Saturday, June 11, 2016

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
So, go out and grab a container.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 ;).

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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?

Friday, February 5, 2016

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 :).

Friday, December 4, 2015

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.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

At the Red Lion Mega Event

Luxembourg got its first mega-event and Laguna.sam and I were there to join it.

After the Giga-Events in Munich and Mainz, we had to focus that this is a mega-event and judge it with that in mind. The parking situation was great. Finally an event with enough room at the event location, without having to walk miles or even use public tranportation to get to the event location. This is the way to do.

By the way, Dudelange seems to be a very nice place. And the location for the event couldn't have been better. An abandoned place. Yes, an event in a lost place so to say. There were a lot of old buildings to peek sneak inside, and it was very interesting.

The hall, were most merchants had their place, was also an abandoned building. Some details were fun. We found old documents from this company in the "trackable room". Awesome.
And we were happy to see there is a hall. The temperature went up to 38° during that day, and we sweated like crazy. This was the reason we didn't got much caches. But we decided to come back on another day with better conditions and more time.
Nonetheless we did find a traditional that was made to honor the Italian steel workers from Dudelange. There was a lab cache, too. I wonder if the neighborhood there wondered how much respect these workers got that day :).

After leaving the event, which was nice and basic, and very well organized, we went to Schengen, the famous city in Europe where the Schengen treaty was signed.
It was a nice day in Luxembourg, which looks like to be the center of Europe for a reason. The Red Lion Event was an old school event, that made fun in a great location. Oh, and did I mentioned, we got the souvenirs, too :)