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Found it Lugia010719d1 found 0 km: Oulu

Tuesday, 03 December 2013Finland

#3253 18:17 (FTF)
Because of many circumstances that I couldn't influence I got 4 years behind in the logging of Geocaches. In the meantime the logging has split into 3 parallel branches, so that I could keep up with more recent geocaches, while the oldest streak of unlogged caches got older every day (about half of the geocaches found are already archived, but fortunately I got photos of every cache, so if there is ever any doubt, I can send photoproof).
This batch of unlogged Geocaches is actually my first stay in Finland where I got as a student through Erasmus system for 4 months. During my stay in Finland I found exactly 550 caches (116 on a trip to Turku and the rest around Oulu). Since I bought a bike for easier travelling, I got everywhere in Oulu by bike or by walking, travelling 1572.219 km in total and reaching many interesting and hidden places.
I have assembled a photomap from my tracklogs (slightly censored) here:
Even though it has been already 4 years, this stay in Finland was the best part of my life so far. Finland is an amazing country with all the cold weather, ice, snow, darkness, revontulet, Metal music, sauna, birches, mushrooms, swamps, lakes, makkara and so on. I happen to feel there more at home than in Czech Republic, so eventually I began learning Finnish language and hopefully one day I will be able to move there and work there for a few years.
By the time I was leaving Oulu, I had found vast majority of all Geocaches in Oulu, including some of the most difficult D5 and T5 caches. It was great fun, staying there, meeting local geocachers at events or searching for caches together. Hope to see you one day again.


Day 102 of 139:

This got published when I didn't expect it and was preparing for sauna. Well, just 1 km, a traditional cache and actually a 0km cache of Oulu!
Something that was actually missing in Oulu (though in the past there used to be some 0km cache somewhere near). So I jumped on my bike and went there, almost falling on the ice several times.
But I made it in time. When I arrived, the FTF team was still logging, so I joined them.
After successful logging I tried to retrieve the cache one more time just to check how it actually works. I have seen caches with similiar idea already in my country, but this is the first I met in Finland.
I hope it will manage to survive winter, as it might be much more difficult to get the cache out when it is deeply frozen.
Anyway, thanks for a new traditional cache :)
Kiitos Kätköstä / Thanks for the cache

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infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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