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Old 15 September 2008, 17:59   #1
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Anyone tried it ? .. I'm interested .. and would be keen to learn some tips of those who have done it
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Old 16 September 2008, 03:30   #2
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Hi Bigmuz7

We used to Geocache a few years ago and found it very interesting. It gets you out to places you would never find otherwise and can be lots of fun. Not really something where you meet other people though if thats what your after as you try to keep the caches hidden from other people.

We set of a geotag a few years ago from Torquay and it's now down in Spain and still going.

I say do it and if you don't like it then stop as there is nothing you have to sign up for we only stopped because we don't have the time at the moment.

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my brother does it. I just don't get it. if you want to wander about in the coutryside then on you go - but why spend your time hunting for a box of tat left by someone you don't know.
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I would be interested in a marinised version.
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I believe it's now called diving, seems to be quite popular. It does however retain a passing resemblance to a comment made earlier...the box and the tat appearing slightly larger underwater.
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my brother does it. I just don't get it. if you want to wander about in the coutryside then on you go - but why spend your time hunting for a box of tat left by someone you don't know.
You got any kids Polwart ?

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.. but this doesnt involve a sail, the gear, the gas, and so on and so forth, does it ?
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Yes. Oldest is just about old enough to think this is good fun. He was very excited about the prospect of hiding "treasure" for his Uncle to find. BUT that wasn't for some random stranger. We haven't "published" the coordinates anywhere - just made a treasure map for his Uncle.

My brother doesn't have any kids. I assumed it was the sort of thing that people did if they had too much time on their hands. Going by my brother's success rate it might not keep children amused for long!
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Yes. Oldest is just about old enough to think this is good fun. He was very excited about the prospect of hiding "treasure" for his Uncle to find. BUT that wasn't for some random stranger. We haven't "published" the coordinates anywhere - just made a treasure map for his Uncle.

My brother doesn't have any kids. I assumed it was the sort of thing that people did if they had too much time on their hands. Going by my brother's success rate it might not keep children amused for long!
Well I gather its quite addictive you see, and gives kids (and us adults ) the chance to get out to do a bit of adventuring, and learn a bit about their surroundings in the process .. right now.. dragging my teenager son out from behind a laptop seems like a plan and I'm getting less bothered about how I do it as even boating has lost the battle with hormones
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You'll find that the entertainment lies in solving the clues to the location, not just picking up co-ordinates and going to it. There's obviously different levels of difficulty and some of them are a series of caches.

It's a nice extra dimension if you're going out for a walk or bike ride anyway. My youngsters have enjoyed it the few times we've looked for them. Make sure you take the details for all the ones in an area so avoid disappointment.
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I believe it's now called diving, seems to be quite popular. It does however retain a passing resemblance to a comment made earlier...the box and the tat appearing slightly larger underwater.
God, how true! Divers will walk through a busy port full of trawlers without a sidewards glance and cross oceans while risking life and limb to gawp at a wrecked one in 30m of water. Then there's "oh look!" aka frenzied pointing "there's a piece of sanitary ware from a scrapped boat!let's sit on it and take a photo for the club mag." This is perfectly normal BTW.
Geocaching, on the other hand, is The Work of Satan. I know...
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