So I started doing a very cool cache this past month that will take me all around the world. Well sort of??
The cache is called "World Cache" and there are caches in 5 countries that are linked together.
How this cache is designed:
One set of coordinates have been sent to each country from each country. So each country has one of the other's coordinates, as in the following table.,
|Country||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4|
|Australia||Germany 2||USA 3||UK 4||Canada Final|
|Canada||Australia 2||Germany 3||USA 4||UK Final|
|Germany||USA 2||UK 3||Canada 4||Australia Final|
|United Kingdom||Canada 2||Australia 3||Germany 4||USA Final|
|United States of America||UK 2||Canada 3||Australia 4||Germany Final|
For example, the team member in Australia finds Stage 1 of World Cache (Australia), and e-mails the coordinates they find to their teammate in Germany, who can then find Stage 2 of World Cache (Germany). At their local Stage 2, the Germany team will find the coordinates for Stage 3 of World Cache (United Kingdom), which they will e-mail to their UK teammate.
Sounds a bit confusing, but I think its gonna be a lot of fun chatting with other cachers from around the world, to help me find cache stages around here, and I have their coordinates
The first step was to post on the cache page here in Canada (Vancouver) and the cache pages in the U.S.A., Germany, Australia, and the United Kingdom, to see who would want to join up as a team.
I was able to set up a team of cachers from around the world:
Magicman65 Canada (me)
Mr.Irieman in the United Kingdom
Rubymoon05 in Australia
Kerri Bear from U.S.A.
Phantomias01 from Germany
We have set up an email list to chat with each other and swap information. Its cool getting to know other cachers in different parts of the world. I will continue this story as it progresses.
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Went out with my little boy for a few caches and found a cool multi that was pirate themed. I really enjoy the fact that he enjoys caching, and looking for treasure. He must have spotted at least 20 banana slugs along the way.
Return of challenge caches
Usually when I travel for shows out of town, I like to find Challenge Caches. If I have not completed the challenge, its fun to try and complete the requirements before getting the challenge cache. Just went over to the island to do close up Magic at the Victoria Magic Circles 50th Anniversary show at the McPhearson Playhouse. Traveled over there with fellow Magician and cacher "Close Up Matt". And as I said, I searched out and found 2 Challenge Caches while there.
But last Spring, groundspeak paused accepting submissions for new challenge caches to collect data and reevaluate the impact they have on the game. Well they just announced that new challenge caches can now be submitted in accordance with the updated Challenge Cache Guidelines.
P.S. Wondering what a challenge cache is? Challenge caches allow geocache owners to create “challenges” you have to accomplish before you can log a specific geocache, like meeting the challenge of finding a geocache on every day of the year.