Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Underwater Geocaching

I did something pretty far out today with my daughter and a couple of geocaching friends. We went out in a little boat and found an underwater geocache (waypoint code GCJ384), sitting on the bottom of Lake Mälaren at a depth of four meters. Underwater visibility was only two meters. Before locating the cache, I found a broken scuba flipper. The lengths to which some people will go for their hobbies!

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Blogger Martha said...

Did you use just mask and snorkel to find the geocache? Your enthusiasm is admirable if...well.. a little wacky. But then, I've never done it myself, so I can't know how obsession worthy a hobby it is.

12 July, 2006 18:30  
Blogger Martin said...

Mask, snorkel and flippers. Without them, I'd have had a hard time getting down to the bottom and moving around down there before surfacing for air. But it only took about four dives to find the cache. The GPS is pretty accurate.

12 July, 2006 18:35  
Anonymous Wife said...

Sota dotra! Snart ses vi!

14 July, 2006 23:15  
Blogger Hans Persson said...

Oooh, du har tagit den! Den har jag tittat lystet på, men eftersom jag inte har någon lämplig båt (och speciellt inte i Mälaren), inte kan simma mer än enstaka meter och aldrig har sysslat med dykning lär det nog ta ett tag innan jag lyckas logga den.

11 August, 2006 00:15  
Blogger Martin said...

That's like myself and any caches that require mountaineering equipment. I simply put them on the ignore list. But there were a couple of guys who got lucky with a cache in a very high tree near Vanadisbadet in Stockholm. They were just there to check it out, when they happened upon a man with a skylift who was pruning the trees. So he gave them a lift, in a very literal sense!

11 August, 2006 09:01  
Blogger Hans Persson said...

Jag har provat att klättra på inomhusvägg en gång, och det var jättekul (trots höjdrädsla). Jag är klart sugen på att prova på ett riktigt berg någon gång!

14 August, 2006 11:20  
Blogger Martin said...

I prefer caves. You hardly ever come across one where you can actually walk around. It's 3D mountaineering in the dark!

Klövbergsgrottorna is the largest cave in the Stockholm area, beautifully situated at the seashore in Tyresö. And there's a geocache inside!

14 August, 2006 11:39  
Blogger Hans Persson said...

Jag har provat lite smått i grottor också, men inga långa utflykter och inga där man inte kunna gå, åtminstone om man går dubbelvikt.

14 August, 2006 23:08  

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