swimming pool with you. :D

Dawn
31-12-2008, 01:33 PM
So who else saved all their Christmas cracker junk to use as cache swaps? :lol:

Claire
31-12-2008, 01:40 PM
So who else saved all their Christmas cracker junk to use as cache swaps? :lol:

Take your pick from a double heart shaped silver photo frame, a silver handbag mirror, a manicure set, mini interchangeable screwdriver set or a silver pen?

Dawn
31-12-2008, 01:44 PM
Blimey you had posh crackers. :eek:

Claire
31-12-2008, 01:57 PM
Photos from our very first geocaching expedition.

Have stick, will geocache

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00735.jpg

Which way now?

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00736.jpg

There it is!

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00742.jpg

Owen and the treasure

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00743.jpg

A local resident

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00745.jpg

This house stands in the park where the cache is hidden

Front -

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00751.jpg

Rear -

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00748.jpg

Poor frozen ducks

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn147/tushy3241/DSC00739.jpg

A big thank you to Dawn for bringing Geocaching to our attention!!!

Dawn
31-12-2008, 02:01 PM
Cool photos!!!

Owen is right - you always need a stick for geocaching. Handy for poking around in places where things might be living. I stuck my hand in a hollow tree trunk once. Don't know who was more suprised, me or the bird that shot out of the hole. :eek: