Today there was a quick event at a little square by the Victoria Breakwater today "GC57ANX - The Race is One!". It was hosted by all4fun! who arrived on the Norwegian Cruise Ship - The Pearl. This little pit stop for the ship happens to be on it's way home from visiting the Alaskan Inside Passage.
all4fun! had a mission in mind though, and the event played a role in this happening. There is a local cache called "Gordie Howe" #9 Challenge - GC53VZ6" that requires the finder to have found 9 cache types in single day in the Victoria area. A feat that not even I have tried yet, mostly because I have done all the Whereigo caches in Victoria and need them in order to do it. And since she only had 5 hours to do the requirement, she really had to put it into full gear. But let me get back to the story...
Since I had to work at 4pm I got all cleaned up and dressed up, and
headed out the door nice and early to come to this event. I luckily
found a parking spot really easily and headed over to the cafe to grab a
java before the event. With coffee in hand I wondered to event GZ and
met up in Juruu and his daughter Cleobug, and sophiavogt who were
already on site. After a bit of chatting the Event host arrived and we
signed the log and discovered and picked up trackables to move along.
With the event in full swing GeoGerriCam arrived, and shortly after so did Mr. Islandfinders.
Anyway, we all had a great time chatting it up and helping all4fun! come up with an action plan to complete the challenge. Mr. Islandfinders offered to help her get to the final to sign in advance, which is allowable on challenge caches. The only stipulation is that you don't log it on the geocaching website until you actually meet the requirements. So the event came to an end when they headed off to get the race going.
A big thanks to the event host for putting this on for us, it was a pleasure to meet you all4fun!
I hope you were able to do all the caches you needed to finish your challenge...
See you all again soon!