I must admit that geocaching strikes me the same way that sailboat racing did when I first saw it from shore: "Why on earth would anyone want to spend their time doing that?"
I like the woods, I can run bearings...but geocaching? Enter location, follow bearing, find ten-foot position circle...and now what? Rummage around in the leaves and bushes to see what someone stowed there? As if I'm a DEA agent doing a drug search?
Eh, na, just has no appeal to me. I'd rather keep hiking. Geocaching, like golf, just doesn't grab me. Aimless hiking and meandering, much more to my liking. (G)
08-03-2011 05:40 PM
Every now and then I think about keeping a cache on our boat so people will have to use SPOT or something to find it.
08-03-2011 05:29 PM
We found a geocache that someone had created on Suwarrow in the Cook Islands a few weeks ago. That was very cool since the only way to get to Suwarrow is by boat (and effectively that means by cruising yacht - about 100 boats a year go there. Quite a few people had found the cache and signed the logbook.
08-03-2011 01:49 PM
This sounds like fun!
How far away can the courses be? The instructions say that there cannot be more than one in Annapolis, but if we submitted one north of the bridge closer to Rock Hall, is that far enough away from Annapolis?
I'm going to bring this up at my sail club. Maybe it'll help revive the racing on Blue Marsh Lake.
08-03-2011 01:36 PM
We invented something similar to that called the Global Regatta, where you race around a GPS fixed course (either 5nm or 10nm) on your body of water, racing against others around the US running the same distance courses on their bodies of water.