February 16th, 2016

morton ave

Cape May

There had been a bit of snowfall during the week, but I figured anywhere below my latitude, especially near the beach, would be snow-free. So Cape May was a good choice for a little geocaching trip. Saturday's trip was mostly about getting some geocaches in Franklin, Buena, Estell Manor, Corbin City, and Petersburg, since I hadn't been to that area in a very long time. The one thing I thought was funny there was the reflector face at "First Smiley".

Finally hit the beaches on Sunday in Cape May, Avalon, and Sea Isle City. "Welcome to Cape May!" was a field puzzle cache, even though it was classified as a traditional cache. This one had a combination lock and required an Etch-A-Sketch to get the four-digit combination from the given instructions. Unfortunately, the Etch-A-Sketch that was supposed to be at the cache site was missing. While searching the web for a way to do this online, I got the idea of looking for a phone app instead. EtchPad did the trick! "Compass Rose" was another Cape May field puzzle. It required looking for tags in 7 compass directions to get the final coordinates. This actually seemed rather onerous to do in 18°F weather. I only found 6 of the tags but luckily, that was enough info to use an aerial photo to make an educated guess about the final location.

The caches...Collapse )