+The Chaos Crew Posted October 19, 2010 Share Posted October 19, 2010 I saw a thread like this a while ago in the general forums, but I’m interested in how my fellow Brits (and Irish peeps ) first discovered the hobby. I originally found out about it via a throwaway mention on an arts and crafts forum I frequent, back in early 2008. But I got to thinking about this yesterday, and I wondered whether I would have discovered it between then and now if I hadn’t noticed (and been sufficiently intrigued to google it) that one little mention back then. My only friends who geocache, are those who I have met through geocaching, and I can’t recall ever seeing it mentioned on the news / on a TV programme etc – other than those programmes I was directed to via this forum eg the Radio 4 programme a few months ago, or the recent quiz show that had some cachers as panellists. I wouldn’t have heard/seen those otherwise. The reason I thought on this yesterday, was that I was sending a Postcrossing postcard, and on the recipient’s profile it said that she and her family go geocaching every weekend. I’m pretty sure that is the first time I have naturally come across a mention of geocaching in all this time. It sometimes feels, because we talk about it amongst ourselves so much, and bring every little media write-up to each others’ attention, that the hobby is so mainstream now. But most “normal” people I talk to still don’t seem to have heard of geocaching. And like I say, apart from seeing that one little mention by chance almost 3 years ago, I think I would also have been blissfully ignorant until reading that Postcrossing profile. It’s such a big part of my life now, we plan most of our weekends around caching, that it’s weird to think that if I hadn’t been browsing that crafting forum that day, and hadn’t spotted that particular post, and hadn’t had the time/inclination to google it….it doesn’t bear thinking about lol So – how did you discover geocaching? And if you had missed that first opportunity, would it have been years like in my case until you came across it again? Quote Link to comment
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