It appears that Geocaching has been going on all around us all over the word for quite some time, well 11 years actually, and no one bothered tell me about it until last weekend when my son Nathaniel introduced me to this, well rather cleaver and fun idea.
So what is it? Well according to the web site ‘Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online., But I think it’s a bit more than that especially these days when family walks and outdoor activities are so hard to get your kids involved in quite simply because playing on the play station is far more fun.
Myself (and Ellie my Husky puppy) thoroughly enjoyed our first trip out last weekend with Nathaniel when we went off Geocaching locally. Amazingly we spend 5 hours on that first trip out we were enjoying it so much and the really great thing is it didn’t cost me one single penny, yep totally free, it didn’t even cost money on fuel because we walked from home.
Now we live in a small village and I was utterly gob smacked to not only find there are loads of caches in the surrounding countryside but 3 in the village itself. Not only that when we located the caches there were already loads and loads of names on the log.
My youngest son Jacob I thought would be the challenge to get him involved as he is a real techno kid and is never that happy unless his face is attached to a screen of some sort. However having showed him the intro video on the web site and told him there were caches in the village he was all ready and raring to go straight away, only trouble is it was bed time and he had school the next day. However with a 4 day weekend coming up…..
So do visit the website to find out more and do go out and start having some fun especially now we have some good weather and do involve all your family as whilst it’s great to do on your own it’s even better to work with your family to find the hidden caches.
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