Guestbook Map Photos Blogspot Help!

Geocaching  
Posted by Richard on Monday 25th May 2009 at 07:24 PM

Confession: I have a very geeky hobby, Geocaching - a world-wide treasure hunt using GPS receivers to locate hidden caches. Put simply: using multi-billion-dollar technology to look for Tupperware in the woods. Check out the entries below for the whole sorry tale!

Click here for my Geocaching 'micro-site'.




  Blog Entries  [19]   Next Pages  [13]   Comments  

Click here to add a Comment: Add Comment


Hide Form
Add Comment

Name:* 
From: 
E-mail Address: 
Do Not Display: 
Home Page: 
Comments:* 
 
Verification Code:* 
 
  

* Required fields


  Blog Entries  [19]   Next Pages  [13]   Comments  


The 12 Icon Challenge (August 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 9th August 2016 at 12:09 AM

With the first appearance of the GPS Maze (a 'GPS Adventures Exhibit') in the UK, at the 2016 UK Mega, there was a rare opportunity to find 12 different cache types in one day. Admittedly, this would mean getting up to Kings Cross for an event at midnight, driving the 200 miles up to Llangollen the following morning, and the 200 miles back in the afternoon, but who doesn't like a challenge? Click here to view this Page



Mumbles (June 2016)   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 05:59 PM

Mike (mashworth) had a short business meeting in Swansea and despite an early start, having nothing better to do, I agreed to keep him company on the long drive. With near-freezing June conditions in the south-east, happy to report that it was almost tropical in Mumbles! Click here to view this Page



Devil's Dyke (October 2015)   
Posted by Richard on Friday 27th May 2016 at 11:43 PM

A great trip out with The Puzzle Club to West Sussex for sadexploration's excellent (new) Devil's Dyke series. A nice lunch at The Devil's Dyke pub too. Click here to view this Page



Fun in Gatton (September 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 10:01 PM

A great trip out with Colin (colincactus), Richard (Bobcat) and Richie (RichieCactus) to do sadexploration's FIG series in Gatton Park. Click here to view this Page



Junipers and Boxhill (August 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 07:30 PM

A really nice day out doing the Junipers and Boxhill series - a really interesting mix of caches. And we came home with over 2lbs of blackberries. :-) Click here to view this Page



Medway Canoe Trail (July 2014)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 11:59 AM

Had a great day out with Richie (RichieCactus), Peter (SomersetCache), Ian (Woking Wonders), PaulS (smudge42), PaulG (Number six), Andy (Amberel) and Roderick (sandvika) canoeing on the Medway. Click here to view this Page



Sussex Olympic Rings (November 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 05:15 PM

After the success of the Sailing Rings expedition to Dorset, Mike, Andy and I teamed up again to tackle the 65 caches in the Sussex Olympic Rings near Haywards Heath. Despite pretty decent weather throughout, we fell short - 51 down, 14 to go. We'll be back... Click here to view this Page



Sailing Rings (September 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 12:44 AM

The Olympic 2012 Sailing Rings is a series of 59 puzzle caches and bonuses in and around Weymouth in Dorset. Andy (=Andy_R), Mike (mashworth) and I had hoped to complete the series in one day last year. Given the geographical spread of the final locations, that was a little optimistic. Click here to view this Page



A Bridge Too Far (July 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:12 PM

An excellent caching expedition with PaulG (Number six), Andy (AmayaTom) and PaulS (smudge42) to tackle the four extreme G2HX caches along the old Guildford to Horsham railway line. Clearly all this excitement wasn't enough for some, so following the 'warm up' we went on to http://coord. Click here to view this Page



Sussex Amble (May 2013)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 8th August 2013 at 11:03 PM

In preparation for our Camino - just one week away - Laura and I tackled the Sussex Amble, a 20 mile circuit on the South Downs. Loads of caches; fantastic scenery; sore feet! Click here to view this Page



Chiddingfold (April 2011)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 8th May 2012 at 11:46 AM

Laura was prepared to indulge my caching addiction so long as I provided the bluebells. So, we headed down to Chiddingfold for a really good walk around 'Timmy‚Äôs Trail', and saw more bluebells than you could shake a stick at. Click here to view this Page



Levin Down, Sussex (October 2010)   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 21st December 2010 at 08:21 PM

Laura and I had a really nice day out in the Sussex countryside, with a walk around Levin Down Nature Reserve. Laura had a chance to try out her new camera and I got in a little caching. Lunch in the The Fox Goes Free in Charlton can definitely be recommended! Click here to view this Page



A Cooler Idea (September 2009)   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 22nd August 2013 at 05:23 PM

A Cooler Idea was the closest cache to Dell's office in Bracknell, right opposite the HP building - enemy HQ! Click here to view this Page


  Blog Entries  [19]   Next Pages  [13]   Comments  


#19: 12 Icons in one day!   
Posted by Richard on Friday 24th March 2017 at 06:18 PM

Check out the great road-trip I made with Rob (2ndEast), as we completed the The 12 Icon Challenge.

And a couple of photos to wrap up 2016. Unfortunately, no evidence of my first overseas event in Porto, Meet the Reluctant Brexiteers, but I did get a shot on the beach at the second, The Mexican Standoff.


At the chippie: Richard, Andy, Peter and Paul
At the chippie: Richard, Andy, Peter and Paul
» Richard (22/8/2016)  Enlarge Photo



Geocaching on a Mexican beach
Geocaching on a Mexican beach
» Richard (10/12/2016)  Enlarge Photo




#18: Another update already?   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 12th June 2016 at 06:30 PM

Yep. Just a few photos taken on caching expeditions so far in 2016.


Back at the O2
Back at the O2
» Richard (26/4/2016)  Enlarge Photo



Richard in the bluebells
Richard in the bluebells
» Laura (2/5/2016)  Enlarge Photo



Bluebells in Binfield
Bluebells in Binfield
» Richard (2/5/2016)  Enlarge Photo



Sun setting over the Thames
Sun setting over the Thames
» Richard (4/5/2016)  Enlarge Photo



Pointing the way to Olymic success in Sussex
Pointing the way to Olymic success in Sussex
» Richard (25/5/2016)  Enlarge Photo




#17: Out and about   
Posted by Richard on Saturday 28th May 2016 at 04:02 PM

Three more trips added in the pages below (Junipers and Boxhill, Fun in Gatton and Devil's Dyke) as well a few miscellaneous photos whilst out and about in 2014/15.


Andy on the Thames
Andy on the Thames
» Richard (21/8/2014)  Enlarge Photo



Maintenance trip by the Basingstoke Canal
Maintenance trip by the Basingstoke Canal
» Richard (5/10/2014)  Enlarge Photo



Andy up a telegraph pole
Andy up a telegraph pole
» Richard (31/1/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Beachy Head
Beachy Head
and furry face!
» Richard (8/3/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Great road name!
Great road name!
Near Bascote in Warwickshire
» Richard (21/3/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Spoiler alert: 'K' for Knaphill
Spoiler alert: 'K' for Knaphill
» Richard (25/3/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Euro-tour
Euro-tour
Mike, Andy and Woody
» Richard (15/5/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Up in town with Andy and Paul
Up in town with Andy and Paul
» Richard (17/8/2015)  Enlarge Photo



An FTF in Pavia, Italy
An FTF in Pavia, Italy
Luckily avoiding arrest for defacing a public monument!
» PeterW (15/9/2015)  Enlarge Photo



In Africa (Richmond Park) with Ian, Andy and Rob
In Africa (Richmond Park) with Ian, Andy and Rob
» Richard (18/10/2015)  Enlarge Photo



Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
» Richard (2/11/2015)  Enlarge Photo



On the murder trail
On the murder trail
'Forbrydelsen: Mangler' near Bath
» Laura (12/12/2015)  Enlarge Photo




#16: 3000   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 7th August 2014 at 05:50 PM

I found my 3000th cache in July, in just over 5 years. A few pics from this year below, but also check out recent outings for Sussex Olympic Rings and Medway Canoe Trail.


The Frankenstein Place (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
The Frankenstein Place (from The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Oakley Court near Eton Dorney
» Richard (22/3/2014)  Enlarge Photo



Bluebells on The Keys to the Kingdom circuit
Bluebells on The Keys to the Kingdom circuit
near East Meon
» Laura (21/4/2014)  Enlarge Photo



Let's Face The Music And Dance!
Let's Face The Music And Dance!
» Richard (28/6/2014)  Enlarge Photo




#15: Unfinished business   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 25th September 2013 at 10:39 AM

Great day on Sunday with Mike (mashworth) and Andy (=Andy_R) in and around Weymouth to finish the Sailing Rings series.



#14: Stamp!   
Posted by Richard on Monday 9th September 2013 at 11:28 AM

Got a 'Personalised Pocket Stamp' from UKGeocachers. Sad, eh?


My Geocaching stamp
My Geocaching stamp



#13: Four years and over 2000 caches later...   
Posted by Richard on Friday 9th August 2013 at 01:21 AM

I had been expecting to reach 2012 caches in 2012, but a quiet few summer months and my usual December lull meant that I didn't hit the 2000 mark until January. But, of course, it's not about the numbers!

I took photos on a few outings so far this year: St Alban's Head, Dorset, Sussex Amble and A Bridge Too Far. Here are a few more.


Andy and Mike overlooking Weymouth
Andy and Mike overlooking Weymouth
» Richard (20/10/2012)  Enlarge Photo



Geocaching near Pirbright
Geocaching near Pirbright
» Richard (21/4/2013)  Enlarge Photo



Rutting deer on the Hampshire Bakers Round
Rutting deer on the Hampshire Bakers Round
(Wish I'd had a decent camera!)
» Richard (9/6/2013)  Enlarge Photo




#12: Three years of caching   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 9th May 2012 at 10:30 PM

It's now been three years since I started caching, and I'm still hooked!

Some of our more recent caching trips made it onto their own pages, such as Chiddingfold, Albury and Silent Pool, Guildford - The Mount, Pembrokeshire and The Cotswolds. Here are some photos from outings that didn't.


On the Hawkley Hike
On the Hawkley Hike
» Richard (29/8/2011)  Enlarge Photo



Extreme caching!
Extreme caching!
» Richard (25/10/2011)  Enlarge Photo



The Devil's Dyke
The Devil's Dyke
» Richard (28/12/2011)  Enlarge Photo



Laura on the Devil's Dyke
Laura on the Devil's Dyke
» Richard (28/12/2011)  Enlarge Photo



Early morning mist on the Surrey Hills
Early morning mist on the Surrey Hills
» Richard (11/2/2012)  Enlarge Photo




#11: New Year   
Posted by Richard on Thursday 24th March 2011 at 11:10 PM

First caches of 2011 on a nice walk around Finchampstead...


Finchampstead
Finchampstead
» Richard (2/1/2011)  Enlarge Photo




#10: Winter lull   
Posted by Richard on Friday 31st December 2010 at 01:24 AM

As last year, I've cut back on Geocaching activities a bit during the cold weather - what a wimp! However here are a few photos taken over the last couple of months. Also did a very nice series of caches around Levin Down in Sussex.


Merrow Common (I think)
Merrow Common (I think)
» Richard (11/9/2010)  Enlarge Photo



St. Martha's Hill from Chilworth
St. Martha's Hill from Chilworth
» Richard (6/11/2010)  Enlarge Photo



Winter study near Horsley
Winter study near Horsley
» Richard (27/11/2010)  Enlarge Photo




#9: Chinthurst Hill   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 4th July 2010 at 01:21 AM

Spent quite a bit of time on and around Chinthurst Hill (near Shalford, south of Guildford) recently - mostly searching for a cache that wasn't there! Still, fabulous spot.


The North Downs from Chinthurst Hill
The North Downs from Chinthurst Hill
» Richard (3/7/2010)  Enlarge Photo




#8: Still caching!   
Posted by Richard on Monday 14th June 2010 at 04:50 PM

Fair to say that I've become a bit addicted to Geocaching. One thing that has suffered is regular updates to the website! Still getting to see some great parts of Surrey (and further afield), but must start taking a decent camera. A few photos from my iPhone:


Sunset from St. Martha's Hill near Guildford
Sunset from St. Martha's Hill near Guildford
» Richard (2/1/2010)  Enlarge Photo



Newark Priory near Pyrford
Newark Priory near Pyrford
» Richard (21/3/2010)  Enlarge Photo



View from Hackhurst Downs, Gomshall
View from Hackhurst Downs, Gomshall
» Richard (1/5/2010)  Enlarge Photo



Bluebells near Puttenham Common
Bluebells near Puttenham Common
» Richard (15/5/2010)  Enlarge Photo




#7: NottersXi   
Posted by Richard on Sunday 6th September 2009 at 07:26 PM

Not wishing to be left out, Adam (AKA NottersXi) has now joined the fun - discovering his first cache on holiday in France. How long before Laura wants an account of her own?



#6: Caching with friends   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 12th August 2009 at 11:42 PM

I guess there's always the possibility of losing your friends when revealing a hobby such as Geocaching, but ours seemed to enjoy our walk around Linton in Kent.


Kentish fields near Linton
Kentish fields near Linton
» Richard (8/8/2009)  Enlarge Photo




#5: Cachewnut!   
Posted by Richard on Wednesday 12th August 2009 at 11:13 PM

Fed up with Dad taking the credit for his many finds, Mark decided to create his own Geocaching account on our tour of Virginia Water. So, IceColdUK and Cachewnut95 are now in direct competition! ;-)


Indiana Jones and Short Round
Indiana Jones and Short Round
AKA IceColdUK and Cachewnut95 AKA Richard and Mark
» Richard (2/8/2009)  Enlarge Photo




#4: Fair-weather caching   
Posted by Richard on Monday 13th July 2009 at 10:32 PM

The plan had been to take a nice long walk around Horsell to finish the 'HG Ring'. The diversion to the Cricketers was enforced (too much coffee at lunchtime), but it would have been rude not to have stopped for a drink. Then it started raining... Oh well, there's always next weekend.


Debbie and Laura at the Cricketers
Debbie and Laura at the Cricketers
with the storm clouds gathering!
» Richard (12/7/2009)  Enlarge Photo




#3: Global Corporate Challenge   
Posted by Richard on Monday 15th June 2009 at 10:07 PM

Another factor contributing to our initial enthusiasm is Laura's entry into the Global Corporate Challenge with Hays. She's supposed to be walking over 10,000 steps per day. What better way than the 5 mile 'Mimbridge Walk' to boost those steps?


Stream on the edge of Horsell common
Stream on the edge of Horsell common
» Richard (13/6/2009)  Enlarge Photo




#2: Out and about   
Posted by Richard on Tuesday 2nd June 2009 at 09:51 PM

A second weekend of Geocaching took us around the 'PB Ring' and into Guildford. The fantastic weather has certainly given us a kick start. Will I still be doing this in the cold and wet in November?


Across Pirbright's fields
Across Pirbright's fields
» Richard (30/5/2009)  Enlarge Photo




#1: First cache   
Posted by Richard on Monday 25th May 2009 at 07:46 PM

I joined the Geocaching community on 7 May, but waited two weeks before finding my first cache. A couple of days later, I dragged Laura and Mark around the 7 mile 'KB Ring', discovering all 18 caches along the way. I think I'm hooked!


Laura and Mark on our first family caching expedition
Laura and Mark on our first family caching expedition
» Richard (23/5/2009)  Enlarge Photo



Top of Page Site Map

swiss replica watches
font