I managed to get to Whitby today.
Day 11 of Juneathon saw me exercising by helping mum check on a few of her geocaches and then we went a bit further afield to hunt for someone else’s caches.
Geocaching is an adult’s treasure hunt using GPSrs. Nowadays it can be done by anyone using their smartphone by downloading one of several free apps. I started roughly four years ago and have found it to be a really enjoyable hobby. One of the things I love about it, is that you get to see places you’d have never seen if it were not for being taken there whilst hunting for Geocaches. I started whilst I lived in Inverness. I’d already lived there 9 years. But after 6 months of finding little plastic boxes and magnetic key safes hidden all over the city, I had seen more of its wonderful nooks and crannies than in the previous 9 years.
So, today was a walking day. We didn’t really walk very far each time, but it all added up. The view of Whitby Abbey is from one of the caches that mum owns. It was gorgeous there today.
A view of Whitby, from near Whitby Abbey
An example of a Geocache
Geocaching around Whitby Day: Geocaching.
Total Steps taken: 6,978