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March 13th, 2014 | in Hunting | Leave a comment

SPOILER ALERT!

A short video of my geocaching adventure in the Cathedral Range over Labour Day weekend.

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March 12th, 2014 | in Featured post, Hunting, Photos | Leave a comment

So, twelve months ago I posted that I was back in business – I may have exaggerated a little. I managed a grand total of 6 caches in 2013.

Last weekend we headed to Cathedral Ranges for a bush camping trip. As we were leaving home, I thought to check the geocaching app on my phone and low and behold, there were half a dozen caches hidden. I quickly downloaded them for offline access (I know that the reception up there is shocking) before jumping in the car.

We arrived on Saturday morning and set up camp. The rest of the day was spent swimming in the river and cooking.

Sunday morning I set off on a hike up to the Jawbone Peaks – via 3 geocaches of course! The first one (GC3TC68) was the easiest find of the lot although it involved a bit of scrambling over big rocks (Short video here). The 2nd cache (at the top of North Jawbone Peak – GC40GCD) was a DNF. I found the hiding place, but the container was gone. Unfortunately, I had nothing to replace it with.

The 3rd cache was along the Razorback Trail (GC3VEAZ). It took some time to find because of all the nook and crannies in the rocks, but it was well worth it. The view from up there was magnificent!

I definitely want to get out more to do these types of geocaches. I’m over all the urban junk and I think that these types of hides will inspire me to get back into the game!

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March 27th, 2013 | in General | Leave a comment

Well, after over 2 years of inactivity, I’ve rejoined the game*. I got so excited about finding 3 caches in one day that I went out and bought a new GPS receiver – a Magellan eXplorist 110. It was on special at Dick Smiths for $98, so I couldn’t resist.

It’s a great little piece of equipment and I’m having fun learning to use it. Once I know how to use it properly, I will post a short review here.

But for now, it’s back to the fun of finding!

* Some may argue that this is not a game or even a hobby but a sport. I won’t get drawn into that discussion.

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March 3rd, 2011 | in General | 1 comment

Sadly, I have lost a little interest in my geocaching hobby. Not sure if it is lack of time or just the fact that my other interests have taken precedence. I haven’t stopped caching altogether, just a lot less frequent. Since last year’s Mega Event in Wagga Wagga, I have only managed to find 15 geocaches. And now winter approaches – the time that I usually take a hiatus!!

Anwyay, the reason for this post is not to bemoan my loss of enthusiasm with the hobby, but to highlight a geocaching blog that I have discovered via Twitter. The reason for the highlight, besides the interesting posts and comments, photos and news, is the fact that it carries the same name as my blog. And we are virtually neighbours too!

The blog is written by 2 Kiwi geocachers and contains some useful links and some great photos. So go on, check it out: It’s Not About The Numbers

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September 18th, 2010 | in General | 1 comment

Wow, can’t believe that it’s been over 3 months since I last wrote on my caching blog. As if that wasn’t bad enough, I’ve only found 2 caches in the past three months!

But, don’t despair! I’m off to Sydney. GPSr loaded. PQs set up. And I’m looking forward to it…