Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

Opencaching.com, Terracaching.

It has been a while since I posted last.  We are at the end of the month at work and the push is on.  There is also a bit of news and a few things that are going on right now.  So I wanted to take a moment and throw a few thoughts down.

Opencaching.com

They have a new splash page now.  Some weird blue thing in the corner. Perhaps an evil squirrel?  I have not seen many blue animals running around.   Oh well.    I did translate the German.  I got lucky in assuming that it was German

Soon also under a stump in your proximity: Free of charge, openly, in your language!

Now it appears they are just running the site trying to build buzz until they actually do something.  I was getting a lot of hits from Garmin, and their competitors.   Things have tapered off recently, it seems the buzz is fading a little.  In my opinion anyway.  I would have guessed they would release it just before Thanksgiving, just to get things moving while all the pod casts and forums were discussing it.   Now most of them will be moving on.

Terracaching

It seems the site owner and manager is throwing in the towel.  The talk from a few people in the forums is that they just walked away after it took too long for improvements to the site to be made.  It appears now that many people have asked to take over the site.  Who knows what will become of that site now.  Perhaps the pressure of a Garmin site, and the issues made the owner want out.  It seems like an ideal time.   Will it be around?  I would guess so.  Some cacher will buy it just to say they own the site.  Even if it does not do much.

 

 

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