Thursday, 30 October 2014

Madhouse Diaries : Best geocache ever !

The weather hasn't been great this week so we decided to make the most of a sunny afternoon to get out into the fresh air. We started off with a trip to the swings.

Then - yes, you guessed it ! - popped over to a nearby wood to see if we could grab a few geocaches before the sun went down.

We found a couple of regular caches then stumbled across this one which is a work of sheer genius ! In the cache is a doorbell.

You push the button then listen carefully and the chimes lead you to the actual cache, hidden below the other part of the doorbell that has been stuck to a tree !

This had us in stitches because we had Pierre at one location, pushing the button, while the rest of us went crashing through the surrounding trees trying to locate the source of the sound !

Sophie got there first !

We found this cute travel bug inside. CITO stands for Cache In Trash Out which is a call for geocachers to tidy up the countryside as you go. We do tend to do this, even uncovering a stolen handbag hidden in the undergrowth at a park on one occasion !

Pierre investigated the insects with his magnifying glass again !

Then we collected some autumn leaves for a crafts session at home.

Pierre played with a pile of logs.

And Juliette uncovered a geocache that wasn't even supposed to be there !

I would think the woodcutters uncovered it by accident so we checked the proper coordinates and put it back in the right place.

The kids wanted to carry on but it was getting late so I thought we'd better head for home. We'll definitely be back to find some more from this series though.

Just time for some last minute puddle jumping before the bus arrived !

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Madhouse Diaries : Uncovering Hidden Corners of Dunkirk


  1. how amazing,its great when you get to find something so different, well done to the inventor.

    1. Just shows there's so much more to discover ! You never know what you'll find ! :)

  2. Ooh, I love the idea of that geocache, must have been fun! Looks like you all had a great time out in the autumn woods.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids