I'm all excited now because I have started to make plans. One of the things I like best about geocaching, and after this confession you'll probably think I'm weird, is the planning. I love checking where the caches are on the googlemaps and picking out ones we'd like to go for, making notes, adding the co-ordinates to our GPS, it's my favourite part. I have to gleem as much detail as possible because our GPS isn't exactly the best for geocaching, it doesn't have software to download the caches and I even have to convert the given co-ordinates to a different format. This makes it tricky to do puzzle caches as I can only convert the co-ords on the computer so we can only do them in sections, get the answers, convert the co-ords back home, then go back for the hunt. I suppose we should get a new GPS but there are two drawbacks, one, we don't have the spare cash right now and two, the GPS was a gift off my daughter and I would feel guilty abandoning it just yet for a better model.

Back to my plans. We have a holiday coming up in April and I've checked the website and found tons of caches in the area where we are going (nr Exmouth, Devon). I've picked out some of the less complicated ones (we will be on holiday after all) and a few on the journey down. The ones I've picked will take us to some lovely locations with great views. (ok, that doesn't apply to the motorway ones)

Over the next few weeks I'll be preparing a log book with all the information we'll need because I don't anticipate using a computer while we are away.

I might even treat us to a new TB to take with us.


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2 comments:

    thelocaluk said...

    Another good part about planning is you don't have to get wet and muddy doing it ;)

  1. ... on 12 March 2010 at 01:36  
  2. Ugg said...

    Yes the planning is great fun.
    Have a good holiday :)

  3. ... on 18 March 2010 at 03:23