my friend Jane has been telling me about Geocaching for a while now. I thought it sounded interesting, but I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it enough to justify the purchase of a GPS unit. However, when Jane offered to loan me hers then I ran out of excuses and decided we should give it a try.
We set out on Saturday but it started to snow so we get cold feet and changed our mind, but this morning it was bright and sunny so we headed off again. We managed to find 2 caches and only got slightly lost (I decided we should head out off the path and threw the woods which would have been fine until we came up against a fence so we had to retrace our steps a little).
The excitement when Phil unearthed a little green tupperware box was real enough, and we excitedly swapped a plastic easter egg for a pink plastic clip (purpose unknown but Molly liked it because it was pink)
Once we’d found the first one, there was no stopping us and we set out for our 2nd destination undeterred by a little sleet or snow! Molly ended up finding this one, which was considerably easier to find considering there were no leaves on the trees and not a lot of hiding places around.
We signed the log book and declared ourselves grand adventurers! Then it was time to head back for a coffee. By the time we got back to the carpark we were frozen and normally we would have been a very grumpy family indeed, but we were so pleased with ourselves that everyone was in great spirits and is really excited to try another, only maybe without the snow this time!