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Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:41 pm
by Treasure Hunter
Hi all! Finally managed to find time to sign up to a Geocaching Forum after planning to do so for a long time.

I came across " Geocaching" in 2007 after receiving a postcard from a family in the U.S through "Postcrossing" who told me this was one of their hobbies. I googled it at the time and although I discovered what the activity was, there was not a whole lot of information on it. I couldn't find any reference at that time to it in Ireland....but 2/3 years ago I came across it again and when I googled it, I was very excited to see the whole thing had completely taken off over here.

Our family have recently relocated out of Dublin and as we are planning to do a bit more hill walking/ exploring with our young kids, I thought it would be a good idea to find out a bit more about Geocaching as I think it would be a fun activity to do as a family.
Any tips for a complete novice or any recommendations to what I should read before starting out on this adventure?
I am going to start reading through the forum properly after posting here.
I have googled some places I am familiar with and have discovered that there are caches hidden there. Some of the places I walk past on a regular basis so would love to try and discover one or two over the Summer! =D>

Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:29 pm
by donnacha

Welcome to Geocaching! Most discussions take place on the facebook group these days so you might be better posting there, you will get a better response.

Re: Geocaching Newbie says Hi!

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:31 pm
by Treasure Hunter
Thanks Donnacha, I thought there seemed to be very little activity on here! Will check it out :-)