Archive for October, 2008

Local Geocachers Meet At Pilot’s PubOct 15, 2008

The Chebucto Adventure and Dining Society (CADS) met again tonight for another great outing! This time we met at Pilot’s Pub, on Atlantic St. in Dartmouth.

Pilot’s Pub offers a menu of traditional pub fare. It is located overlooking Halifax Harbour and offered us a spectacular sunset with the city of Halifax in the forefront. This alone was worth the visit!

Local Geocachers Meet At Pilot

There were well over 20 local Geocachers, members of the ACGA, and their children in attendance and everyone had a great time chatting and eating. We can only say that the meals served looked good and from the smiles it appeared that everyone enjoyed them. Because of our schedule today we opted to just have dessert and tea, a habit that we could quickly get into!

Here are a couple of photos of the happy cachers:


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Geocaching With Your iPhone Available!Oct 12, 2008

Geocaching with your iPhone has arrived! We mentioned a couple of weeks ago in our 09/28/08 – Geocaching In The News post that Groundspeak had a new application coming that would allow you to Geocache with your iPhone and it is now available!

What’s cool about this application is that it will allow real-time, direct access to GC’s database of Geocaches and shows details such as description, hints, recent logs, trackable item lookups and full navigation capability. You can also geocode addresses, search or look up a cache by it’s GC code.

Geocaching With Your iPhone

Your iPhone 3G uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi positioning and cell towers to determine your approximate location then the application queries the GC database in real-time and provides a list of Geocaches near you.

Just think about it – no more downloading, no more preparing, you just cache anytime from wherever you are! This is way too cool!

For more info on Groundspeak’s Geocaching iPhone Application please click here.

Keep on cachin’!

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10/05/08 – Geocaching In The NewsOct 05, 2008

It was bit of a slow week for Geocaching in the news this week but still we were able to find several interesting articles:

Fifth graders at Brandon Elementary school in North Dakota are learning about Geocaching in their computer class. You can read more here.

Cachers in the news this week include Brian Swartling from Winowna, Minnisota. He is featured in this article here.

Katherine Lanzer from Seacoast Online writes an excellent article on Geocaching and gets hooked! You can read it here.

Though not mentioned by name, our blogger friend Elin Carlson from over at EMC of Northridge, CA has a small reference in this article here.

And finally, in case you missed our last post, a challenge was made by PJ over at the HooHaa Blog to a few Geocaching bloggers for a Travel Bug race. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any worthy competition yet. :)

And that’s the way we saw this week in Geocaching! Seriously, these were a few interesting Geocaching related news articles that we came across this week that we wanted to share.

Oh, btw, you can always find more weekly Geocaching news here and here.

Keep on cachin’!

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The Travel Bug GeoChallengeOct 04, 2008

Well, the gauntlet has been thrown, and the challenge has been accepted! We’re not about to allow some trash-talkin’, cache bloggin’ photog think, or even dream, that he can beat us at a race! We come from a long line of Travel Bug racers and we’ve got Travel Bug racin’ in our blood!

To bring you up to speed on The Travel Bug GeoChallenge (yes, the pun was intended), we, and a few other Geocaching bloggers, have been challenged by P.J. from over at the HooHaa Blog to a Travel Bug race. The winner of the race (that will be us!) will be determined by which Travel Bug travels the most distance in this year long race.

The Travel Bug GeoChallenge

In addition to ourselves and the L’il HooHaa, Kiss My Cache, Hick@Heart, HeadHardHat, EMC, the Geocats, Gunny’s Cache and late entry TripCyclone have taken up the challenge.

Obviously, we would have enjoyed having a bit of competition but at least we’ll have a few laughs as we watch them eat our dust! And apparently there are a few more that have been challenged but there has been no sign of them yet. We think that they are just too chicken to come forward, especially since they found out we were in the race!

Enuff for now, we’ll keep you posted as the challenge unfolds.

Keep on cachin’!

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