Something New: Geocaching

Lovely as Barbados is, it gets boring living here. There’s a frequent “Let’s do something fun today!” followed by the dilemma “Like what?” And let’s be real, not all of us love the sun, sand, beach and nightlife.

Recently, a friend of mine mentioned this thing called Geocaching. What? What’s that?

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Oh! Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Yesterday, we went looking for a geocache and I logged my first cache! It was a nice small cache called Barbados Sunset View in Holetown, filled with a few random pieces: some change in Euros, a Hot Wheels toy car, a keyring from Brussels, a ping pong ball from Dominoes (we don’t have Dominoes in Barbados), a few marbles (pitching marbles used to be my life when I was a child!) and what might be a temporary tattoo of Rihanna (it looked quite old and faded). I didn’t have anything to add though, so I left the contents as they were.

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The nice thing about geocaching is that the caches are hidden in areas that allow you to explore the country you’re in. So it’s a particularly nice thing to do when you’re travelling. You might see or do things that you might not otherwise have thought of. From the location of the cache we logged, it was a nice overlook for a good sunset view.

Well...sunsets aren't perfect everyday.

Well…sunsets aren’t perfect everyday.

It’s always such a pleasure to have something new and different to do around the island. The year’s not off to a bad start, giving me these little adventures: exploring caves and geocaching.

One with nature...sort of.

One with nature…sort of.

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