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8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

On 25th August 2013, I somewhat sceptically found my first ever geocache in my hometown of Bray, Co Wicklow. From the moment I put my hand on that bottle-top micro and dubiously asked “is this it?”, I was hooked. In a lot of ways – and at the risk of sounding a tad dramatic – geocaching… Read More 8 Things I’ve Learned in 5 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching in the Fairy Realm, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

It was high time that I got out in to the woods again so I opened my geocaching map last week and had a look for a series that might tickle my fancy. I had heard great things about The Fairy Realm series by Wicca Cailín from various cachers, so decided it might be a good way to ease myself back… Read More Geocaching in the Fairy Realm, County Wicklow | The Geocaching Junkie

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Geocaching in the USA & Canada: The Best of the Rest | The Geocaching Junkie

A round up of my favourite geocaches in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, New York City, Princeton and Philadelphoa… Read More Geocaching in the USA & Canada: The Best of the Rest | The Geocaching Junkie

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12 Reasons why Geocachers are the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

1. We’re not afraid to get our feet a little wet… 2. Or our hands a bit dirty!  3. We don’t let bad weather put us off looking for tupperware in the woods 4. We are happy to go geocaching all on our own…. 5. Or in a group! 6. We don’t mind looking a bit… Read More 12 Reasons why Geocachers are the Best | The Geocaching Junkie

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Take me back to Achill | The Geocaching Junkie

August started off with a busy weekend at the UK Mega in Essex (check out my blog post all about it here) and quietened down a bit after that. The big news was that I reached 365 days in my geocaching streak! I still can’t believe I managed to do it. It wasn’t easy – some… Read More Take me back to Achill | The Geocaching Junkie

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Essex 2015 – A MEGA weekend! | The Geocaching Junkie

26th July – 3rd August was UK Mega week and this year, the honours went to Essex as the venue. It was an easy decision for me to attend this mega – it’s not too far from where njcbailey & Walden Eleanor live in Essex, so when they said they were going, The_Mother and I… Read More Essex 2015 – A MEGA weekend! | The Geocaching Junkie

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What’s 007 plus 81? James Bond and my Fizzy Grid | The Geocaching Junkie

I will always remember July 2015 as the month I finished my DT Matrix and I met James Bond! Fizzy Challenge I had been working on finishing the DT grid for quite a while and the last few combinations needed were really proving difficult to achieve, partly because of lack of time to commit to going for… Read More What’s 007 plus 81? James Bond and my Fizzy Grid | The Geocaching Junkie

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Is It All About The Numbers? An Interview with Ireland’s Top Geocache Finder | The Geocaching Junkie

When I attended my first event in November 2013, one of the first questions I was asked was ‘how many caches have you found?’ At the time, I had found less than 100 and definitely felt like the quintessential newbie in a see of experienced geocaching demi-Gods. I know better now of course! If you enter the world… Read More Is It All About The Numbers? An Interview with Ireland’s Top Geocache Finder | The Geocaching Junkie

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What’s your favourite cache type? | The Geocaching Junkie

Do you have a favourite cache type? According to the Groundspeak website, there are 17 geocache types to find – that’s right, SEVENTEEN*!! Although some are much more rare than others, of course, and some are not even listed on the geocaching website (read: waymarks) but they are listed under geocache types there. To date, I have… Read More What’s your favourite cache type? | The Geocaching Junkie

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Celebrating 15 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie

On 3rd June 2000, exactly one month after the first ever geocache was hidden in Beavercreek, Oregon by Dave Ulmer, Europe’s First (GC43) was hidden on Bray Head, in county Wicklow, Ireland. I’m very lucky to live just a stone’s throw from this historic piece of geocaching heritage and it was among my first 20 finds. I didn’t really understand the importance of… Read More Celebrating 15 years of Geocaching | The Geocaching Junkie