I enjoy a good walk, and it's even better if there is some Tupperware hidden along the way, and I love the friendships that I have made through the social side of Geocaching especially the UK Megas (sadly I missed Perth due to illness but have attended the rest).
If I was pushed, I would say that my favourite ever cache was "Your Mission..." by Pharisee (GCKZ29) sadly now archived and the best series in the West Midlands area would be the Alchemy Quest originally by MarcB (GCHJN4) which I completed with friends all in one day in August 2006.
Apart from SideTracked caches, my favourite caches are those which involve a good walk with relatively easy finds. My least favourite caches are Earthcaches, though I appreciate others like them and I've even hidden one of my own.
As a scout leader I also work with my groups to get the Scout Geocaching Badge and have one Scout Travel bug travelling in America and one that is just about to leave. One of the best hikes involved finding caches shaped as a squirrel, ducks, hedgehog, camo as well as normal boxes with scouts.
I enjoy geocaching in the West Midlands and recently finally solved the Birmingham New Street geocache (although have yet to find it).
I feel as though I'm still a novice as I've not yet found 1000 caches but I'm working on it. My best day caching was in July this year when along with another member of the team we found 55 caches on a walk around Banbury.
When I first joined the team I'd never been to a mega and didn't know what to expect - but now I have and I do! The journey so far has been fun, challenging and thought provoking - I'm looking forward to the challenges this venture will give me and of course meeting fellow cachers.
I would love to make this Mega as accessible to everyone as possible. So please come to events and meet with me and my assistance dog as we would love to chat with you.
I've only been caching a few years but visited many wonderful places. Italy is on the cards this year!
I love to camp, ride my bike and read. When caching and camping in York a spikey little friend came to visit our tent and as part of caching, it reminded me of how much we need to care for the environment and the creatures in it.
I look forward to meeting you all at CITO and other events.
It also led me to meet my lovely partner in 2020 during lockdown! Who'd of thought it!?
I've made so many friends through geocaching, it feels like a real community.
When not caching, I both compete in and coach target shooting, and spend the rest of my spare time hillwalking, climbing and letterboxing.
As a social animal, I prefer caching with friends and enjoy going out for a good old-fashioned trail of caches to rack up some miles under foot, or sitting down as a group of friends and solving a good puzzle before heading off to find it.
I'm always happy to meet fellow cachers so if you see me about, come and say "Hi!"