Geocaching

I’ve spent the last 3 weeks really sick with the flu which turned into bronchitis. I just finished my second round of antibiotics and still have a bad cough. While sick I was thinking about ways to get outside and get exercise and fresh air this spring, summer and fall and even the coming winter months and I thought “what about geocaching?”. What a great idea!

What is geocaching you might ask? To be honest I’d heard of it but really didn’t know much. So, here is a video from geocaching.com to explain:

Seems pretty fun and a good way to get out and get moving. I can’t wait for us to start. I plan for us to start with a few geocaches that are really close to my home in Cornwallis Park and up a few roads within walking distance and then go from there. I’m hoping to do a few over the next few weeks close by to get started.

I think it will be a great way to get some fresh air, enjoy the spring weather which has turned really sunny and nice and get hiking. I can’t wait to learn more. I noticed there is a facebook group for Nova Scotia and I am sure there are other people in my area. I would love to go to an event as well so we can meet some new people or perhaps even reconnect with some people from my high school days.

I’m so excited! I plan to blog about it a bit more and maybe even if it’s something we really enjoy I might create a blog specifically for it down the road!

6 thoughts on “Geocaching

  1. Geocaching has always intrigued me. I helped a coworker during a work trip try to find some in the woods so he could complete areas. He had like a travel makeup bag that had all of his gear in it, checklist, pens, pencils, etc. It was pretty amusing. Last time I checked, he almost had all of the state of Alaska and part of Washington. He also had a group he was a part of, like there are chapters or something so that you could go geocaching with others, similar to your facebook group, but on a specific website, the url escapes me right now though.

    1. It’s always intrigued me too. I hear about it all the time and know people who go geocaching but I just have never tried it myself. I am going to go to the dollar store and put a bag together with pens, pensils, little trinkets and things. Seems around here a lot of people get things from the dollar store. I can’t wait for us to get started. I think my husband is as excited as I am. The weather took a turn for the worse today and I’ve been struggling with a really bad chest infection so I will have to give it another week or so maybe. I really wanted to start tomorrow

  2. Geocaching sounds like a fun activity, but then someone must have started to add those little boxes here and there? Anyway it would never work over here with such bad phone coverage out in the rural areas!

    1. I think it will be fun! I just have to wait a bit longer till my cough clears up a bit more. I looked it up, there are actually tons of geocaches in Ireland. Most hardcore geocachers tend to use handheld GPS units along with their phones I think. I know here in NS there are lots of areas with really bad phone coverage as well. I plan eventually to buy one but for now, we are just going to start with some easy caches we can get using our phones. I don’t have a lot of data so I have to be careful of that too.

  3. That sounds so neat!! I should try this with my son. I’m diabetic as well so it would be a nice excuse to get outside in the fresh air and walk around.

    1. You should try it! It’s so much fun. I bet your son would love it. My cousin’s 10-year-old son loves it and they’ve been doing it since he was about 4. It is a good excuse to get out, get some fresh air and get some exercise.

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