Sunday, September 28, 2014

Photography and caching in Iceland

I want to start off by saying that Iceland was awesome, and one day is not anywhere near enough time to spend there. But, alas, one day is all we had, and we filled it with a photography tour of the area. This is one of the neatest tours I've been on, as the leader is an experience photographer and had a great eye for when to stop. We also had multiple times to check out rainbows and play with that. I am likely going overboard with photos on this post, but it was really quite fantastic.

We did also happen to find three caches on this day. It was nice that we would be enjoying the scenery and taking photos, then one of us would open the app and have a cache very nearby.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Climbing lots of stairs in Lerwick

After finding another yarn shop (Jamieson's of Shetland) and getting a couple of gifts for family members, Evan and I split up from CJ and Lesley to find a geocache and shop while in town. We loved the setting of this town and took quite a few photos, then I set off (since Evan was still in his boot) and proceeded to climb what felt like a million steps to find a cache in front of the very beautiful town hall (Red Herring?).

The only downside to this day was the big wait to get off the ship - but we used that reading and resting.

Also, Evan had some issues walking, so we got a cab at some point and he gave us a neat little tour, including seals!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cache by the fish market in Bergen, Norway

In Bergen, Evan and I set off on our own to explore the town, making good use of a hop-on, hop-off bus that traveled around the town. I made a nice yarn shop find to keep my hands busy once we got back on the ship (Strikkelykke - it was awesome!).

We did try to find a couple of caches while in Bergen, but didn't have luck on the first one (where the photo was taken). However, we had success after killing time to wait out muggles at Strandkaien.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Starting the trip off with a geocache at the hotel

CJ, Lesley, Evan and I finally made it to Denmark, and we are so glad to have started the trip off with a geocache right at the hotel. I have to admit that we made this much harder than it had to be, but it was still a neat location and we enjoyed exploring the grounds. If you ever find yourself in Copenhagen, check out The Tower and the Arena.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Looking forward to caching in Europe

In a few weeks, I'll be in Europe, caching my way at each stop we make. This is just a countdown to the trip.