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Geocaching
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We came across this mobile app called Geocaching which is amazing fun if you are into adventure and like to spend time outside.  It takes you to the interesting places.  

1. you need to create an account online or through the Geocaching® app to view a map of geocaches near you
2. use the app to navigate to a geocache nearby, don’t forget to bring a pen
3. once you find the geocache, sign and date the logbook, place the geocache back where you found it and log your experience online

You can leave a little things in the existing caches (small toys, pencil, pen, little stickers...). You can as well create and place a new cache in your chosen place and log it in the app.

There is 200+ caches in Fuerteventura, however there are some caches which you can unlock only with Geocaching Premium (£4.36 per month or £23.07 yearly).

           

You can download Geocaching app from Google Play (Android) or Apple Store (iPhone).



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Hi Mia

I agree, it's an interesting pastime. We were introduced to it 14 years ago, in New Zealand. I have left a cache very close to Castelnaudary.
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(12-02-2019, 08:41 PM)MLA Wrote: Hi Mia

I agree, it's an interesting pastime. We were introduced to it 14 years ago, in New Zealand. I have left a cache very close to Castelnaudary.

Waau is that how long it has been running for? There must be thousands and thousands of caches all over the world.
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(12-02-2019, 08:41 PM)MLA Wrote: Hi Mia

I agree, it's an interesting pastime. We were introduced to it 14 years ago, in New Zealand. I have left a cache very close to Castelnaudary.

Just a quick question MLA. How do you maintain the cache? Confused Confused Big Grin
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I maintained a cache in central London on behalf of a friend for several years, 2006-2008, while they were posted abroad in the military. I used to check it once a week making sure the notebook was there, a pencil, and the tokens that people could take. Also checking it was in it's proper place! It was pure coincidence that I was assigned that area with my work at the same time my friend went abroad. If anyone's looking in the Billingsgate area it might still be there!
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We have been geocaching since 2006 and have done them on every holiday we have been on with the children.  As it is done using coordinates a gps of some form is needed or a phone that is getting reception.  

Always take something small to replace with something you take from the cache.  Think marble sized.  A non-geocacher who comes across a Geocache is called a "muggle".
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I am hoping they are still looked after by our friends living there. I haven't actively been geocaching for a few years now. Maybe it's time to dig out my 60csx.
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(13-02-2019, 08:39 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: ...Think marble sized...
Very important.  Thumbs Up

(13-02-2019, 08:39 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: We have been geocaching since 2006 and have done them on every holiday we have been on with the children...

Have you done some exiting in Fuerteventura? Wanted to check the cache that is at the highest peak of the Gran Walle - Cofete walk. The view was breathtaking and made us to forget all about Geocaching. Big Grin  Now we at least have an excuse to go back there again.

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(13-02-2019, 08:46 AM)MLA Wrote: I am hoping they are still looked after by our friends living there. I haven't actively been geocaching for a few years now. Maybe it's time to dig out my 60csx.

Great time to come back to this hobby in place like Fuerteventura. Using 60csx could be fun but the app in your phone will make things much easier.
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(13-02-2019, 08:39 AM)Perrypower1 Wrote: ...A non-geocacher who comes across a Geocache is called a "muggle".

Some caches have items that can be moved from cache to cache. These are generally called Travel Bugs or Hitchhikers.

A travel bug (TB), or a Geocoin are examples of trackable items. The aim of the game is to travel as far as possible around the world. A hitch-hiker does not have to be a trackable item, it might be a simple toy with a log sheet that requests to travel the world, and might ask the placer to send a photo at each location to a given e-mail address.
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