GPS & Cache #1

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!

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