This should be the geocachers motto.
For geocachers lurking is mandatory, but I think the addition of “furtively” adds that old, dirty, mac image to proceedings. I have no doubt there are many geocachers who would dispute that they lurk “futively” solely on that basis – but let’s not beat about the bush (another necessary operation found in geocaching) if you are trying to do something you don’t want anybody else to see, then you don’t have much option but to lurk “furtively”. I await my first arrest with interest.
My past brushes with geocachers have been, how shall I put it…varied. Reactions to previous blog and forum comments (mainly taken out of context I hasten to add) have at times engendered complaining emails from upset furtive lurkers. Conversely I’ve met a few very nice people…who appeared perfectly normal and with whom it was a pleasure to have a conversation.
Why go into it all over again then?
Firstly…not stupid…I changed my username!
It’s not that I’m paranoid and that they’re all out to get me…although I’d say it’s a likely possibility. Nope…I just fancied starting out again without the old FD tag…a new beginning. I do a couple of hours each weekday morning…doggy walking but minus the dog. You’re probably thinking that there would be no point in doing ones I’d done before as I’d know where to find them. Yep…that’s the logical conclusion. One of the few benefits of a less than perfect memory is that I can’t remember where the feckin’ things are anyway…so it’s game on all over again!
The past couple of days have found me on the north shore of the Forth in the county of Fife just outside the old historic town of Culross and a few miles away from the house in woodlands near the scene of the Battle of Falkirk, where William Wallace and an English army waved handbags at each other. On both occasions I lurked…in fact I lurked most furtively!