Geocaching

Summer plans

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First summer in our new house. We have a few projects that we want to do so there will be on fancy trips this year. But however, there are things we can do, like roadtrips and small excursions to interesting places. Some of those are located in and around Gothenburg, while others are located a bit further away. I hope this will give some inspiration for places to go and see while in either Sweden in general or Gothenburg in particular.

And I can always do some geocaching of course! Improving my find stats, like trying to find one for each calender day, or finding more difficult ones both in hiding and terrain. And of course trying to find more than just traditionals. Starting in late May, I’ve so far found (with a few honorable mentions):

13 – GC66CJ0 Amaranthes Eventcache 3 – I höstlig dräkt which I found in a somewhat magical location. Signing the log proved to be a challange as well.

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2 – GC7B6PB The face at the central station in Copenhagen (celebrating my father in laws 70th birthday. Not much time for geocaching here but this was found while waiting for the train home. This was a very nice, and definatly odd thing to find in a place such as a central station.

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And coming very soon is some new road trip locations. Should have posted this like a month ago. Oh well.

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Tally so far

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Okay, here is the tally so far. I think the challenge of finding 100 non traditionals in a row kind of ruined geocaching for me. I prefer it to be something casual but now it became totally non-casual so I’ve decided to abandon this quest for glory. Yes, I admit to being not 100% devoted to the quest either. And now that the cold and snow has hit Gothenburg I see the chances of me going out geocaching decreases with each grade below 0.

But at least it made me try some new chaches and I got me some new experience. I will most likely get back to geocachig in the spring when the weather is nice and I can take my daughter out in the trolley. I guess that is a good reason to fiddle around in the bushes!

Below is the tally. Turned out to be 34, so I managed to do a tad bit more than a 3rd of the amount. Not to shabby after all!

 – 3
 – 8
 – 1
 – 1
 – 5
 – 14
 – 2

  = 34

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My first letterbox was found today!

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Sofia went to a birthday brunch with for her friend and I went out geocaching. First I made a try to find a mystery that I solved some time ago but it was quite busy around the place where it was hidden so I decided to stop searching for it for now. I’ll come back later!

I decided to try to find another mystery that I had solved earlier this month with the help of a colleague. On my way there I took a wrong turn ended up in Biskopsgårdens Industriområde. I just happend to remember that there was a letterbox cache in the area and I had never found or logged one before so I thought to myself, why not. So I activated c:geo and found out that I was only about 50 meters from it. Pushing through the swampy terrain and a huge spider web and I was on the spot. Almost. Both my GPS and c:geo threw me off the target about 10 meters but I found it after a short while.

I don’t have a stamp or a book to put stamps in, I think I can do without that since I’m not that dedicated. Anyhow, after signing the book ad putting the stash back I continued towards the other solved mystery cache. Upon arriving to Wieselgrensplatsen and parking the car the hunt begun. It didn’t take long to find it, it was an easy rating on terrain and hiding. The mystery itself I got help with solving by my colleage who is a fan of the football team GAIS.

After logging a soggy logbook I noticed there was a dry one also. Bummer, but it’s okay. I’ll look for a dry one next time. Or not.

Then I went into town and stopped at Ekostore and bought some grousseries and then I went to pick up Sofia and surprised her with a trip to Gunnebo Slott. After having walked around there for a while we sat down and had a coffee in the sun at the cafeteria. Sometimes life is good. Links to the caches below.

 

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