Blue Switch Day - Community Celebration Event Breakfast
A breakfast event to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Attendance at this event will earn you two new digital souvenirs for your geocaching profile (Blue Switch Day: May 2, 2020) and as this is also a Community Celebration Event, a further digital souvenir and new icon (Community Celebration Event).
Date: Saturday 2nd May 2020.
Time: This event will commence at 09:00hrs (the time the Centre opens) and end at 11:00hrs.
Where: Dobbies Garden Centre Restaurant, Strawberry Hill, Saintfield Road, LISBURN BT27 5PG.
Directions Inside Centre: Walk through the main entrance, turn left and follow your nose to the Restaurant. When you walk past the Till/Payment area for the restaurant, walk straight ahead until the seating area opens up on your left. We will be sitting in the long seating area along the wall there.
Parking: There is ample free parking at the Garden Centre.
Food: There is no requirement to purchase food or drink to attend the event but Restauant offers great value cooked breakfasts with vegetarian or gluten-free options available too.
Accessibility: The Centre is wheelchair accessible.
FTF Prize: A logbook will be available to sign with FTF being drawn once everyone has done so. FTF prize will be an unactivated Travel Bug.
Why: An opportunity to secure two new digital souvenirs and a new icon and celebrate 20 years since the U.S. government discontinued its use of Selective Availability in order to make GPS more responsive to civil and commercial users worldwide This increased the accuracy of GPS technology tenfold and the very next day, the worlds very first geocache was hidden.
The World's First Geocache: The Original Stash hidden on 03/05/2000 by Dave Ulmer
Europe's First Geocache: Europe's First hidden on 03/06/2000 by Chris O'Byrne
UK's First Geocache: England's First! hidden on 06/06/2000 by Steve
Northern Ireland's First Geocache: Belfast No. 1 - Belvoir Forest hidden on 05/01/2002 by TonyB
Regulars and newbies are welcome, it's a great opportunity to meet other geocachers, share caching stories and tips, trade & discover travel bugs and geocoins, meet the person behind the logbook signature,talk about geocaching plans for the day ahead & further, ask questions and perhaps enjoy a hearty breakfast to get you set up for the day ahead.
Community Celebration Events - 2020
This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.