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.
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.
And coming very soon is some new road trip locations. Should have posted this like a month ago. Oh well.
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!
Dear diary, here are the results of my lazy attempts of geocaching the past weeks.
– GC6HRAR – A place to meet
This one required some mean skills in Google maps to solve, despite beeing on the actual place to do some reconisance which I thought should be enough. Turned out it was not. However, after solving this one I saw that it was hidden at my old school but the timing to log it was not right due to the school beeing inhibited by hundreds of Gothia Cup kids. A week later the place was empty so me and Sofia could easily walk up and quite quickly find the cache and sign it.
-The Lord of the Rings-The beginning (MMT#24)
This was the first ever WhereIGo I ever tried. This was over a year ago. I didn’t fully understand what to do or how to do it at that time. But, feeling encouraged by the previous success with a WhereIGo I felt I should try a new one. So I kind of took off where I stopped last time and tried to continue but came to a halt. I think that was due to a technical issue with the app. So I restarted. There was a lot of walking back and forth but finally I was on the right track. So I picked up Sofias and we took a nice evening walk for the final stages. Finally at the last spot Sofia found the cache in less than a minute. Well done darling!
-10 lätta pussel
Having spent some days in Karlsborg area I grew restless and wanted to go out and find some geocaches. During the spring/early summer I’ve spent some time solving mystery caches in the area, mostly puzzels and got coordinates for a lot I thought there was some easy pickings. Me, Sofia and her brother got into the car and drove along road 49 doing some quick stops for mystery logging. Then we also found a quite nice letter box. I think I got a tick there as well.
And as of now, there hasn’t been any progress. I’m starting to think maybe I should abandon this quest for 100 non traditionals in a row, else I probably will continue in this slow pace. It doesn’t help much with having some solutions done when I never get around to log them. Specially not considering that several of them are not even in my home area but some 2-3 hours drive away.