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As a kid I can remember how exciting it was finding random hidden boxes at places like Hound Tor and all over the Yorkshire moors. I loved opening the boxes and rummaging through the contents within. Then one day my sister sent me a text to tell me I can use my cellphone to do something called ‘Geocaching’.
At its most simple Geocaching is a process of finding hidden ‘things’ (caches), and transversely of hiding said caches. Find out more about Geocaching at the official website here - http://www.geocaching.com
It didn’t take me long to realise that I wanted to get involved, so after reading up on the rules I liberated an old plastic container from the kitchen and hey presto, I had made my first cache!
I placed some random bits and bobs in the box, and I’m hoping that over time people will trade with their own bits and bobs. The box is hidden in Ipswich (Suffolk, UK) and is very near somewhere I often go (so I can keep an eye on it and maintain it).
The photo shows the cache log book, a laminated explanation, a mouse ball, a skull stud, a pointy stud, a badge, a plectrum, a dice and a Jim’ll Fix It medal. I’m looking forward to seeing what it contains in the future.
If you want to locate 'Lawsie's first Geocache' you can find out where it is here - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8680fa5b-83c0-425d-8040-93e802521467
View my GeoCaching profile (number of finds etc) here - http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=c82ddf38-ec2d-4faf-a088-b2b3c10e087e
Update - 06/06/10
I have now hidden a second GeoCache - details of the imaginatively titled 'Lawsie's second Cache' can be seen here - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=405efff0-6cb8-4877-9796-a2cdba2d8c14
Update - 09/06/10
My third GeoCache hide is now live - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f9406f6d-f8fa-49ec-aa43-3d46c66cae29
Update - 09/10/10
The first three caches seem popular so I have hidden a forth. - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=2712d849-27c8-4a11-a9ab-7eb9dfcb85e1