Is some thing I have been reading about and would like to try, I think it would be great fun.
“Geocaching is an entertaining adventure game for GPS users. Participating in a cache hunt is a good way to take advantage of the wonderful features and capability of a GPS unit. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the Internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is if they get something they should try to leave something for the cache.”
Its quite a new thing ,only starting in MayÂ 2000, you can read about its History here
Sounds a bit like a treasure hunt using your GPS , basically you get the coordinates from the web and then go and find the cache.
Tips on finding your first cache
The rules are simple.
1.Take some thing from the cache
2 Leave some thing in the cache
3. Write about it in the log book.
You can also hide a cache for others to find.
Tips on hiding your first cache
It would be a great way to get children out walking.
The walk I did on Sunday with Geoff and ElleeÂ had 3 caches we could have found !
Here hopingÂ I get out soon to find my first geocache, andÂ this is the one I want to do
Be warned – its more addictive than chocolate! You’ll soon be out and about transporting travel bugs from one cache to another and you’ll be amazed at how many hidden caches you’ve walked by so many times before!
Seriously its a great excuse to get out when the weathe is not at its best.