NORWAY: Geocaching in Drammen in cold February

Woot! Maerose here. This entry is probably very long overdue. 😛 I’d still give it a shot though. Carl and I were still dating, and most of our dates involved endless walks and tours and geocaching both in the woods and in the city. I remember the first time I told him about geocaching, sure, he had heard all about it before but had not tried it yet. As for me, I had about 20 found caches from when I started in Denmark a couple of years ago. Now, I have 184 found caches!

Geocaching is more like treasure-hunting, so it uses all of your senses! I usually tease Carl for having a very keen sense of sight! He normally finds caches hidden in the woods faster than I do! To say the least, we got hooked in the game. So we followed routes and spent almost all our weekends trying to make the number of found caches up. The caches range from a small tube to a big tupperware, and sometimes treasure chest! You can trade trinkets, coins, etc or help other people with travelling stuff. For instance, we took a travelling tag from Finland to Norway last month! How cool is that! 😀

Finding our first cache!
Finding our first cache!

Lucky enough, there’s a cache nearby – the GC3AREK. It was carefully hidden inside a pipe, and only tall enough people could reach it. Haha 😀 So, that was the very first cache Carl and I found as a team.

In total, we found 9 caches on that day, and here are some photos of our beautiful city taken during the geocaching hunt:

Finding a cache hidden on a water tank by the Drammen Swimming Hall (Drammensbadet)
Finding a cache hidden on a water tank by the Drammen Swimming Hall (Drammensbadet)
Strømsgodset, a church built in 1843 and designed by architect Christian Heinrich Grosch. It was renovated in 1870 and 1960.
Strømsgodset, a church built in 1843 and designed by architect Christian Heinrich Grosch. It was renovated in 1870 and 1960.
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
A scene from Drammenselva (river)
My husband <3
My husband ❤
A scene from Drammenselva (river), with the Ypsilon bridge in the background
A scene from Drammenselva (river), with the Ypsilon bridge in the background
A scene from Drammenselva (river), with the Ypsilon bridge in the background
A scene from Drammenselva (river), with the Ypsilon bridge in the background

The photos were taken at about the same time last year, late February, and even though the city wasn’t buried in snow, it was super cold. 😛 Anyway, this is all for now. Good times. 😉 Cheers! #spreadlove

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