Last Sunday wasn’t a very enjoyable day geocaching wise. I only found and complete a couple of caches of the > 10 on my to do list.
It looked a bit like the starting days of my geocaching adventures somewhat a year. I couldn’t seem to spot any of the caches. I guess I had my off-day, maybe partially caused by a wedding party the evening before. I’m as such not a party animal and thus didn’t stay that late. But one can’t leave immediately after the dessert by saying that one needed to be brisk for geocaching the other day. My better half was also present and she wouldn’t find this amusing either. It wasn’t an entirely geocaching-less evening since I encountered a fellow geocacher that lives nearby my place but never spoke to. I’ve only seen him at the CAROLO GEOCACHING CHALLENGE #1.
Anyway, I wanted to sweep some trads in the neighbourhood, but I only found these:
- Rondje Scherp-Zichem 19: De Demer GC1B6KV
- Rondje Scherp-Zichem 11: Bedevaartwegen GC1AXY7
- Brabantia Flandrensis – 8 (Wijngaardberg) GC1307X
I also have met a geocacher. Actually, unless I meet up with the usual suspect for geocaching, I don’t see any non-muggles whilst geocaching. It’s rather a lonely sport
Having said this, then comes the dilemma what to do when you don’t find a cache. Does one log it as a DNF or not? Until now, I always I blamed myself for not finding it and thus didn’t need to DNF a cache. Not that I’m ashamed about it, but a DNF is – in my opinion – a sign to the cache owner that there is something wrong with the cache. Unless I’m 100% sure, I don’t think that there is a reason to alarm. Even if I’m 99% sure, I prefer to contact the owner directly. Only in 1 case, the cache was indeed vanished.
Back home, I solved some mystery caches (more on that later) and logged a virtual: Beton-Cache GCK02P