My son and I had a wee adventure this morning on the north coast of Northern Ireland. Armed only with the Geocache app on my iPhone and a very enthusiastic 10 year old, we headed out for a spot of Geocaching.
If you aren’t familiar with it, Geocaching is a sort of treasure hunt challenge.
Some of the “caches” (what you are looking for) are so tiny that all they contain is a little strip of paper for you to write the date of your visit and your Geocache username. Others are like a small lunch box and contain a notebook, pen, and a few “swaps” which my son loved, he added a small toy or a few marbles in exchange for another small toy! He also really enjoyed being “stealth-like” so as not to draw attention to what we were doing to general members of the public – all part of the fun!
We managed to locate 8 geocaches in around 4 hours, stopping of for lunch in Ballycastle.
Of course I took a photo or two on my iPhone – it was a glorious day for an adventure…it included stunning views, vanishing lakes, 16th century friary, and a lovely riverside walk I never knew exisited!
As well as stopping off at some familiar parts of the north coast, we did discover a few new places too, and at each stop we had a wee explore about as well as looking for the treasure using the clues given.
Have you ever tried Geocaching? Let me know!