Wednesday, December 23, 2015

You just never know ...

Recently I've gotten into Geocaching.  Have you heart of it ?   It involves a grownup (me), looking for hidden "caches"  using a GPS.   "Where are the geocaches?", you ask.  

Below is a map of the area near where I live.  Each of those icons is a hidden cache.  The nearest one to me turned out to be about 200 m from my front door !   BTW those four happy faces near the centre of the map are four that I have found.   Wherever you live, I can guarantee that there are caches nearby.

 That's it.  That's about all there is to it.  Geocaching is an excuse to explore places with fresh eyes and a challenge to see how many caches you can find.  Most caches include a log book for you to sign and even if they didn't you can always log your find on the web site.

Last week I went to Lunenburg to have lunch with some chums there.  I figured I'd also look for some caches while I was there.

One of them was hidden in an old rotted tree in the cemetery next to the Lunenburg Academy.

The cache in the tree.  Pretty small eh ?
However, sometimes what you find is not what you're looking for ...

While exploring the cemetery I was attracted to this pretty plot and was surprised by the sad message it contained on the two plaques.

Sophia's tragic story brought me up short...


Sophia, I am so sorry.  I truly hope that you did find your reward in Heaven; but I wish you'd had a full and wonderful life first.  I also wish I could travel back in time and smack your mother and give you a hug.



  1. Such a sad story.... Sophia must have been completely devastated to be accused of a crime she didn't commit.

    On a more positive note, congrats on the cache find in Lunenburg. I need to try out geocaching!


    1. Clearly her mother was a piece of work.

      I actually found three caches. There's another near the parking lot at the Academy and another near the Gazebo at City Hall.

      You've got so much stuff on the go, I'd be surprised if you had the time to fit in geocaching !

      Merry New Year !

  2. I have several friends who are into geocaching and they just LOVE it! Happy holidays to you, Sybil!

    1. Some folk get crazy obsessed with finding 1,000 caches a year ... I don't think I'll be one of those ... lol

      Happy New Year Debra !

  3. Amen to that! And kick her brother in the arse...or...

    I've heard of geocaching. Never done it though. It surely brought you to a place filled with great images...rather spooky ones, if I may say so. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year, Sybil.

    1. Not HER brother but the son of the woman who had the money stolen ...

      Bet that are loads of caches near where you live too Linda.

      Happy New year ! Sybil

  4. What is also sad is that there are probably many fewer people today who would be so upset at being falsely accused. Let's hope that karma bit that boy in the ass.

    1. I'm not sure Les. I know that I would not like to be accused of something I didn't do ... I think the fact that her own mother didn't believe her would be what hurt the most. It is such a sad tale. I wish it was fiction.

  5. Poor Sophia. Isn't it amazing the stories you can uncover while exploring a cemetery?

    Tim & I used to do Letterboxing years ago when he was healthier. I think it is somewhat similar to Geocaching, except that one uses a map and a compass instead of a GPS. It does sound like a lot of fun, Sybil!

    1. I think Letterboxing probably began before the caching and I know it still goes on ...

      Rather like a real treasure hunt. I bet you and Tim had a lot of fun. Perhaps his health will improve and you can do it again ...


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