Yesterday, 20 April was International Geocaching CITO Day.
CITO Stands for Cache In Trash Out, where Geocachers will get together and (traditionally) clear the rubbish from a particular area, often in partnership with a local authority. For Example,
A group of cachers went to CITO Event and this was what they collected in just a couple of hours:
Holton Lee is a unique, secluded part of Dorset where visitors can get away from the stresses of life and find time and space for personal growth through access to the arts and the natural environment. All the facilities at Holton Lee have been designed and built to ensure that they are accessible to everyone. Whether you are interested in holiday accommodation, a wedding venue, artists’ studios, exhibition space, conference rooms or just a walk in the beautiful surroundings, Holton Lee has it all!
Holton Lee does have it all, including 20 Geocaches placed on wheelchair friendly paths in two rings of 10 caches.
The Holton Lee event embraced another side of CITO which is preserving the environment. With the help of Geoff, one of the site staff, we planted 20 or 30 trees and bushes, all native species, in a small area. Although we were 90 minutes late arriving (I was intending to be there at 10am…) we (Rach and I) were welcomed and I got to plant an ash tree in what has been dubbed “Cachers’ Corner”.
I will add more photos to the gallery when I have pulled them from the camera. :)
A new series of 10 caches (Holton Lee 2 series) were published at 1pm and after a spot of lunch off we went to find the caches as a group. Except that the group very quickly split up when the main group of walkers with kids and geodogs heading off for the First To Find honour. Being in a golf cart (playing chauffeur to Cache On Wheels) we hung back a little for Paul who was struggling to walk. We managed to get hold of a Tramper (all terrain buggy) for him and followed the main group in our own time. You can read the logs from our adventures on my Geocaching Profile.
For me this was the most fun part of the day, a great laugh racing the Tramper and the golf cart, sometimes the slowly slowly route through muddy water just doesn’t work and you have to floor it!
Thanks to Heather for inviting us, we hope to be at the CITO event in June too!