We had been visiting Hamilton for the night as the Daughter and Son n law now lives here
Ended up getting there early and the Son n law was out and about doing some last minute shopping for Christmas so what better way to fill our time in but caching…..
Off we headed to the first for the day Something Missing? (Waikato) We had ended up on the opposite side due to something missing (bridge) headed down the bank and to GZ however the GPSr had us a few meters away although once we had a scan of the area we figured where we would have put this and bingo…. A cache in hand.
Te Uku View (Waikato) was the next and not far from the first, if we had of stayed on the opposite side we would have been able to walk it but hey the heat was crazy! Ended up getting to GZ and there it was looking at us lucky mugglers have no idea of what we do aye Nice views from here too.
Munros Reserve (Waikato) a drive around the roads that we are not used to and soon found the entrance to the walkway. Short walk to GZ the wife went off one way and I went the other way, I soon had zero on the GPSr and found the cache with ease although plenty of mozzies biting me here… Log was water logged and hard to sign, didn’t have a replacement log on me as left in the car Nice looking bridge though.
Te Owhango Pa (Hamilton) Quick walk in the heat up the hill turn the corner and here is a house near by, all good though as we are stealthy Found easily although GPSr was a bit off at first. Enjoyed the walk to GZ and the walk back. We still had some time for more finds as no text from the Son n law to say he was home so off to the next!
Tauhara Park one (Waikato) this was the next on our list, really busy main road and parking was a pain due to the traffic, left the daughter in the car and off we went to find the goods… Just off the track and yes prickles Grr.. Was all good though as found the goods and signed the log….. Off to the next.
Had to head off to the city last Thursday as the wife had day surgery so this meant I had to wait a few hours so that I can pick her up. I wasn’t going to go all the way back home so what better to do than a few caches… First up!
Massey Reserve (Auckland) Found parking as it was a work day and not alot of parking to be had.. Not far down the road so it wasn’t that far to walk Lot’s of kids at the kindy at the other side of the reserve but stealth was a must anyway due to the housing and passing vehicles. Quick find with out any dramas.
Rocking Out in Rockfield Reserve (Auckland) Interesting as there had been a cache here before and we had found it so this was a new one to be found.. Funny thing for this was as we used to work just a few doors away from the reserve many years ago and lot’s of stories to be had about this reserve… It was noisy as there was lots of old dried leaves under foot so it felt like people could have been hearing my every move Took a while only because I was on my own and I just wondered if I looked far too out of place if someone came around the corner the cache was in the place I first thought I would hide it but of course I didn’t look until after
It’s all about being natural! (Auckland) This was again in a very busy street with lots of people and vehicles passing by so again stealth was a big aspect to this cache at this time of the day… Soon had it in my hands and signing the log without too much fuss
Canon in D Minor (Auckland) This was in another reserve and no one around in fact a park was out on the road and a short walk to GZ from the opposite side of the water. Quick easy find in the flax to which I generally hate but this at least was easy to get and the hint was helpful
Winstone Walkabout (Auckland) this was in a large park and I have to admit there had been lot’s of people around.. I wondered if anyone works here although lot’s had been woman with there kids on swings etc so I was in a hurry to get away from there as I might have looked a little odd… Anyway off to GZ and I get a call from Kiwiz@gz asking if I’m caching as they had already been caching…. We decided to meet for lunch so I wanted to get this one quick.. Around 250 meters so off I went.. Hmm Ok I had an idea but to me the hint wasn’t that great as I was at the top of the path looking down with lots of rocks around to my right.. I spotted one thinking yes this is it.. Hmm as I was bending down another call Grr answered quickly and yes Kiwiz@gz again! hung up slipped the Iphone in my top pocket bent down as the rock had a lip to it and I thought perfect place for a cache.. Not to be Off to another rock nope hmm what the…. I had lost my phone, thinking do I just wait until I get a call and hope to find it or go back to where I was.
Phew found in amongst think grass I had to rethink on where this cache was as I wasn’t getting warm at all. Finally you know when you look in an area and think that’s the spot I would put it and as you get closer you see something not right… Well that’s just what happened so signed and off to the car for lunch.
Enjoyed the five finds and the lunch also as needed the break as I found it hard to navigate and drive at the same time with a Ipad
Pictures to follow….
So we had family visiting over the weekend and while we all had to travel to west Auckland to wish someone his 80th birthday we later decided we really should go and do some caching.
Bomb Launch Pad (Auckland) was the first, close by there had been mugglers both sides even people working on there boat but Mr stealthy got the cache!
Bomb Point (Auckland) this was the next on the list and yes a good walk in and not far to go once we parked up Was in a good area too I thought. Nicely hidden.
Bomb Pt View (Auckland) a walk along the banks and we came across the next, nice area and never been here…. All the old bunkers is a must see here.
Bomb Bay (Auckland) still walking along the fence line we again found the cache we had been looking for… Wanting to go kayaking so might return here to look around from the water.
XP-1 (West Auckland) This was not far from the firing range… Glad it’s not active now lol… Still a great place to visit and look at the area.
Be Dazzled (West Auckland) This was a cool camo even though it was fairly easy to find and log… Again enjoyed the walk and at least you could drive from one to the other at times.
Get to the Point (Auckland) Nice find on a fairly good labour day! Good walk to GZ with the tide going out
Piggy goes Piggyback at Brickabacka Bay (Auckland) Still walking along the same beach but this was a camo again by the master. While I was counting down on the Ipad the wife came up with the goods!
Piggy Goes To The End of Bombay (Auckland) This was the last one in this area as time was ticking and we had a long way to get home… Work the next day While many eyes on the area at GZ I have to say I dived in and came up with the goods…. Between you and I, I think the Brother n law is blind
On the way home we decided that no one had found the new cache in Clarks Beach which is at home, waited since Friday night so thought it was time to find it and see if anyone had logged.. To my amazement no one had… I guess the rest is history! 3 in a hole (Franklin) Thanks Kiwiz@gz for a great weekend… We had been talking about it all the way home.. Next time is at your place!
Oh I have some information for those FTF hunters… Word has it there will be a new cache coming within hours (cross fingers) Somewhere in the west.. This is a joint hide between us and Kiwiz@gz. The cache is hidden in Henderson… Not far from the Police station.. Well down the road from it.. across the road from the house we grew up in.. Count down has begun
Get ready to go
So have the family staying and while here they had put a cache out locally…. I thought I would give the locals sometime to log a FTF but 24hrs later and still no log.. Tomorrow I think I will just go find and log it
Weather is crap but we had to take the granddaughter home although that was an excuse for me to go caching and all agreed
Headed off to Pokeno so the family can log some finds and then headed to Don’t Head in to the Forest 2 (Maramarua ) this was a quick find and nice to get the odd one that we hadn’t looked for as we only found three today as Kiwiz@gz had found around 17 in total while we had a drive
The Miranda Exedition (Waikato) this was the next for us and for some reason we had missed this one last time we had been in the area… Good thing was we found it and it was in a good area for parking. Lots of flying insects though Thanks Kevs_Team for the cache.
After the last we stopped at the local fish and chip shop and had a break along with some takeaways very nice and well deserved I thought. I have to say there was a long line of customers but well worth the wait as the meal was great.
24 frames per second (Franklin) this was the last for the day for us and was an easy find even though the weather was crap! Rain, wind and cold!
Above all we had a great time and enjoyed the day out… Yes the weather was crap but the caching as always was a lot of fun.
Well this cache was one that had been just down the road from one of our complex’s from work and yet we had gone looking many months but at the time it had been muggled… Never bothered to look again until today as I had to go to the pharmacy. Feed The Ducks (Auckland) is the name and plenty of ducks to go around. While at the local supermarket a woman came up to me and gave me a free cup cake so guess who got it… The ducks of course! They seemed to enjoy it The cache was easy to find although I would have made it harder than what it really was so lucky the wife came up with it as I was about to crawl around the ground!
Must admit the pond itself was dirty looking and not a great place to be however the cache more than made up for this Picture below was took via the new IOS6 feature of the Iphone. Not bad I thought.
Have been rather slack as we have been caching with Kiwiz@gz and CS1111 since today’s caching…
Plenty found and plenty of good company had. Today we had to go to West Auckland and decided to phone the Kiwiz and meet them for a coffee. Once done we all decided to look for a few caches as Mr Kiwiz had been eyeing these up on the map.
The first was Cache Attractor ! (Auckland) Mr Kiwiz had stopped at the intersection and we made a hard turn to the cache as they had already found this one.. I think they made out that they stopped for us to find this
Today the second was Nice Wee Hoose in the country (Auckland) This was a quick find once at GZ and the lake and house was something else….
In a whole (Auckland) was the next and while I was sorting the data connection Mr Kiwiz came up with this one finally! It was a straight forward find which is always a good one to have found rather than a DNF!
Riverhead Forest (Auckland) this was a letter box cache, our first although not sure why it was such a cache.. Simple to find and a great walk into the forest to retrieve the find!
Do Possums get into Crop Circles? I don’t usually bother with posting our DNF’s on here but this one was frustrating and had all four of us looking Only had Iphones and Ipad and it might be that we had been further away from GZ But to be honest I’m sure we had been at GZ but just didn’t find the goods… Even after something like 45 minutes later On to the next me thinks!
Game Series – 1 Up (Auckland) Last for the day after the DNF, Again a good walk and a quick find… Rather one that was very obvious so at this point it was good considering the last Good day as always so watch this space as I will be updating again soon!
On the way home we ended up driving past this huge wall looked great… Said to the wife we should put a cache in there and what do you know it was Dot Com’s place lol
Well the Kiwiz@GZ has done it….. 1000 finds, Fantastic and well done guys.
We know what it’s like and while your keen to get it…. as it get’s closer it does get more frustrating :)
Fireworks are on me
So it’s been far too long with not going out caching for us… Seemed like work commitments and family commitments had taken it’s toll.
For us this meant we needed to get out for a day’s caching and who better to take was the Kiwiz@gz team. There needing some numbers and we are wanting to do some caching so the day/time was set. Due to us being the other side of Auckland we had to get up at 0530hrs but that was okay as we are used to getting up early for work
We ended up getting to the met point on time and all got in the one vehicle and headed to the north of Auckland starting at the first cache for the day… Here is the days caching events!
Bifurcation leads toTriplication— in Wonderland.this was the first for the day and we had been here before with Kev’s team many months earlier only to have a DNF This again had us going and all was about to give up until I decided to read the hint again and go else where.. Now for us the hint really didn’t do anything for us as the cache just wasn’t matching up however the cache was in our hands and soon after signed for the 1st of the day Okay we are under way and keen as to find some more…..
Unfinished Business (Auckland) here we come… But by the time we had been out of the vehicle the other team (Kiwiz@gz) was off and out of the vehicle like a rat up a drain pipe! there keen! An easy find and at least no mugglers around to worry us as the weather was windy and the cloud was about But no rain
Whale of a Cache (Auckland) was another quick find and the sea was a little rough, The group was at this time thinking the day will go off with plenty of finds… Will it! on to the next…
Down this way for a spot of fishing (Auckland) Got to the parking area as there was a small climb down some stairs to get to GZ however I was having concerns with the ipad as no data connection… Luckily with the iphone there wasn’t a problem as I was on another provider so just shared the connection as the ipad is great for logging However I thought while others go off and find this cache I would phone the phone provider (skinny) and ask what was going on.. The team took so long so I decided after finding the data was down Grr I would see what the others are doing. They all said they couldn’t find it but soon after I arrived the wife came up with the goods… I wonder if they just wanted me to have the exercise
As Easy as ABC to get a FTF (Whangaparaoa) was the next and to be honest I just don’t remember this one at all due to the technical problems I had been having I was more concerned in getting my connection back I just hadn’t been into the caching, at least the others had been! This wasn’t to last though
Just Drift On By (Auckland) Yes we had been here before with Kev’s team and yes we didn’t find it then however the Brother n law was quick to spot this one which was frustrating as it took us some time last time we had been here to give up! Thanks Mr Kiwiz@gz for your keen caching eye!
Little Devil (Auckland) Quick but by no means easy as the cache was in hand but we just couldn’t open the lid It was the first of two that we had found like this… Either some one is Superman or they are using pliers to screw this back together or the possibility of cross threading the thread Got the photo to prove the find though.
Joydon’s View (Auckland) Nice walk to GZ however I just didn’t pay attention to the GPSr as I had most of us looking in the wrong area, Mr Kiwiz found the cache I think his head was swelling
10 Island View (WCW #5) This was amongst housing that could easily over look what we had been doing. Easy find and no one had to go over the fence as the wife could get her hand through to retrieve the cache On to the next of these small gems.
Living on the Edge (WCW #4) We at first had been away from GZ although the wife was on top of it and didn’t realize. Soon though I ended up checking my GPSr and following it to GZ and what do you know, there it was. While others had been signing the log I was logging it and then as I was to put the cache back the Sister dropped it over the fence into a prickle bush….. Over the fence I go and walked to the each of the bank to see the rough seas but great views
Half Way There (WCW #3) At this point the wife decided to drop us off and would meet us at the next cache down the road, All good Mr Kiwiz was at GZ first and looking while we had been looking at the view Yes he came up with this cleaver little cache. It was a slow walk to the next cache close by the bank… What do you think could happen you may wonder! Mrs Kiwiz went down on here ass… Yes down hard and slipping down the small hill but due to the rain previously it made it really bad… Not a good thing to happen but hey you expect these things while Geocaching
Bamboozled! (WCW #1) (Auckland) We had just finished some lunch as we all need a break and something in our gas tanks This was an easy walk to the cache and a rather quick find with beach close by along with housing although we had been behind a fence so all good!
Manly’s Corner (Auckland) Mr Kiwiz found this although he complained that his arms had not been long enough… I think he was just getting tired myself Thanks Mr Kiwiz here me stamp mate! All stamped and signed… On to the next Oh wait what’s this Mr Kiwiz has some blood from his arm…. Patched up and off we go!
The Fallen Giant (Auckland) This was a short walk down some rocks from the road and looking out for the slippery stone but hang on what’s this Mr Kiwiz going for a skate! Hmm I took my time Well while me and Mr Kiwiz was looking below the wife climbed the tree (I hate heights) Yep she found it! Nice hide and yes well up from the tide as stated in the hint.
A Little Known Reserve (Auckland) This was another that I just don’t remember… Far too busy with all that high tech logging stuff lol Between us all we had 1 Ipad 3 Iphones 3 GPSr units… What more do you need lol Anyway it was a find that counted at the end of the day! Foot Note: I just remembered this cache it was just off the road and was an easy find… One of those film canisters lol
A Small Christmas Tree (Auckland) This was an easy find again as I have placed a few of these myself. It was a windy day and up here was no exception but the views made up for it! While soon after the log was signed everyone except me and Mrs Kiwiz was in the vehicle waiting while we had been taking photos!
Looking South (Auckland) This was the second cache we couldn’t open but found… Yes Superman had been here me thinks Took photo and enjoyed the views while here.
Coffee Break , Time 4 A Cache. (Auckland) Yes on the way home we decided to stop for this one although no not for a coffee although could have easily liked too but we had to be in west Auckland for a birthday party! Can’t miss that now can we…. Yes this was an easy find amongst traffic and mugglers although down from the main road enough not to be distracted by everything above
Third Time Lucky? (Auckland) The second to last cache for the day. We had been here before and found the last cache that had been hidden here but apparently has since been muggled. This cache was luckily easy to find but I think wont be muggled in a hurry. Had to watch our footing due to the wet ground and small climb above to the road.
Cabbages and Flaxes (Auckland) The last cache for the day yet we had been lokking at least 60mtrs in the wrong place… Why you ask? Well a certain person from the opposite team believed all our GPSr was telling us a lie and we had been forced lol to look away from GZ. Of course we all got sick of that and decided to follow the GPSr units… Yes you guessed it I walked on by and the wife found the goods!
We all had a blast and enjoyed the company and day. Luckily the weather held off right until the last cache whereby it started to rain. Plenty of people going down from the slippery weather (not me) Looking forward to the next caching trip, this time for the day. twenty found so wasn’t a bad effort I thought and as I said lots of fun and laughter. I highly recommend people cache together or as groups as you have lots of fun doing it.
Till next time.