All around Harvey’s room are images of Pirates and treasure chests as this 5 year old has always liked a good story about adventures on the high sea and the battle to find hidden gold.
There is something about a treasure hunt that brings out the child in me too. The adventure, the thrill of following clues, the buzz of finding the prize; Love it. Yeah, so I’m a 40 year old man but seriously I can’t be alone in my immaturity!
Over Easter the family and I took advantage of the nice weather and, thanks to an introduction by my sister, set off on our first family Geocache adventure. We thought that maybe we might have 10-20 caches around our neighbourhood so were totally blown away when we found that there were over a hundred hidden caches within a 10 mile radius of our front door. WOW over a hundred secret things to find. Over a hundred adventures and thrills to be had. Not sure who was going to wet themselves first me or Harvey!
A staggering 3 hours and 10k (just over 6.2 miles in old money) later we had four finds under our belt. Our first excursion into modern day GPS treasure hunting was a huge success. We are totally hooked, so hooked in fact that our second excursion will see us hiding our own caches around the grounds of DadTalk Towers aka Moggerhanger Park (MK44 3RW) over the next Bank Holiday weekend.
Other great side effects of Geocaching are 1) kids completely knackered so slept soundly and 2) after 6miles pizza has never tasted so sweet!
For more info on what Geocaching check out this site.