Hi~! WelcomeI I also only really got into geocaching after switching to a smartphone with the ability to GPS and internet. Heh I don't know where I'd be without c:geo, my only wish is if it would show me GCA caches as well.SweatshopPoise wrote:Hi GCA people! I'm very new here but I signed up at That Other Site just on 3 months ago. It feels like I've been aware of geocaching forever but, although intrigued by the idea, I never found myself investing in the requisite gadgetry. Things changed when I finally swapped my dumbphone for a very rudimentary smartphone this year, and my interest was piqued anew by that ABC 7:30 story and a chance Twitter exchange shortly thereafter. So far, I'm getting by with c:geo and modest GPS accuracy, and doing everything alone, but I'm not particularly wedded to this state of affairs.
I'm in Melbourne's outer southeast/bay-side suburbs which means the likes of gmj3191, Earthbound Chief and suzuiq are very familiar names already. Indeed, I must have visited dozens of their caches! (Collectively at least, perhaps even individually.) I've found my interest shifting to multis, nightcaches and puzzles over traditional caches as time goes on, and am VERY keen to improve my puzzle-solving skills, as my "you're not ready for this puzzle yet" list, as it were, is frustratingly long. Cheers!
In regards to improving on puzzles - I've found this GeocachingNSW page to be a massive help.
I have plans to be in Melbourne for the mega-event 14-15 Nov, maybe we'll run into each other there!