Friday, 1 January 2016

Hello 2016!

I have to say that 2015 was a pretty awesome year for me. No major catastrophes or heartaches, I made lots of new friends, I tried lots of new things, and Brian and I are loving living in Nova Scotia :-)

Insteaf of doing a 2015 round-up here on my blog, I thought I’d start off 2016 sharing something new with you – geocaching. I’d heard of it a while back, but didn’t really know what it was. Then a few weeks ago, I had lunch with some new friends, and one of them told us about her adventures geocaching. It sounded like fun, so I checked out the web site ( and found some caches less than 1km from our house. So on Christmas day, Brian and my dad and the dogs set out to find a cache – and we did!

cache on christmas

Today, Brian and I and the dogs went into Lunenburg on a little geocaching adventure. I had eight caches to look for, but my phone died after four. We found two caches at the Luneburg Academy…

academy cache 1

This one was an interesting find. Can you guess where the cache is hidden?

academy cache 2

The next cache was pretty easy to find – the footprints in the snow helped a bit ;-)

firehall cache 1

Can you see where the cache is?

firehall cache 2

And then we headed to the middle of town and found the biggest cache of the day…

gazebo cache

See the orange marble? I think my friend who told me about geocaching put it into this cache :-) I took the marble and left behind this little guy… finally, something to do with all the pounds of seaglass I’ve been collecting!

inukshuk for cache

I hope he finds  good home soon :-)

I took some snaps of Lunenburg along the way. The Lunenburg Academy is looking a bit rough around the edges right now, but renovations are underway and it should be looking as good as new soon.

Academy 1

academy 3

academy 2


luneburg cilantro

lunenburg fish

lunenburg harbour 2

lunenburg harbour

lunenburg montague

lunenburg park

lunenburg turquoise building

So that’s how we started off 2016 – wonder what we’ll be doing on the last day of the year… hopefully we’ll be finished building our house by then!

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  1. That sounds like a neat way to start the new year. The inukhsuk you left for the next geocacher is adorable. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Allison :-) Happy New Year to you too!

  2. I'm not so crazy about caching in Winter BUT I do like seeing others' footprints leading to some caches. lol.

    I think your lil' inukshuks will be very popular. Hope to go caching with you one day soon ...

    1. I tried to make sure the caches we were looking for are winter-friendly. We didn't have too much trouble with the snow :-) Yes, let's go caching together one day! I'll need to make more Inukshuks so I'll have a stash of them ready to go :-)