Sonntag, 5. Oktober 2014

Geocaching in autumn 2014

!!!Attention!!! if you want to do the Aliens Cache in Gehrden, you shouldn't read this post

So this year we made another geocaching tour on 3rd October. :) We had so great weather. We decided to make a tour in Gehrden as there is a cache with a lot of favourite points which we wanted to try out. The cache decription was already very nice. It has a youtube-video. So we tried it.
At the first stage we already had some problems as I didn't look at the hint. So we were searching and searching. And by mistake we found the second stage. ;) All the other stages that were following were really nice (I don't want to describe all of them, maybe one of you would like to make it). Before we went to the final stage, we made a break and there I finally saw the hint for the first stage and guess what, we found it immediatly. ;) After some cake and cookies, we went to the final and were searching and searching again. But we didn't find anything. Then we met some other geocachers, who wanted to look for the final as well. And they were lucky. :) These are some of the stations and the final:



After this Multi, which was only ~500 m long, we decided to make the round in the forest. It had around ~13 caches which were all different. After the first one we found a lovely scary little cemetary. It looked so magical. :) So Fynn and I had to make a lot of pictures there.

All the other caches were nice hidden. And one was very good. Sadly we found the extra stage before we have found the real cache. Normally you should have noticed in the cache, that you need a key for the logbook (we found the key first). And to get the key, you needed two elastic tapes and with a hole and a little wooden stick (which were in the cache), you would have found the tree with the key. :) That was so much fun. We have still tried it even if we had the key. ;)

It was a very nice geocaching and now I only need to find 69 more for my cache 1000. :)

And some little autumn pictures:

Trying: Crocheting

Yeah, finally I tried crocheting. I haven't done that for ages. In elementary school we learnt it, but then I forgot how to do it. In the last time it got so popular. My sister makes hats, other friends are making little animals and some penpals also create little things. And then I saw some lovely bracelets made with crocheting at my mother.
So finally (after a lot of months) I finally sat down for 2 hours and tried to make my first own bracelet. You have to remember it is just the first try.. ;) But I like the result. I didn't take wool for it but fabric remnants.. :) How do you like it? What are you crocheting? And which kind if things do you like made with it?

Montag, 29. September 2014

Geocaching in September

Geocaching in September was fun this month. What would you expect in this mailbox?
This month we went on some little geocaching tours. We found a very cute little closet for childrens books. That was a multi, but it was so short that I'd never thought it was a multi. So we were still looking for other caches. For one of them we had some problems to find it. The hint was "green" but we didn't expect it between other plants. ;)
And as the multi was so short we also tried another short multi. We managed to solve the jigsaw puzzle with uv-light, but at the final we didn't find a box. So we have to come back again.

Yesterday we made a 3 hrs geocaching tour with some traditionals. Those we need for a mystery. Sadly we were not very lucky with it. In one of them there was no logbook, some others we didn't find. One was harder than expected as it was under a very unimpressive stone. And we also found some nice ones at bridges and a little river.


But the best one was in the mailbox. It was with music and I guess at night it is even much better. Guess we have to come here again. Maybe with some other geocaching friends?



And today I made a really little multi with a friend. This was only 20 m. Would you call it a multi. I wouldn't. But it was still nice and expecially the landscape was great. :)

Mittwoch, 24. September 2014

Slamming and geocaching in Vienna

Yeah, it was time for another slam swapper meeting. This year it was in Vienna. :) It was my 5th time that I was flying somewhere. The last time was 2008 and also to Vienna. I was happy that it wasn't a long flight.

We stayed those days at my pal Christina and her boyfriend Christian. :) Thank you again, that we were able to stay at your place. 

On our first day (Thu) we explored the city with geocaching. We didn't want to see the normal places as we've seen those in 2008 already. So we made two multis. One was in the multi that started close to the Stephansdom. It showed us some cosy backyards. We were surprise where it brought us. And on our little tour we also met some nice geocachers from Poland. :) 
You've got mail
Hehe, and as I'm a penpaller I had to do the "You've got mail" cache. ;) Here you can see what it was:

In the afternoon we made a multi in the park of Schönbrunn. Last time in Vienna we only saw the castle and with the multi we explored the park a bit more and it was very nice. :)

On Friday we met the girls from the slamming world. It was so nice to see them again and we were walking around in the city and trying to explore the town with shopping for crafting things. ;)

In front of the Hundertwasserhaus
Geocaching event
On Saturday we started the day with a geocaching event. There were some geocachers from Norway who wanted to meet some people from Vienna or other travellers. It was nice to meet geocachers from Vienna and other countries. Sadly it rained all of the time. :( After the meeting we were driving to the central cemetary of Vienna. There we met the slam girls again. As it was still raining, we were mostly spending the day inside of a restaurant and at a café. Of course we were slamming. ;) And in the evening we visited a very nice restaurant on one of the close little mountains. I was surprised to see histamine free wine on their card (sadly they were too expensive :( ).
the slam girls
Slovakian cache
Lost place cache
And our last day we spent with Christina and Christian. They drove with us to Slovakia and Hungary as we wanted to get the souvenirs for that countries. :) In Slovakia we were still able to buy some sweets. :) And in Hungary we visited a lost place, the border between Slovakia and Hungary. That was a scary place. And we looked for another cache in Hungary which hadn't a container. :( I've never found a cache with only a logbook, so I was very surprised. On our way back to the airport we visited some ancient roman places which was very interesting and we made a break in a typical "Heurigen". :)
Border between Slovakia and Hungary
Cache in Hungary
It was a really lovely little holiday. But it felt like we didn't have enough time for everything.

Medieval market Remeringhausen

This month we've been to the Medieval market in Remeringhausen for the first time. In the last years we haven't been there as we were on the festival mediaval. So we were very curious to see how it is. We only know the MPS from Bückeburg, which we skipped in the last years as it got too expensive. Remeringhausen was much cheaper.

Well, I liked most bands, but it was very much irish and scottish music. But that was okay for us as we were sad that we couldn't join the Festival Medieval this year, which had a irish and scottish special. So we saw Rapalje, the Kilkenny band and heard some from far away. We also saw Saltatio Mortis, but I won't tell anything about it, I don't like them.. But I guess some of you might know that. ;) Rapalje was great and I was surprised that their cds were very cheap, so we were able to buy two new ones. :) Their evening concert was also very nice.

The location is nice for a medieval market. I have to say that I've never been to Remeringhausen, also  if I grew up not far from there. They have a lot of green and romantic places. 

And the stalls were okay. They had a lot of different stalls and the food was okay. At least it wasn't as expensive as on the Castlefest. 

I guess, if we won't go to the Festival Mediaval next year, we'll join this market again. Bückeburg is too big and expensive. This is okay for me.