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Update on Donald the Sun Worshipper

June 27, 2008 @ 18:12 By: gordon Category: Travel bugs

moz-screenshotUpdate: I’ve fixed the link to the pictures.

My Donald the Sun Worshipper travelbug (TBGMFH) has been visiting geocaches in Denmark lately.  A relatively new geocacher who goes by the name martsviolen found him recently and took a couple of pictures of him on the beach in eastern Jutland.  Check out the pictures here.

400th find!

June 07, 2008 @ 18:22 By: gordon Category: Geocaching, Geocoins, Travel bugs

400th find I headed out into the sunshine and heat this afternoon to find a couple of geocaches near home.  The first cache I found was Urban Microcache 1 (GC4BC6), a large micro in a cluster of spruce trees.  That brought me up to 399 finds.

After a brief stop at the big grocery store in Westboro and some browsing in Busktukah, I headed off to find my 400th find.  It turned out to be GAG10 – The Urban Gnome (GC12CH9), near the intersection of Scott and Island Park.  In honour of this milestone, I dropped a travel bug I picked up from a geocache in Greece and released a geocoin (TB1P836).  The geocoin has the goal of reaching the Clock Tower of Nafplio (GC14CHW) in Greece.

A little snow caching

January 28, 2007 @ 20:51 By: gordon Category: Geocaching, Travel bugs

I headed out into the sunny but cold world and found a cache I’ve had my eye on since Christmas. The Christmas Present Cache (GCZW7T) was originally set up just before Christmas as a sort of Christmas present exchange cache. It’s since been replaced with a more traditional cache container, though an assortment of Christmas ribbons and ornaments still adorn trees in the immediate vicinity. While I was following the trails in to the cache, I bumped into a couple of friends who were out cross-country skiing. They decided to accompany me to see what I was up to.

I also took the opportunity to release a Unite for Diabetes travelbug (TB1B65G), which is one of twenty thousand. Each of these travelbugs has a specific destination it’s trying to get to. Mine is trying to get to Tigri, India.

200th find!

July 23, 2006 @ 18:11 By: gordon Category: Geocaching, Travel bugs

I woke up bright and early this morning and decided to dedicate the day to geocaching. I found 9 out of 10 caches (the 10th was a micro on an old railway bridge). I started with a cache near Osgoode and proceeded along the south shore of the Rideau River, stopping at a park near an interchange on the 416 and at Nicholson’s Lock before crossing the river at Merrickville and heading to the chocolate factory in Smiths Falls. There, I tried to find the micro on the railway bridge to no avail and then headed towards Perth, stopping outside Port Elmsley to find a cache that looked liked a birdhouse.

In Perth, I found a cache near the swinging bridge and then headed north towards Lanark to find numbers 199 and 200.

Cache #200, called Animal Crossing (GCKFTE), was near the end of a dirt road. At the very end was a gate with a large sign warning that people entering were subject to real-time photography — not quite sure what that was about. I found the cache fairly easily and released a geoSquid geocoin (TB14EJY) to celebrate my 200th find. From there, I made my way home, stopping in at the Mount Beckwith Cache (GCN56D), where the bugs were terrible.

All in all, a very good day! 🙂

Next stop: Belgium

March 23, 2006 @ 15:49 By: gordon Category: Geocaching, Travel bugs

A few days ago, Donald the Sun Worshipperwas picked up from a geocache in France where he’s been for the last seven months. According to his rescuer, he’s going to be dropped into a cache in Belgium.

Donald’s on the move

August 13, 2005 @ 10:48 By: gordon Category: Geocaching, Travel bugs

Donald the Sun Worshipper, one of my travelbugs, is on the move again! Since I released him in early November 2004, he has visted caches in Ontario, British Columbia, spent much of the winter in Costa Rica before moving on to the Netherlands and now France.