Wednesday, January 01, 2014

First Light 2014

Early this morning my wife and I celebrated New Years Day by attending a geocaching event to see the first sunrise of the new year.

Despite the early hour after a traditional party night, and 13F temperatures, 40(-ish) Crazy Canadian geocachers (plus a couple American ones) met in a snow covered park along the Niagara River and hung out for an hour or so.

We arrived at the park at 7am too meet the local cachers, drink some hot chocolate, play some games, and then walked over to the river bank to watch the sunrise (at 7:47)

Along the way I found the two caches in the park, which marks the first two log signings of the new year.

After the sun was up we hung out for a bit more, then went our separate ways (many to breakfast, but we had other plans).
Before we head out, lets take one more look at the event logbook:
Viewing the first sunrise of a new year seems like a great way to celebrate the incoming year - especially given it sets one up for the first geocaching trip of the year at the same time.  I am thinking I'll make this my own new personal tradition.

I'll be in North Carolina for New Years next year.  What do you say, North Carolinians, wanna join me next year for a sunrise geocaching event?