Thursday, 24 August 2017

I am honoured

I am one of the Select Few who have been chosen, on account of my tremendous geocachingness, to place a "Virtual Reward" cache. This is a cache without a container to find; you go to the relevant location, and to prove you've been there, you have to answer a question (and it needs to be something you can't answer from the internet).

Virtuals have been haram since 2005 (although existing ones were allowed to persist). But Groundspeak has revived the idea, except that the hoi polloi can't place them. Only one of the Chosen People can place such a cache, and only one per person. I'm one of the Few.

The irony. I don't actually like virtuals, I like finding an actual container.

So it had better be a good one.

So where will I put my "Virtual Reward" cache? I don't know yet. But I'm thinking that maybe I'll do a multi; you'll have to visit various locations to gather information and only when you put all that together will you find out the final location (there's a few in London like that). Or I'll do an Earthcache (which is a virtual, except that it has to be geothingish) that, when found, tells you where the "Virtual Reward" is. Or  I'll do a puzzle, and solving it will give you the coords and the other information that youll need to find the Virtual.

I don't think anyone has done a really complicated virtual before - if they have, I don't know about it. So, with any luck, this will be unique, and talking about it in this blog won't give away the secret, because only a handful of people read this blog, and they're all sworn to secrecy.

The final location will have to be somewhere amazing. The North Pole? The peak of Everest? Tranquility Base?

Readers of this blog are invitied to make suggestions.


  1. I'm not in the slightest bit jealous..

  2. Of course, the final location still needs to be visited by cachers to claim the find - so the more esoteric of your suggestions may result in few, if any, actual find logs..

  3. I think you should try to better Pharisee's 'Your Mission' :)

    It seems only right to subvert the re-emegence of virtuals by including as many physical steps as you can.

  4. I was going to say Annabelle, but then I guess it's too "virtual" as no one will be able to go there. Or you could make it the front door at Worldpay!!