I’m sure that everybody received the “February Only: Create a Free, Personalized Geocache” from Groundspeak and wondered what it was all about. You may have ignored it, but Judy & I took a look. What a strange idea this was and one which seemed to fly completely in the face of everything that Groundspeak stands for. A cache that was temporary, a cache that could only be found once, a cache that wasn’t going to be reviewed, a cache that could only be found by one person, a cache that could be placed in your own house, etc!
So we read all about it and watched the video and Judy thought (rightly or wrongly) that this was a Valentine’s Day stunt! All the video shots seemed to contain a happy couple and one even showed a ring being offered. As we are not both premium members, we ignored it and thought no more of it. That was until yesterday when I received an email saying that one of these caches was waiting for me to find!
No, not a secret lover but a caching buddy who wanted to try it out – and thought of me! So not to disappoint we made straight for the cache this morning on our way to B&Q. We had to divert because of closed roads around Burrator but eventually got to GZ and found the secret code which would allow me to log the cache.
On our return I entered the code and was congratulated on my find. But that was it! There was no way to write a log, no way to add the photo that I had taken, no way to thank the cacher who had placed the cache – absolutely nothing. It has been added to my count of finds and appears in my list of cache types as a Lab cache, but nothing in my statistics. When I click on the Lab cache it just takes me to a page congratulating me on finding it. When Judy (not a premium member) tries to look at it, all she gets is a page of Lab cache mega events – nothing else at all.
I’m not going to name the cache owner, but I am perfectly happy if they want to identify themselves, but I would like to thank them for placing the cache and thinking of me, so TFTC. I couldn’t write a log or post a photo but I have posted a video below.
What do you think of Lab caches? Have you placed or found a Lab cache? Please let me know by commenting below and please look at my Lab cache on my profile and see what is written there, as I have no idea!