Archive for August, 2008

The CADS Meet And Greet IIAug 21, 2008

The Chebucto Adventure and Dining Society had their 2nd Meet and Eat event last night which we, and over 30 other Geocachers, were happy to attend. It was another great evening of getting together with other Geocachers, friends old and new. This one was held at the Boston Pizza location in Lower Sackville, NS, just 30 minutes from our home.

The CADS Meet And Greet II

We really enjoy these get-togethers. As you know, we enjoy Geocaching mostly because it brings us to places we wouldn’t normally go and experience things we normally wouldn’t. Well, this holds true with these Meet And Eats as well. It gives us a chance to put faces to names, have a few laughs and meet new friends, like 2Crows, vege, Caching Kiddo and Poppy Le Pew! :)

Speaking of vege, she celebrated her 3000 find with the event. She is now the only individual female cacher in the Atlantic Provinces to hit this mark! Kudos! Kudos! Kudos!

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08/17/08 – This Week In GeocachingAug 17, 2008

Let’s start this week’s news off with an interesting article on Groundspeak that gives a little more background on the “social experiment turned into a small phenomenon” that we call Geocaching. Read more here.

There were more Geocachers in the news this past week. This time it’s Chuck and Karen Short (aka BlackJeep1989) from Southern Illinois. Read more about Chuck and Karen here.

We link to Tourism related websites in the Geocaching Online Directory which lists sites that offer both Geocaching and tourism for a particular area. This week we came across a slightly different offering. This one promotes modern art! ArtQuest offers the
coordinates of eleven original art sculptures installed throughout the Upper Catskills at eleven different family attractions. Here’s the article here.

Friends of the Bruce Grey Trail Network has partnered with the Grey Bruce Partners in Health, the Grey Bruce Health Unit and the Bruce and Grey County Library systems to offer free use of GPSr’s in an attempt to get families off the coach and into the outdoors. More here.

And finally, do you ever wonder why there’s recognition given for Geocaching finds and not for hides? Well, if you do you are not alone! Check out Hedge’s Ramblinz for his take on this.

These were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.

Keep on cachin’!

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A Bit Of Geocaching In Stanley ParkAug 12, 2008

On the return trip from GeoWoodstock in June we made a stopover in British Columbia. Because it was enroute, it was a great chance to do some Geocaching in Canada’s most western province. We were there last September and obviously couldn’t wait to get back. Our first stop was caching at Stanley Park in Vancouver.

From Sacramento we flew into Vancouver early in the morning and after checking into the hotel we headed off to Stanley Park. The 1000 acre park is located close to the city’s downtown and offers visitors walking trails, beautiful views and wildlife, all in a surrounding forest of cedar, hemlock and fir trees. There are also quite a few statues and monuments in the park. The one below is of Lord Stanley, who was Governor General of Canada in 1888 when the park was officially opened.

A Bit Of Geocaching In Stanley Park

We never got the chance to visit the park on our last visit to the city in the fall of 2006, just a few months before a windstorm devastated parts of the park. We were happy to see, at least where we were, that there was little remnants of the storm. The park looked great, but more on that later!

Since it was early and we were hungry we decided that our first stop should be for a bite to eat. Our hotel was located near the bottom of Granville Street so we walked to the waterfront and caught an Aquabus, a water taxi, over to Granville Island. The water taxis run quite frequently connecting various ports. They are very convenient and rather cool to be on.

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08/10/08 – This Week In GeocachingAug 10, 2008

Another seven days goes quickly by and it’s time to take a moment and have a look at a few things that went on in the Geocaching world this past week:

It seems that in addition to announcing to thieves that you have a GPS unit by mounting it on your car windshield you may also be opening yourself up for a $100. fine if you live in California and Minnesota where it is illegal to mount anything on your cars windshield. However, there are now bills in motion to exempt GPSs from this law. Here’s more on this from the LA Times.

Geocachers in Zanesville, Ohio paid tribute to military personnel who have been killed since 2001. The event featured a potluck lunch followed by a ceremony recognizing 21 fallen Ohio military personnel. Click here for more.

And there are more Geocachers in the news this week! This time it’s Cacheka (aka Kathy Sarafino) of Sebastian, Florida. She is a member of the Spacecoast Geocachers Association and in addition to Geocaching Cacheka and her husband Bob are avid Rvers too. Read more about her here.

On a different note, apparently a group of travellers had a vacation from hell when their GPS led them astray and left them stranded on the edge of a cliff. You can read more about their harrowing experience here and here.

In a related story our friends, the Northwoods GeoCats, recently posted an article about the need for a bit of common sense when reading GPSr directions, as well a great example why you cannot rely 100% on these units. Check it out here.

And speaking of friends, it was nice to hear that Hick from Geocaching With Hick@Heart is still alive and kickin’! No need to send out the search party now. :)

These were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.

Keep on cachin’!

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