Wednesday, 27 January 2016

500 finds!

We chalked up another milestone today - our 500th geocache find!

It's been around 18 months since our 400th find.  (On checking geocaching stats, our longest slump was from April to September last year, when obviously all our efforts were spent on culling/packing)!

Vaughan recently commented that we never meet any other cachers when out. Very soon after that, Nick and I were chatting to guy who spoke of geocaching and recommended a cache in a forest local(ish) to us.

Given the special nature of the cache, we decided to save it for our 500th find.

At that stage our tally was 450, so over the past couple of weeks we've exerted ourselves to find the extra 50.  It's been good school holiday entertainment and involved several fairly energetic 3-plus kilometre bushwalks.

Term 1 starts tomorrow, so our holiday finale was today.  It was a fantastic adventure - driving along skinny, steep forest tracks before scrambling downhill (on foot) to explore an abandoned gold mine and log our 500th find!