Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Sidney By The Sea

We had been planning with Stellalabella for months to get out at enjoy a day of caching in the Sidney and Lands End area.  An on March 23rd, 2011 we made the day happen. And what a great day it was.  On our end Just Leafy and I made our largest find day at that time of 30 finds total, while Stellalabella had a little less because they had found a few of them before. 

Anyway, we headed out from Stellabella's at a nice early hour and got to work.  We didn't really have a start spot planned, so we were throwing out ideas left right and center until we decided to start at Lands End working back towards home.

We were just knocking them off, find after find after find, and all the while talking about past finds and reminiscing about amazing caches we had seen and such.   And cute little Stella the geopuppy was keeping us all entertained, especially Just Leafy.

Regardless of all have fantastic snacks and lunches to eat while out in the field, we eventually ran out of fuel and had to start discussing dinner.  And bless their hearts, Stellalabella bought fish at the Sidney pier and took us back to their place and made a fantastic feast.  And all the while we chatted away about life, and relationships and future plans in caching.

What an amazing day!!!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Paulboy and The GO! Team Terrorize Brentwood Bay!

March 20th, 2011 The GO! Team hooked up with Paulboy from Ladysmith, and busted up Brentwood Bay.  What a great day this was!  Anyone who has met Paulboy or cached with him knows how much of a hoot this can be.  We were just tearing it up all day, quipping jokes of all kinds, and just being crazy cachers.  Really there is not much more to say other than that.  But all in all we had a great day!!!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

HAG 7 Wrap Up And Running Around In The Bushes At Night

Yearly the folks at hold the Hide And Go Cache event (or HAG) that marks a month of great new caches hidden with a theme in mind and a chance to win some fun and goofy awards.  This usually begins in February and goes until March.  And this particular year the HAG is seven years old, so the theme was the number seven.  And we have to say that there was some pretty cool caches that were made.  While my doorstep cache GC2M8ZX - This Alder has an Olympic View wasn't really anything to brag about, I did happen to have the most embarrassing moment happen to me (I got soaking wet) at one of Mikey_C123's caches called The Backlot.  This in turn combined with my log for the cache won me the "Best Log" trophy at the wind up event.  You can read about my crazy embarrassing moment by CLICKING HERE.

So anyway we all gathered for the event at the 6 Mile Pub, and the merriment began.  The food and drinks flowed to the tables, new alliances and friendships with new and old cachers were forged.  And then the time for the awards and trophies to be handed out came.  Anyway you have already read about my trophy above so I guess I really don't have to say much more about that.

So once all that was done everyone that remained wandered about talking and planning, and that's when news reached my ears that a group of people were planning to do a night cache at Royal Roads.   This cache happened to be GC2MP29 - Royal Sevens by The A-Team.  So needing to kill a bit of time until the gather together time, alyseluvsmike, ourselves and cacheandshoot went up to Crossroads Pub up at Colwood Corners.  There we talked about caching, and The Big Bang Theory and much much more.  And then sooner than you can blink it was time to gather at the starting point.

The whole lot of us (cacheandshoot, Just Leafy, ShadowcasterCDN, zoeseadog, JoPo2010, alyseluvsmike, kiwibirdman, Let's Eat Chocolate, Stellalabella) gathered together inside the ground, and headed into the woods following the tiny reflectors placed on the trees.  We had a blast, some of us getting to know each other for the very first time.  M of alyseluvsmike had his eyes in good form that night as he spied the tacks sometimes long before us with the flashlights did.  And winding our way through the trees we finally got to the cache.  I can't remember who made the find, but I wish I could.

Anyway it all turned out to be a very fun geocaching day, but then again what geocaching day isn't!?