Geo Caching At Dutton Island Preserve, Atlantic Beach, FL

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Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

I joined friends and went geo caching today for the first time.

Mind you, I've wanted to do this for over a year, but today was the first day that our schedules aligned. 

Geo caching is the world wide scavenger hunt hobby that anyone can do. As long as you have a GPS, you can download an app, or get a free account on this website: GeoCaching.

We had a blast, and found 8 caches today, which our friends said was a record for them in a short outing (we started at 9:30am, and were at lunch by 12noon).

You can Geo Cache anywhere apparently: locally, across the country or internationally. Today, at Dutton Island Preserve, we saw canoe/kayak launches, along with a bevy of custom birdhouses along the trail.

It's a fabulous way to spend the day, and get outside! Here are a few pics from today: 

 Birdhouse Dutton Island Preserve

Ok, so that's one photo - still learning the improved system!

 

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Carol, I have never heard of Geo Caching... I am curious to learn more about it.  It seems like it is a lot of fun and gets you out and about!

Sep 28, 2013 09:35 AM #1
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It sounds like fun Carol, I have thought about doing this for recreation.  We do a version of this for work though, finding sample plots in the woods, finding survey corners and that type of thing with our gps units.

Sep 28, 2013 12:49 PM #2
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Conrad Allen
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I had never heard of it either Carol.  Did you bring plenty of mosquito repellant?

Sep 28, 2013 09:28 PM #3
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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Silvia - It's very cool - go to the site, and see where there are caches around you! Bob - Yes, you do. One of my friends who is not that outdoorsy LOVED it! Conrad - oh, yes, we did.
Sep 28, 2013 10:48 PM #4
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Dianne Goode
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Hi Carol.  Geo caching is something I've always wanted to try, too.  Sounds like you had a great place, too.  I've never heard of Dutton Island, sounds lovely.

Sep 29, 2013 12:02 PM #5
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This looks like fun. Bob Crane could become the master of this game.

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Carol, It is a little like a scavenger hunt but with a GPS. How fun. I bet you will be doing it again. I have not heard of this but it sounds like a lot of fun with friends.
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