+Divine Posted March 11, 2004 Share Posted March 11, 2004 (edited) I started to think which means of transport I have used when I've been caching, and the list appeared to be surprisingly long. I've never chosen any particular transportation just to add it on the list; every item in the list has got there just because it's been convenient just to choose that particular vehicle at that time. On the other hand, I didn't count e.g. airplanes in the list, although I've found caches on vacations to where I've flown with one. I counted any transportation in when I have gone just to search some particular cache. In case I traveled with an express bus, train or airplane just to go search caches, I'd count them in. Walking – Almost any caching trip calls for walking, but I’ve also been known to run, and crawl. Car – As much as I despise unnecessary driving (i.e. wasting nature, gas and money), I have to admit I drive quite a lot when caching. If the caches are in my home town or whenever else I have opportunity, I try to use muscular power or public transportation when going to hunt. Nowadays I also try to search more than one cache at the same driving trip and/or try to mix my caching trips to some other activities at the same direction. Bicycle – I often ride my bike to local caches, especially at summertime, but I’ve taken the bike with me in the car when going caching in the capital area. It was often easier to find one parking place and ride bike to the caches. Such a cache was e.g. Pitkäkoski by ossmo. Local buses – Of course often in my home town, but I’ve used them when geocaching also e.g. in Hämeenlinna and Bangkok. Taxi – In Bangkok it was easy and cheap to move by taxi. When going to search Monkeybusiness in Bangkok, the Taxi driver actually used my GPSr to navigate to the cache site. Unfortunately I never found the cache. It may have disappeared. Metro – Well, in Bangkok it’s called Sky Train (although they’re building an underground metro too), and I used it at the same trip as bus. Boat – This was also in Thailand, this time near Krabi. We were on a two-deck boat meant for transporting tourists when I found The Castaway Cache. We rode similar boat also, when we went to Phi Phi islands, where I never found the cache. Tuk tuk - If you go caching in Thailand, sooner or later you'll see tuk tuks, those wacky smaller-than-taxi transportations. When we searched our first foreign cache in Phuket, we took a tuk tuk to the cache site. Unfortunately the cache appeared to be stolen. Snowmobile – I was wading in knee-deep snow endless trek towards the cache in Seitseminen National Park when I suddenly and surprisingly got a lift by a man riding a motor sleigh, who was making ski tracks in the forest. Motorbike – Again in Thailand, this time in Hua Hin. We needed a means to get to the Thaiswed cache more than 20 km away, and 4 € for a 24 h rent of a small motorbike (only 110 cc) seemed a tempting offer. Of course, having at least 15 years since I last had driven a 2-wheeled motorized vehicle, and doing it now in chaotic Thailand left-hand traffic made it even more exciting! Skiing – The owner of the cache at Vahankivi said that the cache site isn’t particularly special, so I decided to make the hunt memorable by skiing there in deep unbroken snow through a logging area and swamp. Skating – The ice of lake Pyhäjärvi was crystal clear and smooth when we went to hide my cache in Viikinsaari. A perfect day for skating! Snowshoes – I borrowed friend’s snowshoes when going to hide my birthday cache, Holy Moley! Edit: phrasing & typos. Edited March 11, 2004 by Divine Quote Link to comment
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