I have to say it’s been a lovely week, albeit quite tiring and I’m finding it very difficult to comprehend the fact that it’s already Thursday. Last Saturday I went geocaching with Siobhan. We decided to do some of the easy caches along the DART line and headed for Kiliney, south of Dublin. We then walked to Dalkey taking in coastline and train tracks and Bono’s house and many other fabulously wealthy houses along the way. In all we found 7 caches on our travels. One of the caches we tried was an Earth cache – these are designed to teach you something about theRead More →

First up, last night’s Cache ‘n’ Coffee event in Dublin for the geocaching crowd went really well – we had visitors from the US, Germany and Latvia join us, which is just fabulous and in all about 20 people showed. We were quite noisy but it was great to see people. Am looking for a new venue for the next event, not entirely happy with Bewleys who are so inconsistent with their service and cannot cope with us at all. Aside from that, I’ve been busy creating hats for the Innocent Smoothie charity thingy that’s on here – where each bottle sold that has aRead More →

I’ve been looking forward to this for months and today was the day – the Scotland Geocaching Mega Event. I arrived in Edinburgh on Friday night and we were up early to catch the train to Perth, over the Firth of Forth fabulous bridge and through some gorgeous countryside to the small town. As we got our bearings outside the train station and headed towards the convention centre we started to see people walking about in classic cacher getup – hiking gear and a GPS. Turning one corner we found a small group gathered and sure enough, our first cache for the day was inRead More →

It’s certainly spring/summer here – this pair of swans were tending to a flock of gorgeous fluffy cygnets by the canal in Dublin on Saturday morning. Saturday’s geocaching adventure with Cristina bagged not only 4 caches, but we also saw a large number of Phoenix Park’s new resident deer. Absolutely gorgeous! Not long afterwards the heavens opened up and we get a taste of the European Monsoon – yes, monsoon. As in wet like you wouldn’t believe. This isn’t your normal Irish namby-pamby soft stuff, this is rain that would feel quite at home in Australia. With 2km of walking an no shelter we wereRead More →

Saturday was a lovely day, I got up at stupid o’clock to get the train up to Belfast where I did a spot of shopping before meeting up with Juliana. We stopped at the Town Hall and then headed out of town for some serious geocaching. Our trip took in some fabulous sites, including Legananny Dolmen, Spelga Dam, Windy Gap and even a Souterrain which is a tunnel dug under farms to hide catholics. The pictures tell it better than I do. We had good if not great weather – would have been nice to have the view from Windy Gap without the clouds, butRead More →

I’ve been thinking about ordering some pathtags ever since I first heard about them (according to the site, that was in March). They’re a small coin with one side enameled to your own design. They can be logged at the pathtags website and are great for personal swag items for geocaching. They’re highly collectible – you can even buy them on ebay. So, this is my design. I think it’s just perfect for me. It reminds me of my wedding dress. Took me a little while to get the design sorted out according to the criteria that they state for the enamelling process. I placedRead More →

Found Location Melbourne, Australia Type Traditional – Regular Definite mozzie zone – helped by the large square mozzie breeding swamp next door. Tricky find as there was some sort of festival on today, but the muggles were busy with their own things and we found the cache. Nearly went A over T to get it out! T kangaroo & elephant L game & frogRead More →