The school has placed a ‘geocache’ which is an internet based treasure hunt. We have hidden a box (called a cache) with a log book in it near Castle Douglas (May 2011) and people, using the geocache website (www.geocaching.com), can log in and find out information on where to look for our hidden cache using a GPS unit. We ask anyone finding our cache to log where they live.
The Geocaching website is free to join.
When you have logged in to the Geocaching Website our School cache can be found here.
So far there have been 140 visitors (Nov 2018) and those who have logged their home have travelled from
Australia – Ballarat
England – Ambleside, Bolton, Bury, Coniston, Darlington, Gloucester, Lancaster, Manchester (2), Market Drayton, Morecambe, Nottingham, London, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Ringwood, Rushock, Stafford, Waddington, Winchester
Germany – Eschweiler, Wuppertal
Latvia – Riga
Scotland – Ayr (2), Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Currie, Dailly, Dalbeattie, Darvel, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Irvine, Kelso, Nairn, Paisley, Penicuik, Renfrew
Wales – Bethesda
USA – Chicago
A Travel Bug is a small metal disc with a special code on it. When someone visits a cache which has a Travel Bug it can be taken out and then dropped in a different cache the next time the person visits one. This is how it can move from place to place.
House Travel Bugs.
Each session we set off four Travel Bugs from our Castle Douglas cache, one for each House – Deer, Eagle, Hare and Swift to see which one can travel the furthest.