Thursday, 30 June 2011

Geocaching

We went on our first Geocaching experience today.  "What's Geocaching?" I hear you ask.  Well it's like a real life treasure hunt.  you log on to Geocaching.com, and using a GPS enabled device, you go to the destination to find the Geocache.  I've uploaded the app on my iPhone which is really handy.  There are over a million in the UK and you probably walk past them every day without even realising.



The first Geocache we tried to find was a small magnetic nano which was called "It's Electric".  The map pointed us in the direction of the grass area near to Harpers Brook on the edge of the road... It's Electric.... we assumed it would be the big green electric box on the corner, but after scanning it all over, we were disappointed that we couldn't find it.

...So on to the next one... "a stone's throw" this one was called.  It directed us to Cantle Close and was pretty easy to find.  It was a large cache containing a log book and some small toys.  Oliver added a dice to the cache, we wrote in the log book and put it all back in the exact location we found it.




We went on to find some more, but the children were getting tired and needed the toilet, so we headed home.
We passed the lakes where we saw lots of geese coming in to land on the water and a heron over the other side on the waters edge.



If you would like to find out more about Geocaching, please take a look at the video below and visit http://www.geocaching.com/

1 comments:

Sharonmanc on 30 June 2011 at 13:55 said...

I have to try this with my own little ones,we are all ways out and about walking, but this will make it more fun, I wonder if they have an app for blackberry

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