Sunday 29 January 2006

GCR3GB - Altrincham, UK

This one was near home (UK home, that is) and where I took Mum and Dad on their first geocaching outing.

Mum was very proud to find the cache, and to celebrate, took the Tarka the Otter DVD we found there, which we replaced by some pens. ( I watched the DVD some months later - it's just as much of a tearjerker as I remembered!)

Friday 20 January 2006

GCG0PA - Shetland, UK

Visiting Shetland, we went to find this cache on Jen's birthday. A slightly drizzly day (what can you expect from Shetland in January), but fun nonetheless and we enjoyed the scramble.

Rereading the log of my visit, I realise that we promised one of Jen's poems... maybe we can revisit on my next trip!

(We had a quick look for another cache GCRRQE 2 days later on the way to the airport, but the pouring rain and lack of time defeated us)

Sunday 15 January 2006

GCMGGK - Madrid, Spain

I came to Madrid in an attempt to escape the dreary January weather, only to find that it travelled with me.

After the success of my first Geocache, I set out on a hunt for my second - a multi-cache, which took me on a small walk between a number of monuments - certainly a nice way of discovering some parts of the city which I might otherwise not have visited. Having found it, I must admit that I passed much of the rest of the afternoon travelling from tapas bar to tapas bar, where at least I could stay a little warmer!

Since I'm writing this two years on, it's sad to report that neither of these two caches is still active.

GC3735 - Madrid, Spain

Cache Description

It may only have been a coin, cunningly hidden in the base of a statue, but this was my first ever geocache!