Picnic at Portelet ~ Community Celebration Event
At just around midnight on May 2nd 2000 the Blue Switch of ‘Selective Availability’ was switched off. Twenty-four satellites around the globe processed their new orders and instantly the accuracy of GPS technology improved tenfold. Tens of thousands of GPS receivers around the world had an instant upgrade and the accuracy of civilian GPSr units was transformed opening up the possibility of all kinds of new applications. The first geocache (GCF) The Original Stash was hidden by Dave Ulmer the following day on May 3rd 2000 at Beavercreek, Oregon and Geocaching was born! That site is now marked by The Original Stash Plaque.
This celebratory event marks the 20th anniversary and is taking place only a short hike from the site of Guernsey's oldest cache, View 1.
Grab your deck chairs, camp chairs and picnic blankets and join us at this 'Bring & Share Picnic' at Portelet Beach to celebrate 20 years of Geocaching.
There will be a few beach games for the more energetic but you're not under any pressure to join in if you'd rather join the geo-chat about your geocaching adventures and the amazing places the game has taken you over the years.
Please feel free to bring something for yourself and to share pot-luck-style. In your Will Attend log, it would be helpful if you could make a note of what you're bringing to share so we don't end up with a lot of duplicate of dishes. There will be a special birthday cake for the occassion.
This event is open to all-comers whether you started 20 years ago or 20 minutes ago!
See you on the beach! 😃🐼
All those attending this event will receive an Official Geocaching Souvenir celebrating 20 years of Geocaching and a new Cache Type Icon.
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.
Access to the beach is via metelled ramp but please note that the last few metres are cobbled and may be more challenging for strollers or wheelchairs.
Information regarding dogs on Guernsey's beaches can be found here.
Go to Guernsey Buses for more information on getting to and from Portelet Beach by public transport.
In the event of poor weather I will make an announcement on the cache page with an alternate venue nearer the time.⛈☔🌧
Please log a 'Will Attend' to ensure you receive any announcements. It will also give us an idea of numbers and help people decide what to bring food wise.