We don't normally bother with 'First to Finds'- finding a brand new cache before anyone else. Caches tend to be published in the evening, just as the kids are going to bed and when Daddy QC isn't home. I wont cache on my own in the dark, so most new caches are ruled out. Big QC is always asking when we are going to get a FTF, but the opportunity to get one during a non-school day is hard.
However, we were having dinner with our caching friends when an email popped up with the notification of a new cache just over a mile from our pub! We loaded Big QC and her caching friend into the car and drove the cache location. My GPS ran out of batteries and we'd forgotten a torch; great start! Using an iphone each we made our way to GZ, but it was still too dark, so I turned the car around and pointed the headlights at GZ. The cache was ours! Big QC was so happy with her FTF.
We launched a new puzzle on Friday GC2NB03 I rated it 4 stars as you need a specific bit of 'equipment' to solve it! It has been found 4 times so far.
Geocaching.com recently launch a new 'favourites' button. You earn points from finding caches, you can then allocate these points to your favourite caches. Our 'Micros in Ivy' cache has 4 points so far, considering only 5 people have found this cache, this is good going! 'Sophies Country Cache' puzzle has 3 votes from 9 finders and our series currently has 3 votes.