Welcome to our 2013 Geocacher’s Blog.

Typical cache – full of goodies

My wife and I (Mr and Mrs HG137) started Geocaching in the second half of 2012 and found 27 Caches. We decided that during 2013 we would attempt to average just over one cache a day (373) and aim for a total of 400 by 31 December 2013. Sounds easy ? But one cache a day, or 7 cache a week is not as straightforward as it sounds. The aim of this blog is document the caches we’ve found, where we found them and our experiences along the way. We live in the Berkshire/Surrey/Hampshire borders so most of our caches will be in that area.

So what is Geocaching ?
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Geocaches vary in size from size of a thumbnail to containers the size of (treasure) chests. Many caches contain “treasure” and items can be removed and swapped into another cache.
All the caches we will blog about can be found on http://www.geocaching.com and to protect the anonymity of where caches are hidden, we will not divulge specific locations in this blog.
We will record our successes and failures, our finds (and ‘did not finds’) throughout the year. If you are already a geocacher, or want to find out more about geocaching – please feel free to contribute your comments to this blog.

PS we are new to blogging too – so please bear with us on both sets of technologies!


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