Finally my geocaching trackable has come back onto the radar after an almost 12 month hiatus.
Sister O’Brother , aka Roamin’ Catholic, was picked up by a geocacher named Eskil while in Scotland and subsequently taken to Germany. There was an 11 and a half month wait before she resurfaced on the trackable map. Not only did Eskil fail to register this trackables movements, they also appeared to have boycotted reading her mission to reach the Vatican. Now in the capable hands of U.S. geocacher TheLF (who provided the photo above), she is enjoying a little Florida sunshine before they move her along. She has at least been clearly looked after, but how she ended up there is a mystery. Welcome back online Sister!
Dear Pokemon Go players. I have news for you if you think you’re really cool and you’re playing the latest in app technology. Are you hell!!! Here are three alternative games to #PokemonGo and how they’re much better.
This game is basically the same as Pokémon Go but you’re not after Pokemon characters. You’re after ghosts! Why is it better than PoGo? Cos busting makes you feel good!
Check out my munzee page. You can get virtual munzees or get out and look for physical munzees. Yes, they really exist! The latter usually in the form of a QR code you scan with your phone using the munzee app. (Go ahead, dload it and scan mine 😉 Each munzee holds its own value and you earn virtual rewards for progressing through the game. You can even own virtual dogs called Rovers, which can travel the world going from player to player. Ten times better than Pokemon Go!
The grand daddy of all GPS based games. This has been around since the year 2000 (shows how slow PoGo has been in development doesn’t it!) . Use your geocaching app to locate REAL physical containers of various sizes left by others. Sign and date the logbooks you find in each. The larger the cache, the more likely it is to contain little keepsakes you can trade ( Making it 100 times better than Pokemon Go). Find and hide trackables items other players will move around the world for you. I have one that’s currently on its 12000th mile!!
I enjoy geocaching but I compiled and hid my first ever time capsule today. It’s been hidden within the fabrication of a building so with any luck won’t be discovered unless severe renovation work is carried out in the area. Written upon it twice is the request it isn’t open until 2045. I should be long gone by then, at least in the retirement sense. It’s only a small tin box about the size of them petty cash boxes you can get.
It already look aged hehe. Within it is a few trading card packs, some photos of the work area, snips from an Argos catalogue showing what our technology looks like here in 2016, and a memory stick containing more photos and video clips from over the past couple of years. It’s all sealed up airtight and wrapped in a cloth to stop too much dust settling on it. Really keen to do a couple more elsewhere. We shall see…
I’ve been thinking about making a couple of time capsules, one of which would be buried. I’ve read into it a bit online and seen a few YouTube videos. I am wondering if sealing the capsule in its own concrete box would preserve it for hundreds of years longer than normal? Would it be waterproof? Or airtight? Or would it make no difference at all other than harder for people to open? If anybody reads this and knows the answer feel free to get in touch replying here. 😃
Wibbly wobbly. Only one person will understand this, the rest will just think they do. Started a jogging routine again last night. Hope runners knee doesn’t set in again like last year. I’m going extra careful this time. Taking glucosamine and wearing knee supports. This morning, I’ve made four new Geocaches up. That’s seven I need to deploy, and an eighth one to replace the one that got razed. Sad when dick heads get involved like that. One things for sure the new one wont be as lavish. Funny word lavish, means nice but sounds like you’re referring to something as a bog.
Love you my Sponge!!! :Dxxx
You know travel bugs? Those little trackable thing you put into geocaches? Well I own three of them. Ones in the hands of someone who isn’t active anymore, ones in a decommissioned cache in the Pennines and another has been lost due to a pillock. It’s within my wit to get it going again but these things cost money. If you’re not gonna move them on why take them?
Anyways rant over!
Works been OK this week. This evening Sponge is at work so I’ve taken to tidying my bedroom whilst listening to a few old favourite albums. Hunting High And Low by a-ha , Adrenalize by Def Leppard and The Wall by Pink Floyd ,Took me right back to when I was 20. Hell….half my life ago in May ! When I think of all my past I feel a large part was wasted around people I shouldn’t have even given the time of day. I was largely ignored, held back, bullied to the point of no confidence. Yet the year after I broke away from all that was one of the best of my life. Last year wasn’t too bad either. This year….. I can do a lot this year with a certain Vic. If/when we do….it’ll be ‘the’ year 😉 x
So Regina is back from leave. In theory thing should get marginally better at work. Then again , maybe not. But I’ll not be letting my areas suffer. It’s my Sponge I feel sorry for at her new job. I think it may be a bit gruelling as it seems to be quite an intense job with no margins for error. At least it will only be for a fortnight and will pay some way for her. I feel so helpless, but I’m always there. Hopefully that’s something better than nothing.
I’ve deployed two new geocaches and a virtual munzee over the weekend. Of course, Tentmantent was the first to find the one in North Hykeham. Wtg! Got rid of the one I made that’s been sitting in my pocket all week. That’s close by, so I’m beginning to dominate my residence area. I’d like to do another munzee trail. Will see how many I have got left and think of a theme. Gathering ideas already!
So Boris Johnson has claimed he wishes to vote out of the EU. His reasons are perfectly correct as well. Nigel Farage is pleased but naturally David Cameron is bricking it!
Sponge drove us out to an old haunt of hers yesterday and we did a bit of #geocaching . It was a lovely place and we managed to retrieve five out of six, and exchange some swag. I loved spending time out with her so much. Took a few photos as well. Thanks for a lovely day hunni. X
No don’t geek out and go all nerdy on me, this isn’t a #StarWars post. (Despite hashing it to draw some visits , so to appease you heres a PIC of me in Jedi garb
this post is actually about finding #love all over again. Those of you who know me well, know that I have had a rough time with date site parasites over the past few years. I began to wonder if I would ever find my perfect match.
Not only am I so attracted to her I’m gonna call her magnet, she even has similar interests to me. #Geocaching and chilling out with a good #game book to name a couple. We have also discovered many similarities in what we like to eat. She genuinely is a perfect match, and my light at the end of the tunnel. I hope I can spend the rest of my life with her, a tired cliché I know but in this instance…. the only words which will do xx
I’ve now been an active Munzee player for a few weeks, and have been trying to weigh up whether is is better than geocaching.
Pros- Munzee is largely digital. It contains no more physical presence than a sticky label at best. Logging is done digitally also. You can have one set up in seconds.
Cons- some of these pieces can cost well over $5. Even if they have no physical presence. They may not adhere very long in bad weather. Membership is a whopping $30
Pros- geocaching can have little collectables. It’s slightly easier to understand terms. Stealth caches are camouflaged well. They’re hardier on weathers if made well. Cheaper membership.
Cons- you have to wait for groundspeak to publish them. There are distance restrictions between caches. Anyone can find then steal them for their contents. Logbooks can be ludicrously small.
Either way they’re both great outdoor pursuits!