I mapped out the ones in Cozumel but did an excursion instead. I hope to hit one or two when we return in August since the return visit will to sightsee and shop. I also hope to hit Grand Cayman also since I keep telling myself no snorkeling; sightsee only.
I've been kinda quiet lately on caching since I've turned to a focus of recipe contesting. I love the game though!!!! Now that it is Spring, time to start caching again and placing a few.
My favorite cache I've placed is "Got Batteries?". My favorite cache I've found is the Myrtle Beach welcome center travel bug hotel.
My cousin loves to do geocaching. It is a game where you look for a little case that someone else has hidden with something small in it. The goal is to use the coordinates (sp) given and find the hidden treasure. People hide these things all over the world. Once you find one, you usually sign a little slip of paper or note that you have found it. Then you leave it for others to find. It's a bit more complex than that. My cousin took me on a search for a few around here when he visited. It was kind of fun, but a lot of work for a look at a little treasure.
We use mutlimillion dollar military satelites to find tupperware containersin the woods around the world.
And the layman's terms....
You create an account on a website, which I don't think i'm permitted to say here publiclly. Buy yourself a handheld GPS unit, enter the coordinates of the longitude and latitude of the location from the website, and then follow the GPS to the "cache". Inside you will find any variety of things, from trinkets to some intriging things. You can also find "Travel Bugs" which you remove from that cache, log it, and move it to another cache somewhere else. It could be 1 mile away to 1000 miles away. And your bug accumulates frequent travel miles and some have gone 20, 30, 50 thousand miles around the world.
There are approx. 782,581 caches around the WORLD....
There are approx 74,563 account holders just on this one website.
You wouldn't believe where some of these "caches" are hidden...probably right under the park bench seat you might be sitting at on vacation or your local park.
The fun of it is the HUNT, not really the things inside the cache. And to see some of the creative designs for caches people have come up with.
Some ARE in tupperware containers, some are in tree stumps, magnetized to bench seats. Look at the website and look at pictures of some of them and they are very cool.
Well I hope I explained Geocaching enough, but if not, let me know. PM me if you want to know the website or let me know if I am allowed to post it here.
So many people would be suprised on what is hidden right under their noses if they knew what geocaching is.
Parking lots, local parks, cemetary, rest stops, visitors centers, the list goes on.
Next time you see a parking light skirt, a bird house, nicely piled stack of branches, a newspaper box.............you never know what may be hidden.
Not all are having to find a container, some are virtual or webcam spots to visit. For example, in Key West, a picture/virtual cache for the southern most point. Take a picture of yourself there and post it. It is a fun game to get yourself and family out of the house to learn interesting facts about your own community, the philosophy of cache in trash out - come to cache but if you see trash please take it out.