Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Once Every Four Years!

There are many things that the Leap Year are celebrated for. Some believe that it is the only day of the year that the female in the relationship can propose to their man, while others just celebrate it in a simplistic manner. But us cachers see it as the elusive 366th day of caching, and since that day is here why not celebrate with a geocaching event.

This is exactly what AnnieMaroo did, and while it was a short event it was a blast. It is nice to get together no matter the length of time, to discuss tricky caches, to just see one another, or to plan grand adventures to come. So thanks a ton AnnieMaroo for yet again a great event. And to everyone that came, it was great to see you again!

Friday, 10 February 2012

100 Days of Caching Completed!

Well we can definitely say "Achievement Unlocked" on this one. We The GO! Team have completed our statistical goal of 100 straight days of caching on February 10th, 2012! The cache was "GCYH9Y - Trick or Tweet" by Sole Seeker. It is a very cute cache, a type we had heard of but never seen before.

The road to 100 straight days of caching was fun for the most part, but towards the end started to feel like a chore. I think if we had tried this back when we began caching it would have been fun until the end, since back then we had not blanketed the city with finds yet. But in order to complete this goal now it required doing only one a day, and doing only one is not as much fun as doing many.

We are very glad to have completed this, and will move forward and try to expand on the running streak. But I am not sure how much further we can really go with it.

Thanks to everyone out there for your geocache hides! Without you our challenge would not have been possible!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

GCGV Track Me Wrap Up Event

Today was the wrap up event for the trackable race that started last december by the folks that head up GCGV (Geocaching Greater Victoria). A whole bunch of trackables were sent off to Australia to travel (hopefully) around the world on a quest for points, and both Just Leafy and I had a trackable in this race.
This event was held at Serious Coffee out on the Old Island Highway, which is a location used quite a bit for cacheing events. I have to add here that if you are not a fan of coffee (and don't get me wrong I love coffee myself), make sure to get yourself an americano. These folks have this down to a science.

Normally this kind of event would have tons of people gathered at it, but because it was Super Bowl Sunday the attendance was less than spectacular. But a few stalwart souls still showed up to hear the results.
With all the winners announced there was one more prize to give out. And that prize went to Just Leafy. The poor girl was in dead last the whole way through, this was because her Travel Bug went missing right away.

The cacher in Australia that picked it up did not log that they had it. It then got placed in a cache somewhere and it never got logged that it was there. And while the year ticked by, it stayed in the archived event's inventory. Finally after giving up on it and moving it to lost status on January 19, 2012, it was finally found in New South Wales and picked up by someone the very next day on January 20, 2012. For this she won a nice book about caching!

Thanks GCGV for another fun event!
It was awesome to see everyone again, we had a great time!!