Super DUPER excited, my Garmin Colorado arrived on Friday by courier. Super service, I bought it from a merchant on Amazon and it was super speedy and wonderful service! I have loaded it up with quite a few geocaches, and the reason I purchased the Colorado was because it has Wherigo capabilities, so I’ve loaded it with a few Wherigo cartridges as well
I went to my nan’s as I do every Saturday and I had my little helper Morgan with me, and there is a cache right around the corner from my nan’s house which I have found before to make it easier, so with GPS in hand we set out to test it out
We luckily timed our outing just right as on the way back it started to rain. I managed to avoid the rain twice – testing the GPS then walking from my parents to my place LOL! But sadly it’s been raining heavy since and I haven’t been able to go out and find a cache yet, nor play Wherigo. I have some rechargable batteries, which I know are more expensive but I like knowing I have batteries on hand if need be, and it’s a good job because my Colorado gobbled up the fresh batteries I put in so I took them out, recharged and put them back in… So I will have to make sure I have several batteries on hand! But in comparison to the iPhone which we used before, we had no way of charging it up on the go, at least if you have batteries on you when the others are used up you can change it and keep going!
Hurry up Spring!
I spent this morning working on my wedding invites, I was literally sat in the bedroom with the sewing machine and silver thread sewing on my invites. It seems I don’t like to do things easily! My geocaching book arrived today so once I had done that I sat and read it for a bit.
This then got me thinking about some stuff to put in caches when I next go. I don’t have anything really on hand and I have some silver fimo I’ve not used in a long time and I got to making some pendants/charms/zipper pulls (whatever they’ll be used for lol!) In my log reading experience it’s mainly guys and their kids who geocache that I’ve seen (not saying that’s all who does it, I mean look at me exhibit A!) so why not take something back home for mummy/wife/girlfriend LOL!
And then while uploading the image, I realise I hadn’t uploaded the photo of my 2009 xmas ornament. What a donut! It’s a bottle cap with diamond glaze
I haven’t been Geocaching in a while. I really do love it loads though We used to use the iPhone app, and it was absolutely AWESOME. But the iPhone had to go back and we had no GPS, and I’ve been itching to get back into Geocaching again. I’ve looked at getting a GPS for the spring, so I’m looking forward to that… But there was a cache just down the road from where I worked and we were moving offices today… so I just HAD to log it! I went on Google Earth and got a good idea of roughly where it was, and on my lunch on Tuesday I found the “Bridge in the gap” geocache
I’m not tracking it, I’m keeping it But I am looking into a couple of tracking Bugs. I spent over an hour just sat adding things to my wishlist at a Geocaching shop lol! I do hope to do a cache of my own over the summer too, so I will keep you all updated on that
Gareth and I had been trying to decide what to do together. Something that we could get a bit of exercise, and spend some quality time out and about – not on our butts at home playing on the computer!
So I heard about geocaching, looked into it, and we decided that’s what we’d do Gareth got the app for his phone, and we went out this morning.
The first geocache we went to find is local, but the hilarious thing is, it wasn’t what I was expecting. That’s why we ended up walking to another one instead, and by chance I found it and then realised that it was a tiny thing we were looking for and so went back to the first one as we pretty much went by it to go back home anyway.
We had walked quite a way, so we rested at home for a bit while I potted some plants in the hanging basket, and then I just had to go out again and search for a few more, with Gareth in tow… and this time we found 2 more slightly larger ones: