Sunday, March 28, 2010

What Model of GPS Would You Recommend?

A buddy of mine is looking into getting his wife a GPSr due to her new found interest in geocaching. He asked me for advice on what to buy. I thought I would put the question out there in this venue, since I get zillions of readers every day!

I use a Garmin Colorado 400t. Garmin doesn't make that anymore, but I like its features.

It seems that the Garmin GPSMap 60CSx is the tried and true workhorse, but it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that the Oregon and Dakota have.

I don't know enough about the Delormes to comment on them, but I like the list of features.

What say you all?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nice Day for a Track Meet

My son had his weekly track meet today and my wife and I enjoyed a nice day in the Chatan and Awase areas. We spent the morning in Chatan for the track meet, then came home after lunch. We then took our daughter to Comprehensive Park near the Awase area. It was a fun day, and we got some neat pictures.

Amazingly enough, I left the GPS at home. I have already searched for the cache at Comprehensive park, and was discouraged by the amount of refuse near ground zero. I think that one can stay undiscovered for me. That's the cool thing about geocaching; somebody else will probably have a great time finding that one and we all play the game differently.

At the sea wall near Chatan. I love the look of these pilings

Graffiti on the sea wall

Kelp farming near Comprehensive Park

Danger! Cigar-smoking pigs in the area!

Monday, March 22, 2010

200 Finds

I had to run some errands today, and I was able to squeeze in some geocaching while I was at it. My wife and I stopped in the vicinity of the Tengan River, and made three finds there. Then it was off to a park near a power plant, and then to Nakamura House, which is a well restored house in the Nakagusuku area.

Nakamura House is typical of a 15th century, wealthy farmer's home, albeit a little primitive. This was also the site of my 200th find.

One of the caches near the Tengan River is called, "London Bridge Cache." It's very appropriately named, since the bridge appears to be slowly falling down.

It was a nice day out today, and I was able to go 5 for 6 today. There was a 7th cache that we were going to try for, but it was a playground with moms and kids. Since we didn't have any kids with us today, we would have looked a little suspicious.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cape Zanpa

I took the whole family to Cape Zanpa today. My daughter and I found a neat cache at an athletic park in Yomitan. The young baseball players were fascinated with my daughter's red hair...Grrrrr!

I DNF'd a couple of caches, mostly due to muggles. When a stranger is sitting almost on top of where you need to search, it's a bit tough to search for a hidden container.

There was a neat multi at Zanpa beach, and there was a wedding party at GZ! What are the odds? It was still a neat day at the beach.