Monday, 7 April 2014

Geocaching

It's finally starting to look and feel like Spring here in Canada. The sun is out a lot more, the temperature is rising, and the snow is almost gone! Can you say exciting?? And with nicer weather comes outdoor activities. Honestly, I had never even heard of Geocaching until my boyfriend suggested we go do it last fall. He's been doing it with his sister for a while and they even created their own.

For those who don't know what Geocaching is, it's a website where people post the coordinates of their geocache for others to go find. You do need to set up an account to access the coordinates and get the clues, but it's really easy and simple. This may seem strange and odd, but trust me when I say there are a lot more geocaches near you than you thought!

So this Sunday, my boyrfriend and I headed out and he decided to show me the geocache he created.


The geocache was hidden in a fallen tree. Most are kept in water tight containers to protect what's inside from the weather. They can be all sorts of sizes, but this one was a larger geocache. And of course my camera focused on the tree instead of the box.


You can name your geocache if you want. My boyfriend and his sister named theirs "Alohomora."


In a geocache a lot of people leave little trinkets and typically a notebook so you can write down your name and when you went there. It's really cool to see all the different people who found it before you and how old the geocache is. 


If you take something, you should leave something behind! We left behind two of these lucky coins and a marble.


This is the pen that we took. It's carved out of wood! And it still works! This was actually the nicest thing we've ever found in a geocache. 


And of course, the geocacher himself. This is definitely a super fun activity to do. You can do it alone, with a friend, or even a group of friends! It's a great way to get outside and do something fun. Make sure you have a really good GPS with you. You have to enter your coordinates into the GPS in order to find the geocache. You also want to dress for the weather. Some good shoes are a definite must for this adventure!

If you guys decide to try out Geocaching, let me know in the comments! I really think it's tons of fun and I hope you guys think so too! 

Quote of the day: We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves. - Leonora Carrington