ONLINE COMMUNITIES LEAD TO OUTDOOR TREASURES!

by Paula on October 29, 2010

Today we took advantage of half term, some dry weather and a desire to get outdoors and went Geocaching. For those of you that don’t know…
  
“Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment”
 
 
Telling our young son that the long country walk we are going on is actually a treasure hunt, and knowing there’s real treasure out there to find, means we have a purpose and focus to our walks, and a lot of fun along the way!
 
Today we found 2 Geocaches in the Bristol area – and very exciting it was too!
 

What a great example of using online communities and networks to bring people together to share an idea, get fresh air and exercise and have lots of fun along the way.

And who was it who said to me that today’s young people spend all their time in front of a computer and not enough time outdoors…..?!

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