Geocaching on Islay

Do you know that there are around 13 boxes carefully hidden on Islay and on Jura? Do you know that these boxes contain items left by people who found them? Do you know you can find these boxes as well? Do you know that these boxes are also carefully hidden in other parts the world? And do you know you can find these boxes with a GPS device using the coordinates you find on a website?

Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure. A geocacher can place a geocache in the world, pinpoint its location using GPS technology and then share the geocache's existence and location online. Anyone with a GPS device can then try to locate the geocache. A friend told me that, when she was on Jura in May, she discovered a geocache site by the trig point on the hill above Ardfernal. If you visit the Geocaching Website you can read more about this new phenomenon and on the map you can roughly see where the geocaches are located on Islay and Jura. But alsomake sure to check other parts of Scotland or the area where you live. You'll be surprised to find out how many of these boxes are hidden! Below is a youtube video where is explained what Geocaching is and how you can participate. Have fun!!



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