Friday, 11 April 2014

Geocaching at Auchincruive.

When I picked the children up yesterday afternoon it was lovely. They had been cooped up in the house all day so I decided they were going for a walk. I offered them Failford or Auchincruive, and they chose Auchincruive so off we set.

This was only suppose to be a half hour play along the river, but it actually turned into a two and three quarter hour geocaching adventure. Not once did either of them moan they were bored, tired or fed up.

We started off up at the monument as there is suppose to be one near there, but we could not find the style they were on about that is the starting point so after fifteen mins of wandering back and forth up and down we gave up.



So we just decided to head back across the bridge and walk along the river.But turns out there were three along this side of the river so we decided as its only a fairly narrow path with a river on one side and a fence on another they should not be too difficult.


playing at the river



Fifi found the first one


Bob had been looking as well but only found stinging nettles

Fifi takes the contents out

and we signed the log

you can see Bob in the background, he just been stung


and we put it back



We carried on along the path, knew we were in the correct area but could not
find the second one, so we carried on.




they were both taking photographs along the way. 


We carried on as far as the fishermans path goes, as the third one was at the very end.

We found this one without too much trouble and we et Bob open it and take the contents out.


We found Oswalds end. 




Bob took the lid off



took the contents out




and looked at the toys

we signed the log




and put this one back as well. 



As we had to come back the path we went along we decided to have another look for the one in the middle. We eventually found it, inside the waterfa bit. Was a bit wet and sippy for the children so I risked life and limb.....ok getting my feet wet, and we found this one as well.

inside the waterfall


interesting contents in this one

with an even more interesting lid



again we popped it back.


and marched on our merry way.



lots of trees had red dots on them, no idea why

we went back over the wall



Back to the car. The children really enjoyed themselves, once they learnt what sort of thing they were looking for it became more enjoyable. 

They enjoyed it enough they want to go back, so next time we will take a few treasures so they can swap but plan it before hand and print off the clues and instructions for ach one, save me having to flip back and forth between programmes on the phone. 








fun as a gran
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

8 comments:

  1. Glad you all had a good day, sorry we couldn't join you.

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  2. Geocaching is so much fun and as you say if you take toys to swap then it makes it so much more exciting for them, not sure I like the look of that rat though! Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

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  3. Geocaching in on my To Do List for 2014! Looks fun.

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  4. ooh I've always wanted to go geocaching !

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  5. Look what you've started !! http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2014/04/madhouse-diaries-our-first-foray-into-geocaching.html :)

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  6. even without the geocaching it looks like a lovely place to visit, great photos!!

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