Caching Way of Life August 2013
I haven’t posted any new items here in a long time. Why? Well could be we have been too busy caching.
So here is a bunch of stuff that comes to mind. I have a bad memory so I may be adding more later.
What an incredible MEGA. Lots of incredible things going on at the event. But incredible ideas don’t work if the team does not think each one through and ensure that every detail is taken care of. Bravo to a great hard working team. In addition to the main event, a number of well run side events were put on and were a great success. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED.
We were really looking forward to the event and headed to Freddy for 4 days of caching. The caching was great as usual there. We managed to grab a couple of caches that had stumped us on past visits. We had the pleasure of bumping into Opus Terra at a cache along the river. We had met him a couple of times in the past including a celebration for him at an event in Sherbrooke a few years ago. We had a nice chat. WE finished our weekend with a caching hike with chatelaine and herrminz in the woodlot.
- AUGUST SOUVENIRS
I felt this idea was kind of silly but of course we have decided to get a cache everyday. I have read a lot of negative comments about this but I also read comments from cachers who have never tried for a streak and who have decided to use this as an incentive to try one. Our grandson Jake spent three weeks with us, leaving last week, and we had him coming with us to get caches this month. he decided to put a caching app on his phone and has been caching at home.
We love caching on PEI and usually go a few times a year in spring and fall to avoid tourists and get good hotel rates. Because Jake was with us we decided to go there with him. We spent two days there, grabbing some tough caches in the Charlottetown area. We also went to a Dinner Theatre feast and went to see Evangeline at the Confederation Center. Jake had a great time and we treated him to Cow Ice cream twice. We bumped into mud in the face at a cache. Jake found a cache that they had missed and they tried to convince Jake to spend the weekend caching with them.
Jake went home last week, so this past weekend we decided to go back to PEI for 4 days of caching and a show at the Victoria Playhouse. We consider these caching trips to be mini vacations. So we like to get good numbers but we also like to stop before supper time and enjoy a nice meal, and relax in the evening. We really enjoyed our meals at PEDROS ISLAND EATERY in Cornwall, which was formerly Maggies restaurant. The meals we incredible, with lots of islands veggies and innovative ideas.
Here are the basic logs for each of the 4 days there. I may have added a little more information.
Day 1 of our latest PEI caching trip. A few park and grabs. We spent most of the day on foot hiking to caches on trails and RDR’s, as we wish to be ready for a big hiking trip in late September. We had the pleasure of bumping into CoveSC at a cache.
We finished our day at the Victoria Playhouse where we were incredibly entertained at an amazing show called Top Hats and Tales. Highly recommended.
Got up early this morning despite going to that great Top Hat & Tales show in Victoria last night. Decided to bike two of the sections of the CT that we still had remaining (near St Peters and near Souris). A total of 43 caches biking 4 hours on the CT and a handful of other caches to bring us over 50.
Was a great day for caching. Thanks to all the cache hiders
Our plan today was to do a section of the CT in Brudenell/Montague area. But on our way we came to the CTU caches that cross Highway 3. We noticed that the trail to the north of the highway has been completed and we enjoyed biking the new trail from caches CTU 067 to CTU 096. Perhaps the cache names should be changed to CT. A few caches were missing likely because the trees were cut when the trail was completed.
We then biked the trail south of the highway. That section is not completed but is in great shape. We thoroughly enjoyed this section with the heavily wooded areas and lots of shade. We went from caches CTU 066 to CTU 041. Total of 5 hours biking today.
We finished our day with a few park and grabs for a total of 60
We were heading home today. a little tired after long hours of bike caching over the last 2 days. We decided to do some hiking and get some of the NEW Brookvale Provincial Park series.
It was quite a workout. The area is covered with a winding system of many interconnecting main trails and mountain bike trails. We could have taken the long routes and followed the trails to the caches. But rather than follow the winding trails to the caches, we often bushwacked in a straight line through thick woods, getting scratched by dead branches and raspberry bushes, and then trudging through fields of long grasses. A wonderful and tiring 4 hour adventure to grab a few geocaches. Thanks for making our day. Total of about 35 caches for the day.
FUTURE CACHING PLANS
We try to incorporate geocaching into everything that we do. Our son will be visiting family in Ottawa at the end of the month, so we want to be there. Our grandson Ben and family will be meeting up with his girlfriend and family in Florida in mid September, so we want to be there. We also have a 10 day hiking trip on the Appalachian trail in GA at the end of September.
So we will leave soon for a few days of biking and caching through QC on our way to Ottawa. In early September we leave Ottawa, taking 10 days to cache on our way to FL, adding a couple of US States to our souvenirs. We then plan on ding some caching while hiking in GA. We will then pick up our bikes in Ottawa and do more caching on the way home.
The caching way of life is great.