We have a new exciting hobby to try 😍
I’ve been searching for a hobby to replace sea glassing for a few years, but it’s hard when transport is an issue & you’re a wheelchair user.
I really loved the excitement of sea glassing, but obviously it’s completely inaccessible. We really wanted to find a similar hobby; the criteria = free, outdoors, involves nature & exploring!
Well, I FINALLY FOUND IT!
I’d never heard of geocaching before (apparently I live under a rock?), but it sounded prefect!! I had doubts there would be any in our immediate area (there’s never *anything* near us, from taxis to attractions to medical specialists 😂) but as we’re on a main train line, there’s actually half a dozen within a 30 minute walkwheel!!
They’re everywhere, & we’re not restricted to a beach, so I think this is gonna be such an awesome hobby 😃
We were really excited to try it out, & today was our first attempt…we had so much fun! Although we only found 1.
2 were impossible (1 the fence it was attached to was knocked down by a car about a year ago & has since disappeared, & the other was across a road that had entirely flooded due to exceptionally high tide 😂).
That was basically awesome though, as we got to enjoy the flood…it only happens once or twice a year. .
Then the 4th was REALLY difficult (about 1/3 of people said they couldn’t find it) so we didn’t have a chance in hell, we had no idea what we were looking for 😂
And the last one, the most recent comments said it’d been moved/wasn’t there & we couldn’t find it either!
Shame as it was a trade cache & we’d brought a little toy to put in it 😃
But we’re so excited to learn more about it & get better at spotting them!
I’m still blown away with how many there are near us – we couldn’t get taxis to us until a few years ago, takeaways don’t deliver…but within a 10 mile radius there are loads of caches?! 😂