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What is geocaching?

It is a world wide treasure hunt. 'Caches' are hidden all over the place - in the UK you are rarely more than a mile from one. Their latitude and longitude are published on the geocaching website. You then use your GPS device to go to that location - typically accurate to about 10m - and you search for a small container. When you find it, you sign the log book inside and when you get home you visit the website and register your find.

The cache will not be hidden on land that you aren't allowed on. Finding the cache will not involve damaging anything - EG if the container is hidden in an ivy covered tree, then don't pull all the ivy off whilst looking for it.

Nowadays, most caches are very small (35mm film canister or smaller) that just contain a log book. Lots however are a little bigger - say ice cream tub sized - and have a log book and 'treasure'. You may choose a treasure to take away from the cache if you put another treasure in. Most treasures are inexpensive items - I've placed key ring torches, a tennis ball, padlocks, crayon sets and many other things. The treasures I've kept have included a small plastic nodding moose, a lego person, a clockwork dinosaur and a purple frog.

The are many more variations to the basic theme - caches with puzzles, treasures that attempt to travel from cache to cache to get somewhere, etc.

For full details, see the Groundspeak geocaching website.

Caches I have hidden

Some of the caches that I have hidden have an encoded commentary in them. If you have the passphrase, coder will decode them for you.

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In order of hiding

2006

  1. Shalford Stroll.

2009

  1. Guildford Chantries North. (Series.)

2010

  1. Crawley bones.
  2. Cricket Pitch Micro #21 Shamley Green. (Open series, Al 7365.)
  3. Shalford Stamp Exchange.
  4. Parsimonious Master of Ceremonies. (Burpham. Puzzle cache.)

2011

  1. Guildford Chantries NorthWest. (Series.)
  2. Cricket Pitch Micro #23 Warnham. (Open series, Al 7365.)
  3. Guildford Chantries West. (Series.)
  4. Guildford Chantries SouthWest. (Series.)
  5. Guildford Chantries South. (Series.)
  6. Guildford Chantries SouthEast. (Series.)
  7. Church Micro 1582...Onslow. (Open series, Sadexploration.)
  8. Guildford Chantries NorthEast. (Series.)
  9. Guildford Chantries East. (Series.)
  10. Guildford Chantries Central. (Series. Puzzle cache.)
  11. Cricket Pitch Micro #16 Cranleigh. (Open series, Al 7365.)
  12. A top secret one, but less so since the spring 2011 geocaching website revamp.
  13. This way, That way, Somewhere else. (Blackheath.)
  14. Merrow park and ride.
  15. Sidetracked - Walton-on-Thames. (Open series.)
  16. Church Micro 1814...Wonersh. (Open series, Sadexploration.)
  17. Berkeley Square (1 - Cranleigh). (Series.)
  18. Shalford book exchange.
  19. Watermark level 01. (Series. Shalford. Puzzle cache.)
  20. Watermark level 02. (Series. Wood Street. Puzzle cache.)
  21. Cricket Pitch Micro #14 Wonersh (mk2). (Open series, Al 7365.)
  22. Berkeley Square (2 - Guildford). (Series.)
  23. Watermark level 03. (Series. Herne Hill. Puzzle cache.)
  24. Berkeley Square (3 - Godalming). (Series.)
  25. Berkeley Square (4 - West Horsley). (Series.)
  26. QR challenge. (Puzzle challenge cache.)
  27. Watermark level 04. Series. Peasmarsh. Puzzle cache.)
  28. Cricket Pitch Micro #26 Albury. (Open series, Al 7365.)
  29. Artington park and ride.
  30. Berkeley Square (5 - Crawley). (Series.)
  31. Cricket Pitch Micro #19 Shalford (mk2). (Open series, Al 7365.)
  32. The long and winding road. (Guildford to Crawley.)
  33. Village Hall Series #17 - Burpham Village Hall. (Open series, GeoJaxx.)

2012

  1. Guided by the Penguin.
  2. Berkeley Square (6 - Horsham). (Series.)
  3. Watermark level 05. (Series. Albury. Puzzle cache.)
  4. Watched by the Penguin.
  5. 8-) The Lesser Date Challenge.
  6. 366 Challenge {-}.
  7. Berkeley Square (7 - Ash). (Series.)
  8. 0 ~ Bugs Bunny. (Series.)
  9. 7.
  10. Berkeley Square (8 - Cobham). (Series.)
  11. Watermark level 06. (Series. Normandy. Puzzle cache.)
  12. 1 ! Daffy Duck. (Series.)
  13. A Fine Pair # 36 ~ Ewhurst. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  14. 2 " Elmer Fudd. (Series.)
  15. Surrey Mid-Week Event #34. (Event.)
  16. 4 $ Wile E. Coyote. (Series.)
  17. Totem.
  18. Berkeley Square (9 - E Horsley). (Series.)
  19. 3 £ Road Runner - Meep Meep. (Series.)
  20. A Fine Pair # 53 ~ Wonersh. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  21. 5 % Yosemite Sam. (Series.)
  22. Berkeley Square (10 - Walton-on-Thames). (Series.)

2013

  1. SGB 01 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  2. SGB 02 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  3. SGB 03 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  4. SGB 04 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  5. A Fine Pair # 60 ~ Ropley. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  6. SGB 05 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  7. A Fine Pair # 62 ~ Abinger Hammer. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  8. SGB 06 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  9. SGB 07 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  10. SGB 08 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  11. SGB 09 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  12. A Fine Pair # 73 ~ Shamley Green. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  13. SGB 10 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  14. SGB 11 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  15. SGB 12 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  16. SGB 13 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  17. SGB 14 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  18. SGB 15 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  19. SGB 16 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  20. SGB 17 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  21. SGB 19 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series, Letterbox.)
  22. SGB 18 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  23. SGB 20 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  24. SGB 21 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  25. Church Micro 3806...Chilworth-St Thomas. (Open series, Sadexploration.)
  26. Church Micro 754...Shamley Green. (Open series, Sadexploration.)
  27. Village of Chilworth. (Puzzle cache.)
  28. =5 roads. (Puzzle cache.)
  29. A Fine Pair # 35 ~ Little Peasmarsh. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  30. SGB 22 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  31. SGB 23 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  32. SGB 24 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  33. SGB 25 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  34. SGB 26 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion. (Series.)
  35. Church Micro 3807...Chilworth-Free . (Open series, Sadexploration.)

2014

  1. Surrey Mid-Week Event #52. (Event.)
  2. Guided by the Penguin (mk2).

2015

  1. Berkeley Square (11 - Molesey). (Series.)
  2. 6 ^ Porky Pig. (Series.)
  3. A Fine Pair # 184 ~ Adversane. (Open series, mattd2k.)
  4. Surrey Mid-Week Event #64. (Event.)
  5. J - Jacobs Well - Surrey A-Z. (Restricted Series.)
  6. A challege of your own.
  7. X - Xmas Pie (Christmas Pie) - Surrey A-Z. (Restricted Series.)
  8. SGB 03 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion (mk2). (Series.)
  9. SGB 05 ~ Shamley Green Bipedal-motion (mk2). (Series.)
  10. GO caching. (Czech Event.)

2016

  1. XL. (Trad, Trunley Heath Road.)
  2. XL. (Trad, Puttenham Heath Road.)
  3. XL. (Trad, Chilworth T Junction.)
  4. XL. (Multi, Westwood Lane S.)
  5. XL. (Puzzle, Smithwood Common.)
  6. XL. (Trad, Ellens Green.)
  7. XL. (Trad, Effingham.)
  8. XL. (Puzzle, Slyfield/Jacobs Well.)
  9. XL. (Trad, Rowly N.)
  10. XL. (Multi, Artington.)
  11. XL. (Trad, Mayford Egley Road.)
  12. XL. (Multi, Brookwood.)
  13. XL. (Trad, Parkway.)
  14. XL. (Puzzle, Stoughton.)
  15. XL. (Puzzle, Meadrow Farncombe.)

My "First To Finds"

That is to say, newly published caches where I have managed to find and sign the log before anyone else has done so:

2010

  1. "TREES" Hawthorn.

2011

  1. One or Two Trees.
  2. FURNACE GREEN STAR.
  3. This is Barton!.
  4. H2olmbury St Mary Pond.
  5. Church Micro 273...Colgate.
  6. Church Micro 1639...Gossops Green.
  7. East Grinstead TB Hotel (Mark 2).
  8. Church Micro 1765...Boxhill.
  9. Church Micro 1723...Chilworth-Franciscan Friary.
  10. Church Micro 1777 - Bishop's Sutton - St Nicholas.
  11. What has bunny hidden?.
  12. Merrow Downs - Merrow .
  13. Scooby's Treasure .
  14. Stag .
  15. Off Yer Trolley - Guildford North. Joint with mashworth.
  16. Red October.
  17. Suggestion Box. (On the same day as Red October.)
  18. Red Nine returns to Cranleigh.

2012

  1. CSW #14 Cranleigh South Walk.
  2. The Great Date Challenge (29th). (One of 30 FTFs on this cache!)
  3. Prom in the Park.
  4. 7:52 to Reading.
  5. Primrose Woods.
  6. Church Micro 2851...Bramley-Catholic.
  7. A fine pair #44 ~ Ockley.
  8. Thor's First.
  9. Coronation #1.
  10. Scotland.

2013

  1. New Way.
  2. Lower Thorncombe.
  3. Let sleeping logs lie.
  4. Church Micro 3323…Guildford - URC.
  5. Crawley Greenway #1.
  6. Church Micro 3895...Godalming-United.
  7. Church Micro 1134...Stopham. Joint with SophieBrown.

2014

  1. S&L Threeniversary Cache.
  2. It's More Gas !.
  3. SideTracked - Box Hill and Westhumble.
  4. Oink. (On the same day as SideTracked - Box Hill and Westhumble.)
  5. LX. (A birthday "present" from my fellow cachers.)
  6. Church Micro 5667...Wraysbury - St Andrew .
  7. Church Micro 89...Stoke D'Abernon.
  8. Whoosh.
  9. TUBE SideTracked - Warwick Avenue. (London)
  10. Back to Nature Series– Creapy Crawley.
  11. Favourite Cache Type Challenge.
  12. Fragments of the Night . Joint with RichieCactus and Hofficoffi.

2015

  1. Hidden Pavement.
  2. The Divided Oak.
  3. Church Micro 7112...Artington St Catherines.
  4. Church Micro 7157...Guildford - Bethel Chapel.
  5. 4 E to C and back again. Joint with Lamoutarde. Same day as CM7157.
  6. 8 E to C and back again.
  7. 23 E to C and back again.
  8. 22 E to C and back again.
  9. 21 E to C and back again.
  10. 20 E to C and back again.
  11. 17 E to C and back again. Joint with Lamoutarde. Same day as 23, 22, 21 & 20 E to C.
  12. G - Grafham - Surrey A-Z.
  13. Home to Roost. Joint with C*J*L and SophieBrown.
  14. On the way to the Green.
  15. Blackwater River #1.
  16. Wander by the Wey.
  17. Captain Redbeard's Treasure. Joint with C*J*L and SophieBrown.
  18. Diggy's Heroes No 3. (NJT's 50 #29).
  19. Christmas Post.
  20. Phantom Opera.

2016

  1. Church Micro 1544...Fetcham-Cannon Court. Joint with Hofficoffi.
  2. Geo Event Puzzle . Joint with several Sussex Cachers.
  3. Sidetracked Guildford .

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