Polar travellers

Some weeks ago when I had some time to kill at Rotterdam Airport (flight delayed because of a WW2 bomb found near London City Airport), I headed off on my bike to a local geocache and dropped off my first ever travel bug – “Polar Traveller – Please help a Polar Bear“, with the hope that fellow geocachers will help it on its goal to reach Svalbard, in the Arctic.

A week or so ago, I received e-mail notification that it has been picked up, and is on its way to Norway with a family who are vacationing there (come to think of it, I could of cheated and taken it to Norway myself, but that would be no fun!).

Today, Mum, Dad and I attended the UK’s first geocaching mega event at Harrogate, in Yorkshire, and whilst we were there, dropped off my second travel bug “Polar Traveller – Pick up a Penguin“, whose goal is to travel to the Falklands, South Georgia and Antartica. I wonder if it will reach there before I do?

The event itself was very well attended, and as well as plenty of geocaches in the area (we found three – each of which was marked by a ring of 10+ cachers… not too challenging), there were a number of stalls selling geocaching products. Having seen the new Garmin Oregon, I think I now know that I’ll be upgrading my gps in the not too distant future.

Postscript – I received notification this morning that the penguins have been picked up, and will be dropped off in a new location soon.

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