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When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:06:02 pm »
I first found out about Geocaching when I found Cotswold Olimpicks by wrighty. I found it by accident when I went on a walk around Chipping Campden with my cub group. When did you first find out about Geocaching?

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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 06:41:16 pm »
I was watching Country File when they used to have video diaries from viewers. Well, Simply Paul had sent in a video diary about geocaching :)

This was back at the start of 2005, Simply Paul is a lot slimmer now ::)
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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 06:46:32 pm »
Believe it or not, the first time I found out about caching was at Cotswold Olimpiks with my Scout troop. I was a new leader and I was shown it by my current Scout Leader

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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 06:51:17 pm »
A good idea for a thread  :) - and the same as WR, TJ  :o

Well, I still remember how I found out. I was on the trampoline with you, Wacky races, and you said that you had been for a walk the day before but took "longer as we were looking for something" and I asked what and he said "A Geocache". So he explained that they were these boxes with "toys" inside.

I went inside for lunch and laughed at the idea, I couldn't get over how ridiculous I thought it was  :D Going for a walk and finding boxes with old second hand toys?!

Then a week later we went on a walk around Ford, and invited Wacky races along. He kept on telling us about Geocaching and I realized it sounded quite fun. So on the way home, after a pub lunch, we stopped by the footpath entrance leading to "Hinchwick Valley 7". We logged the cache, and each placed an item in taking one out. I arrived home, and made my account, and have been caching since  ;D
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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2013, 04:24:10 pm »
I saw a post in an off topic part of a role play game forum I was part of. Someone had posted a message to give them suggestions of something to do whilst they would be away from our game on holiday for a while. Geocaching was suggested, but nothing more was said about it, so I did a Google on the suggestion and it kind of went from there.

A few days passed before I had a go at finding one. Used my better half's car satnav for the first couple, and then my interest really grew.

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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2013, 05:08:04 pm »
We first found out about geocaching when answering a ad in the local paper asking for volunteers to check on the condition etc of trig points in our local area.After visiting one we logged it  on the trig pointing web site where there was a grid with some icons displayed one of which said cache,wondered what it was so clicked on it and it took us to the cache page and was even more intrigued so went to look for it without a gps.After a search we did manage to find the cache and the rest as they say is history.

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Re: When did you first find out about Geocaching?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 10:40:58 pm »
Back in Jan last year a mate of mine mentioned it in the car up in Lincolnshire, and I thought it sounded good, but nothing happened from it.

Then in October, when with another friend, we were in Manchester and she said she just had to find a cache, I asked about it, she showed me all about it and the rest is history, 5 months later, soon be hitting 200 goal.

 


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