My boyfriend was telling me about this “game” called GeoCaching. It is like a treasure hunt with some help of an app. You get coordinates, some tips and description, but you still have some searching to do when you figure out the approximate location.
We tried to find an easy GeoCache close to my home last year, but we had some problems with navigation and we were naive and thought it will be very easy, so we didn’t really try enough and of course we didn’t find anything at that time.
Well this last weekend we decided to take some more time for the search and to take it a bit more seriously.
First we searched for one that we knew approximately where it was, but when we found the actual location we couldn’t find this hidden GeoCache anywhere. We searched for few minutes but then we realized that we would probably have to dig out some dead plants and trees and who knows what. So we gave up. Maybe we’ll return one day now that we know where it was supposed to be.
Anyway, then we went to the one we were looking for last year and it is closest to my home. This one was supposed to be easy, and to be honest, it really wasn’t that hard to find. We just had to move a log and that was it. Anyway, our first GeoCache! We were like two happy kids, just so excited we found some hidden treasure (even though it was full of junk).
And since we were in the mood we tried to find another GeoCache near Grosuplje. Comments about it said it was supposed to be very hard to find, but we were optimistic and full of self-esteem: “We are smart, we can do it!” Well no, we couldn’t. This one has three locations and the first one had a weird tip, like a riddle, and we just didn’t get it… and didn’t find anything at all. So we moved to second location, we were sure we will find this one… We didn’t. We searched for about an hour, checked all the stones and holes (it is hidden in ruins of an old castle) and still no luck. Then we wanted to find the third location, even less luck. We felt so stupid. =D
Anyway, at the end we were walking back to our car I saw a doe about 100m away from us. It started to run in our way into the forest and it suddenly stopped about 20m away. I don’t think I was ever so close to a doe or a deer in my life, at least not in the wilderness. Well I started taking photos when we realized there is another doe standing even closer to us, it was probably there for the whole time and we just didn’t notice it. And then two more started to run this way… crazy! Then they all just ran away and left us wandering what the hell just happened. Totally random but awesome experience. =D
So… just some photos from this GeoCaching sunday… =)