Geocaching is something that has been on our radar to try for a while, so we figured we’d squeeze it in before the weather got colder. We had no idea what we were getting into, as is often the case with Something Saturdays, so when we looked up the Geocaches located in St. John’s, we were surprised to say the least.
The location of our first Geocache was in an area that was covered by 6 inches of fallen leaves. While it was very picturesque, it threw off our searching. After looking for the Geocache for 10-15 minutes, we decided to give up and try the next one, assuming that we’d come back later to give it a second go.
We opened it up, signed the logbook and were on our way, after stopping for a quick snack break. The third Geocache we went for was also tough to find. Luckily we didn’t have to bushwhack to find this one though. This Geocache was contained in a pill bottle wrapped in nature-coloured tape for camouflage. Elizabeth spotted it, but it felt like the odds were stacked against us – who knew Geocaching was so hard?!
Despite our troubles, we had a lot of fun bushwhacking. We were a bit frustrated by the Geocaching process at times (and the damn buggers who hid the caches there in the first place), but we gave it a shot. Who knows, we may catch the Geocaching bug and go out for Round 2 sometime. We came out unscathed, minus a few scratches, but we did it!
We didn’t take a lot of pictures while we were out – we were more focused on safely climbing over fallen trees carrying a dog and staring at the woods until a Geocache came into focus, but here are a few that we did take: