This has probably come from experience. Learning to read a situation, look for something that does not fit, a pile of stones that don't look right, trees with large root systems, loose stones in a wall. All these places make great hiding places for a cache.
We have also learnt that not all caches are "plastic boxes", some are very very cleverly disguised.
|in a drain pipe and looks like a rat|
|looks like part of the park|
|a rusty old bot|
|built to look like it should be there|
|inside a tree stump|
|a branch thats not a branch|
|a small cache attached to a tree|
|looks like a pine cone, 6 ft up a tree|
|wrapped in ivy to look like it belongs|
We have now cached from Otterburn,back across the border through to Jedburgh, round Castle Douglas and Galashiels, round the Stirling area and Menstrie area as well as Ayrshire. We have been on country walks we would never have done, we have seen interesting places, walked river walks, done town caching as well as historical sites.
We have cached the highest cache in a village in Scotland
|from the cache at Wanlockhead|
We also stopped and found the one that commemorate the hamlet of Cottonshopeburnfoot. It has the distinction of having the longest place name without spaces in England.
Climbed up to places we would have otherwise just driven past
|with a great view from half way up|
|a smile hidden behind a cache|
|aliens inside a cache|
|and cute cows along the route.|
|a drinking fountain along a river walk|
Seen memorial stones paced next to a cache
Seen information signs along interesting walks.
Spotted pieces of history
Picked up and dropped of trackables
Placed our 100th cache in a mouse chewed box
The options are endless when geocaching but I am going to share with you some of the places we have found, some of the views we have seen and some of the caches that are that bit different. Not to mention the miles of walking we have done.
Why not give it a try over the school holidays, the children will love it.