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Old 11 February 2011, 05:49   #11
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It is a good way to drag kids away from their computer/tv screens and get them out side for a day though.
My kids fell for it hook line and sinker for a while. Then number 2 twigged and piped up "this is just going for a long walk"
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Old 11 February 2011, 05:59   #12
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Geocaching works on many levels, it can be used as a tool to get the kids out of the house as already mentioned. It can be a kick up the a**e on a Sunday to get us out of the house when I'd rather stay in & watch an old B&W war film. For me, the best aspect is the ability to disseminate local knowledge. As tourists we have been to places & seen things that we would never had known about were it not for caching. The most memorable being an old abandonned gold mine in South Africa that was way off the tourist route, hidden in a forest, we could hear wild elephants stomping about as we walked up to the cache area, stunning! In Egypt we found a cache hidden above the valley of the kings, the view from the cache site was awe inspiring. I'd be the first to admit that many caches are s**t & not worth the effort but as in all things, you need to choose carefully.
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As tourists we have been to places & seen things that we would never had known about were it not for caching.
An excellent point. The last time I looked there was only one on the island, but it is well and truly off the beaten track and offers up a superb view of Casquettes and Ortac. No way would most ramblers find the spot.

Maybe a wee treasure hunt is in order for the 3rd Floptilla.
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I'll have to show you the book 'Pot of Gold' produced some 10 years ago with a 5,000 prize. 30 Pages of cryptic clues, based on the UK treasure hunt which I think ended in Amesbury or somewhere with a jewel encrusted bunny or egg (Faberge like). Sadly the pot was found by a holiday maker by accident.
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I'll have to show you the book 'Pot of Gold' produced some 10 years ago with a 5,000 prize.
10 Years Ago?!

I suppose it was
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We've got that somewhere, we never did solve it.
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To me, Geocaching is like a large salary with amazing perks and a fantastic pension plan. I don't get either of 'em
Or - Geocaching is like a large salary...

... something you want
... something that would help make your ribbing more fun
... something you wouldn't shout about even if you got it
... something which people who don't get it have are jellous of and so will moan about people the who do get it
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Needless to say, the cache was pathetically easy to find
So look for one with a harder rating. there aren't many people who could say they walked up to a 5/5 and foud the cache as soon as they arrived...
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Maybe just maybe you should try treating my post as you would a Geocache cloo, and read between the lines.

I might just be having a laugh with me amigos and you might jus' be gettin' over invested.

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