I had tried Geo-caching on a whim last week, not to successfully I must say, but I had a notion to try it again and so panned to go out and see if I had any success, then I can take out Bob and Fifi and have some fun with them.
So when a local Facebook friend of mine also said she fancied trying it we decided to meet up and see what we could do. So we decided on ten locally that went round in a circle from where we were starting.
We printed off the directions and the hints and clues and set off.
|we hunted under rocks|
|and in the base of trees.|
|and we hunted up high|
Until eventually we managed to find one. This was the third cache we looked for, it was camouflaged and up in a tree right round the back, May well be harder to find in the summer. This gave us a huge psychological boost and the will to go on.
|removing the cache from its hiding place|
|they all have their name written in them|
|behind a rock and under a tree|
|with its name on.|
|the second one was in a crack in a tree, looked like a match box from the side|
|a proper geocache with just enough room in for a wee log book|
|so we signed the sheets|
|and I have signed into the programme with my blog name.|
From here we heading back round to Castlehill woods, this was proved more of a challenge as even Scambeasts phone struggled, mine by this point was hopeless. The second one that was up there we could not get to show so we gave up on it.
|a camouflaged camera film canister|
|sadly the paper was wet and unusable|
As you can see my phone just would not show the cache points for whatever reason. It would not track my distance either. Any body any idea why?
Unlike Scampbeasts which showed the cache as circles and where we were as a blue arrow.
This does have its upside, it got us out and walking and seeing some of the wildlife in the local area.
|a bird enjoying the sun|
|and squirrels up trees|
We did enjoy our session, but next time we are going to try more open areas, find some of the caches, and then take the kids to ones we have previously found and give them some fun and a sense of achievement.