Recently I’ve taken a new hobby up with my girlfriend, Jen (my girlfriend) being the finder of this actually quite cool globally played game!
Geocaching is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache’s existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS unit can then try to locate the geocache.
Also, for the record you pronounce it Geo-cashing, like cashing a check!
This weekend we managed to bag a handfull of items tresure and goodies! Also we’ve been introduced to the “Tracking Bugs” and “GeoCoins” which are items that travel on certain missions all around the world. This is am image below of a large GeoCache, (Ammo Crate) Caches come in many shapes and sizes but this is one of the better ones.
Currently In our possession me and Jen have 3 Tracking Bugs and 1 Geocoin. Two of the tracking bugs have come from the United states and one has travelled over 5,000 miles and the other nearing 10,000 miles!
It’s very addictive and anyone interested in a tresure hunt thats so big its global should definatly take a look into it! Plus it gets you out the house and off the PC so you can see exactly why girlfriends and other halfs absolutly love it. Plus if you have a dog, they will love you more than ever for the walks that you take him/her on just to find these geocaches!
Best thing is, you dont need a standalone GPS device now as the iphone is yet again here to help! For a mere £5.99 you can get everything you need to get geocaching!
Once you have an account on the geocaching website, you grab the iphone app, and you’re as ready as ever!
So no matter where you are, at home, work, on your jollies! If you want to get out and do something geocaching is the prefect way to pass sometime and also pickup some cool items, see some cool views, and even meet some fellow caches!