Yesterday visited some friends that have a summer house on the coast close to where we live -well 30 minutes by boat. The objective was for the guys, my husband (Leslie) and his counterpart Göran to do some winter water-skiing. A perfect way to start 2008 they said. They still haven’t figured out that the vikings were extinct some years ago. So yesterday Gittan (Göran’s wife) and myself watched as these crazy guys took on a dry-suit and proceeded to water-ski. It was about -3 degrees outside, windy and snowing. Pretty cold. So I froze to death taking the photos, as one drove our motor boat (which has no cabin) the other got on the water-skis, and me navigating the camera on this freezing cold bumpy ride. Maybe I will post the photos later. Afterwards during dinner, Göran and Gittan told us about a sport called geocaching, you need a GPS. The details are provided below. It’s like hashing for those that do this, maybe less social but absolutely loads of fun. Check it out, you may have a cache close to you 🙂

“Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”) anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and “treasure,” usually toys or trinkets of little value. Today, well over 480,000 geocaches are registered on various websites devoted to the sport. Geocaches are currently placed in over 100 countries around the world and on all seven continents, including Antarctica.”


  1. lol, it sounds like a great way to get the kids out of doors and away from the PC.

  2. It’s more of a game than a sport. Almost anyone can do it, depending on the level of accessibility of the cache.

    I usually take my 6-year-old along. Its another way to enjoy the outdoors and she gets to exchange one of her useless toys for an equally useless object out of the cache.

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