I am adding a new dimension to my travels - Geocaching!
As you might have noticed I am not doing too well with my GPS. I have said on several occasions that the surest way to get lost on a trip is to rely on a GPS.
Well, since I am sponsored by Garmin and T4A I owe it to these guys to make sure I can use this devise and use it well. I am told that one of the ways to learn how to use a GPS well (even to a micro level) is to go "Geocaching".
What is "Geocaching"?
Well, according to http://www.geocaching.com:
Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache.
Basically it's people using military hardware to find Tupperware containers.
With this hobby I have so much to learn. It's not only the finer workings of the GPS (at this stage that seems to be the easy part... ) but also the lingo, the rules, the etiquette.
While on my quest to learn more about GPS's and Geocaches I will document my finds here. Active Geocachers please take note that these posts will most likely contain spoilers. What can I say? I am learning as I go along...
Caching in the Wilderness area
Caching in the Glentana / MosselBay area
The First Geocaching Ride
Pay your Way
A Century Old Wreck