Today in ground school we studied GPS, a most fantastic and useful system. Fortunately we haven’t gone into too much detail yet otherwise I’ll just lose interest! It reminds me of the time I studied ‘Of Mice and Men’ in school; when we read the book, it was great and the same when we watched the movie. When we started to analyse the whole thing and pick the story to pieces, I just lost interest. I hope the same doesn’t happen with GPS. I just think it was cool to study GPS today and use it for the first time for something completely random.
In the simplest terms possible, geocaching is a worldwide game of hide and seek. There are caches hidden all over the world (1.2 million of them) that contain a log book and a pencil and an array of other things. The first one that I ever found had a toy car in it. You are supposed to locate these caches using a GPS set, write in the book and log it on geocaching.com. There is a whole range of difficulty levels and puzzle solving to do as well. I don’t know exactly how all this works yet but it seems pretty fun.
The cache I found today, GC1QY29, was quite well hidden but not so much that it was too frustrating for my first attempt. I’m going to enjoy looking for others when I have the time!