The Hummock Earth Cache

You all know how addicted we have become to Geocaching, well there are three caches up at The Hummock, overlooking Bundaberg. The Hummock {Earth Cache} is not a physical cache, you haven’t got any log book to pick up and sign. You do need to “prove” the owner of the cache that you checked out the boardwalk, walked up to the top to the view, read the information board down the bottom and answer the caches questions.

Well what better way to do all, then with a group of Bundaberg Homeschoolers {who all happen to be boys yesterday!!!}

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Fred Haigh Dam

I have wanted to drive out to Fred Haigh Dam for so very long! Its been on my Bucket List for so very long, but things happen and we haven’t been able to drive out there – and believe it or not we had to go through Gin Gin Queensland  to get there – and found two caches at the Rest Stop.

We are super excited because we have found our first “Trackable” and our first “Travel Bug” – Kyle and Cameron had no idea what either one meant, and to be honest neither did I, so I had to do a fast google search.

We have contacted the owner of the “Trackable” and he has agreed that we are allowed to keep it with us for the time being, and will be taking it on a special trip soon! Lets see how far it can travel – it came from Sweden so far! And has been in Queensland – lets see where it ends up.

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Baldwin Swamp Bundaberg

Yesterday we meet with other homeschooling Mums/Kids at Baldwin Swamp Bundaberg for more GEOcaching fun, along with much needed exercise for us Mums, and an wonderful way to burn off energy for the kids. It was rather warm day but at the same time it was so beautiful.

I actually never even knew that Baldwin Swamp was there! I have been to the Sugar Train Playground. And I have seen the signs pointing to the landscaped bush walking areas but have never ventured that far. I think in the three hours that we were there we nearly covered ever walking track that’s available! If not we were so very close 🙂

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Geocache Finds In Bundaberg

We are addicted to Geocaching big time! Well Kyle and I are – David and Cameron don’t seem to have the patience for the search of the different type of caches, which is a shame cause its so much fun. And its a great way to see more of Australia.

We are driving down roads we wouldn’t know about, and seeing buildings we wouldn’t know were there!

Its a perfect way to see Australia, and to see the surrounding Bundaberg area. And there is a rush that I can’t explain with Geocache Finds in Bundaberg – some of the caches are so small you have to really think outside the box, others are large containers and Kyle loves finding those the most because there are so many trinkets inside to swap with!

The smaller ones are called “Nano” caches – they are so small you will be amazed they can fit any paper into them!

We have shared How We Geocache With our Boys, hope that gives the inspiration to get out there looking in your own area 🙂

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How We Geocache With Our Boys

I have had a lot of questions regards How we Geocache with our Boys, and I have thought about it, answering here would be easier and I hope it inspires others to try.

We are no experts in the finding of Geocaches, and we have only been looking for hidden caches for a short while – we have meet other Geocachers who are have found over 10,000 hidden logs!! Which blows me away when I consider how little we have searched and found.

But this is how we look ::

We have the Free Geocaching.com app on my phone, and haven’t paid for the full membership as yet. So some of the caches I can’t access by the app on my phone, so I do a more in depth search on the computer before we head out of the motorhome exploring.

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Geocaching in Bundaberg

I am not going to say exactly where in Bundaberg we have been Geocaching in the last week and a bit, only cause I don’t want to spoil it for others that also love to find caches.

But gee we are super glad to be back looking for hidden treasures, actually Kyle and I are the only ones that enjoy it! David and Cameron have no patience for hunting around to find the containers. So we are working out what to do with those two while Kyle and I escape for fun and games.

Geocaching In Bundaberg ::

There are so many caches on the map for Bundaberg – not sure if we will ever have the time to find them all, and super bummed that we didn’t think to check Geocaching.com before we headed from Bargara to The Lighthouse, because there was many caches along the way {even one at The Lighthouse 🙁 }

But its been fun trying to work out how many we can do in one day – yesterday we managed to find five! Not bad for an afternoon of exploring. And we got to see a Historical Site that we never ever knew was there – actually I bet the locals don’t even know its there because if you blinked you would so miss the information about what used to be in the area.

The Tiniest Cache Ever ::

the following few pics are from our Instagram account because I didn’t have our camera with us, and I took them with our phone! Must always remember to carry camera, and Pen/Pencil when out looking for caches!

Kyle found this cache in Bundaberg

THE SMALLEST EVER? PROBABLY NOT BUT ITS TINY!

Shrek Looking After This Cache

HE LOVED THAT SHREK WAS THIS CACHES GUARDIAN ANGEL

Kyle finds another great cache with lots iinside

ANOTHER GREAT CACHE, WITH LOTS OF GREAT TOYS INSIDE!

This was all last weeks finds! Today I was smarter and had my Canon Camera with us, and got some great pics ::

Kyle with a Cache that I found

KYLE WITH A CACHE BUT HE DIDN’T FIND THIS ONE THIS TIME

So excited that I finally got to find one

THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER FOUND A CACHE

Muddy ground and sank in it to my ankles today

ITS DIRTY BUSINESS LOOKING FOR CACHES

Yeah I sank in the mud today! And it felt gross under my feet. Luckily in the back of our Campervan we carry water – actually it is our Shower when we go camping, which we hope to do very soon.

Kyle was over the moon to find this one

FINALLY FOUND THIS ONE

It took us three attempts to find this one! Very tricky cache, hidden well out of sight, but at the same time it made sense where we found it.

We have had so much rain

GETTING VERY WET AND MUDDY NOW

Kyle swaps toys

OH MY GOSH A BIG BOX OF GOODIES TO SWAP WITH

Kyle is such a “Giver” so he loves finding things in our motorhome to “Swap” with these bigger type caches. He loves gifting a toy to another GeoKid 🙂

Fields Are Flooded

WALK THIS WAY – WE HAVE HAD SO MUCH RAIN

We stayed out of  the water this time

YEAH NOT WALKING IN THAT

We stayed on the Road, looking for traffic as we went. There was no way either one of us was going in that deep puddles!

Finding another great cache

ANOTHER WONDERFUL CACHE THAT WAS SO OBVIOUS TO FIND!

Yeah it was dirty on the outside, but surprising enough it was dry and clean on the inside. Some of the caches we have found have been water logged and not able to write in the Log Book!

Great Size Cache

WE COULDN’T BELIEVE WHERE THIS ONE WAS HIDDEN

The Lid was on tight

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO OPEN IT UP

The lid was on that tight that I had to take the container to the Road and gently tap it on the ground.  It took a couple of attempts before the lid was lose enough for me to un-do!

Finding something to swap with

KYLE LOVING THESE CACHES WITH SO MUCH TO CHOSE

Kyle keeps a Zip locked bag in our Campervan with little trinkets inside. And he has lots of fun swapping something for what ever he can find. Today it was swapping a smaller “Bouncing Ball” for smiling badges. Or something like that – we visited five caches so I can’t exactly remember what he swapped with at each one, but do know that he loved finding each cache.

The area we looked in had lots of caches placed by the same member. Which was so handy because we were kinda of aware of what to look for each time.

We are only free members of Geocaching.com – and we don’t have a GPS device with us, so we work with the co-ordinates that each Geocaching description gives us, and then use Google maps to help us out. Not the easiest or quickest way to operate Geocaching In Bundaberg but for us its Okay for the time being.

Maybe next Xmas/Birthday someone will gift me a GPS and pay for full membership to the website/App {hint/hint Kids/Hubby}

Have You Tried Geocaching In Bundaberg?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

Geocaching On The Sunshine Coast

I have heard other travelers mention “GEO Caching” but to be honest I really thought “nope, that’s not for me, it sounds boring” – well guess what….I got bored of our everyday life the other day and thought “Yeah I know we have seen so much of the Sunshine Coast, but there has to be another way to see more”.

Which got me to thinking {dangerous I know} and I kinda stumbled onto GEOcaching app on my phone, I was searching for something else and it popped up. So one thing leads to another and I am off checking it out with online research. Then downloading the app onto my phone, and before I know it we are off walking to our first GEOcache.

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