10 years today since I started geocaching, back then there were no smartphones and gps gadgets were relatively expensive. First attempts were just relying on the OS map and clues taking me up in the hills, it was darn hard, 7 weeks later I finally found my first geocache with a local drive by with an easy clue - I was hooked and put the order in for a gps from America.
10 years later totted up 405 finds mostly over the lake district, finding hidden gems and devilish caches in caves, down water logged tunnels, up many trees, the odd puzzle (not keen on puzzle caches), attempting to be first to find newly placed geocache and finding like many to have been beaten to them by a local fell runner.
My 1st find with map 27/06/2005 - Flannagan and Allen (Cumbria) - http://coord.info/GC4FCB
My 1st find with GPS 09/07/2005 - Castle Hill - http://coord.info/GCNQ29
FTF 29/01/2006 - Lift Thine Eyes to the Hills - http://coord.info/GCT69X
Favourite series - Quest for the Ring of Power - http://coord.info/GCYJTC
longest walk (12 mile / 15 caches) - Uncle Monty's Country Cottage - http://coord.info/GC1WDE3
Most memorable - Secret Cave (Trail to the Cave) - http://coord.info/GCWGQK
Most devious - It's a lock out - http://coord.info/GCWZ03
(4 hours carrying a large toolbox over fell finding keys to unlock all the padlocks)