“It’s a long way down,” she said, archly.

At one point along yesterday’s journey, we stopped to grab a geocache. It promised a great view and the hint indicated that it lay behind a dormant ants’ nest. We pulled off at the indicated parking area, at the Flambro Head Heritage Society Look Out/Rest Stop, found the trail head and started towards the cache….

Making a Spectacle of Ourselves: walking Spectacle Head in Cupids

We took a jaunt out to Cupids today to walk up Spectacle Head. On sober (well, semi-sober) reflection, it might have been a bit much for two still-slightly-sick people on a cold, windy day. As is the way with such things, we didn’t realize this until we were 75% up the hill and then there…

Signal Hill

It was an almost magical, perfect afternoon up on Signal Hill. Chilly, mind you, but lovely. We headed up to find a geocache and I took the camera and tripod along for the ride. The clouds were fluffy and full and the place was crawling with people. It was gorgeous, though. We have a couple…

In with the new….

A boil up at Quartz Video Cache on New Year’s Eve! Yesterday John, Katherine and I started what we hope will be a New Year’s Day/New Year’s Eve tradition, a hike and a boil-up with a geocache and a view. We have had woodsy boil-ups before (of course) and geocaches on New Year’s Eve (a…

A cryptex and a canyon

When I decided to make the trip to BC for Connor’s birth, I also earmarked a few special geocaches that I wanted to visit. Some were in scenic locations, some were on gorgeous trails and others were just plain cool hides. Today’s principal find was one of the last sort. While in a pretty nice…

Introducing “Flat Katherine”

Meet Flat Katherine: Flat Katherine is a variant on “Flat Stanley (wikipedia link)”, which I first encountered as an idea during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The Flat Stanley Project is a literacy endeavour based on the books about Stanley Lambchop, a flattened child who can go virtually anywhere because of his two-dimensionality. During the Olympics,…

Chugging along

Life is proceeding pretty much apace here.  Thanks to some help from Mom & Dad over the Thanksgiving Weekend, the shed now has rafters and some sheathing: I finished off a hat and sweater set for my sister’s baby: And Rowan and I got out for a wee hike yesterday, during which we found an…

An indoor day

I checked my stats on geocaching.com and discovered that we seem to do most of our caching in October. This sort of fits, since in October, it’s *usually* not snowing, the rain *sometimes* isn’t horrendous and there are no bugs. Plus the Christmas mayhem hasn’t hit yet and the foliage is spectacular. October is just…

Dancing with the fairies in Harbour Grace

On Sunday, John, Katherine, Rowan and I went to Harbour Grace – Carbonear – Freshwater for a geocaching adventure. There were two events on (one in the morning and the other at suppertime), with 50 squeaky new caches released. We found 31 of them (which is a record for us in one day) and none…

Froggy summer fun

One of the things we do quite a bit of in the summer is geocaching. We’ve found hundreds of caches of all sorts, all over the place and have hidden dozens ourselves. It’s a great excuse for a walk and a marvellous way to find places that you hadn’t even dreamed existed. It’s also a…

Left turn without signalling

This post is not about fibre, art or really anything in particular. Pull the wheel hard to the left (so you don’t go off the tracks) and read on… John and I had two days without Katherine this weekend, which were marred only by John’s massively infected feet (which will hopefully be on the mend…

Geocaching Adventure: Bay Roberts

Outhouse (red) and cemetery (white fence) As always seems to happen to me in February, I’ve been dreaming of summer. This past summer was particularly idyllic, as we spent a fair chunk of it wandering around the Avalon Peninsula, looking for camouflaged feral containers. Yes, we’re geocachers and have been for several years. As the…