Even Short Geocaching Trips are Awesome

Look at that. Finally I went out again and I saw a lot of animals.
I love animals encounters during geocaching tours. And even when doing a short round, it can be awesome.

Totally reminds me of my childhood :)


Quick Souvenir Cache

Just made a quick cache today for the souvenir.
Oh come you didn't know? Yes if you are going for a geocache today you'll get a souvenir on geocaching.com
So, go out and grab a container.


Cachleand Games 2016 - St. Gallen / Suisse

I had a great time in Switzerland at the Cacheland Games 2016 in St. Gallen. Together with Laguna.sam, I stayed 2 days at this nice event.

It was a Mega-event, so enough people were there. On Friday, the highlight was Bernhard Hoecker with his experience as a geocacher from his book. Yes, he is a passionate geocacher and had some great stories to tell.

On Saturday the Cacheland-Games were in the focus. For most. We instead, went to the Alpsteinpanorama cache and get a glimpse of the breathtaking view of the alps from one side, and the Bodensee on the other side.

Of course on the way back, we stopped in Egnach, directly at the Bodensee in Switzerland to make a cache there, too and enjoyed some great views at this massive lake that connects 3 countries.

Now Hoecker made clear, caching is not for statistics of found caches. But he drove us to try making more "country points". Oh dear, I hope he didn't initiate a travel fever :)
And so Laguna.sam and I had a great time and a lot of fun in Switzerland. And I learned something about the people there, which I might report on another location soon.

Oh, and don't even think about to buy french frites... 10 CHF ($10.25 USD) for a normal portion. And other food weren't much cheaper. We had enough in our bags fortunately ;).


CITO Lingenfeld 2016

A short and rainy CITO in Lingenfeld. But who said it can't be fun?

Laguna.sam and I arrived in time. Not much later Team Rolliradler arrived, too. The weather sent a clear message: "You will get wet today".
After a round along the railroad, to the graveyard on an abandoned place and to a traditional cache and back to the meeting point.
The bags were full and as a team "Ryo & Co" (it was not me that chose that name and I was looking dazzled hearing it" :), we collected 16.5 kg garbage which brought us the 5th place.
Overall around 490 kg junk was collected out of the area.

We found a gruesome relic on our way
Nice! We had a lot of fun and afterwards we ate something and had a good talk. We decided not to go on a cache hunt today. the weather was really bad and so we went home and watched Edgar Wallace to solve a mystery cache series :).

Thanks to RailrunnerMvC & Adlerchris & Schlumpfine27 for this nice CITO. Fun and environmental friendly work. What could be better?


Strong wind with rain

With Laguna.sam on the way back near Leistadt, we came in a strong storm with heavy rain. The drops (or was it ice?) really hurt in the face.

At least we found the final of a nice little multi.

We also did another cache in Herxheim which we managed to get without getting wet, but with strong wind, too.

Well there is some fun in any weather. That's what it makes it adventurous :).


Pyrmonter Felsensteig

I'll have to post one tour after another. But time is rare. So I'll show you a very nice trip on the Pyrmonter Felsensteig from October 2015.
Together with Laguna.sam and guestcacher Stu, we were very curious about this way. It was awarded the most beautiful hiking track in Germany. Expectations were high.

Before that, we decided to visit an Earthcache for the Souvenir on that day. Yay, it's Eartchcache day 2015, too. So we ended up at the Grube Camilla, which is strangely reachable from a highway parking lot. Really not very far from it. Unexpected but very welcome not to lose too much time on th way. Some nice minerals and a strangely nice area made it a good start for the day.

Minerals and the raiders :): Ryo, Stu and Laguna.sam

Arrived at the Burg Pyrmont, where we started the tour, we were lucky that the area was open. The yard of the castle is closed most of the time.

A bit away from the castle, you'll find the way on open fields giving a nice view

One place you'll reach if you follow the path.

Even a small cave is on the way.

And yes, the terrain is in geocaching terms a T3-3,5. Most of the time you'll get away with a T2-2.5. It can be very slippery on rainy days. So expect it to be 4-4,5 when it's rainy or even frozen. On steep slate ways, ice is some serious stuff you know :).
And yes, we found some caches on the way. Not the one you would expect in that place, but at least no film canisters. This one we found at the end of our tour, is nicely made.

In the end we were very happy to made this track. It's not a highlight for the caches itself, but if you want to grab a few caches and have an amazing view and a nice track to walk, the Pyrmonter Felsensteig and the Castle Pyrmont is the place for you.


Doctor Who Geocoin LE "Timelord" & Owl NFC Tag

I just activated the Doctor Who Geocoin LE "Timelord" & an Owl NFC trackable tag.

I'm thinking about to make the Owl virtually discoverable on the Internet like I did with my virtual Geokret. I can't decide right now. Something says "why not", but then again... I don't know. Have to think a bit more about it.