A collection of my photographs, interests (Geocaching and camping), past times , and thoughts

GeoCaching…Albany Nomads

Garmin Oregon 200

Garmin Oregon 200



A number of years ago we were introduced to the pastime of GeoCaching and without going into depth what GeoCaching is all about… it’s a lot easier for me to add some URL links at the bottom of this blog page, that can describe far better than I can type 🙂

Myself and my wife Nola and our Border Collie Dylan make up the GeoCache team called the “Albany Nomads”…… Our home is in Albany, Western Australia on the south Coast of WA. We the Nomads are not one of your compulsive cachers but we do gain a lot of enjoyment with the pastime and dig out the GPS when ever we can and especially enjoy incorporating GeoCaching into our camping holiday breaks.

Our GPS’s consist of a Garmin Oregon 200 (Our main and prefered GPS) we also use a Garmin GPSMAP 60c and just lately acquired an IPhone 3gs which has the Geocaching.com software fitted to it.

A few caches that stand out from others were a cache called “Hidden Beach” that had us scrambling down the cliff face to a deserted beach to find a cache located inside a cave..whilst the cache was nothing special the getting to it and the picturesque landscape was outstanding.

Caching at Hidden Beach

Caching at Hidden Beach

The view from Hidden Beach

The view from Hidden Beach

Ourselves and a group of local fellow cachers climbed Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges to find a cache (again the journey to find the cache being the highlight)

Its a long way to the top if you want to find a cache (Bluff Knoll)

Its a long way to the top if you want to find a cache (Bluff Knoll)(ACDC)

And a special mention to a local cacher in Denmark (West Aust) “roymerc” needs to be made as he puts together some of the BEST and intriguing caches that you can find. if on the South Coast of WA make sure you attempt some of Roymerc’s caches

The Albany Nomads aren’t big fans of puzzle caches.. our preference is for caches that require a bit of a walking challenge..and our third team member Dylan our Border Collie will bark for that as well. …Another enjoyment is that we have introduced a few people now to this past time and they get a kick out of it as much as us.

A group caching challenge in The Porongurup’s WA

One of the other stand out things that we enjoy about GeoCaching is that it takes you some very over looked fantastic spots (be in your own community or when on holidays)..places that you would normally not goto..but sure glad that now you have.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4VFeYZTTYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5wKQ4yfMsY&list=PL939C3CBDC2F2F385&index=2&feature=plpp_video

http://www.youtube.com/user/GoGeocaching?v=Thd4c5Ihfeg

Hope you enjoy the the blog and photos on the HOME page, feel free to email..We would love to hear from you.

Regards John and (Nola and Dylan )…Albany Nomads

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2 responses

  1. Joshua bolton

    Would like to know where hidden beach is as It won’t show up on my ego caching map please send me the location for I would like to try and find it tomorrow as I am going caching

    Please reply ASAP

    Thanks josh .

    November 30, 2013 at 11:26 pm

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