Many of my logs refer to other cachers on a regular basis:

WaywardWoman is my wife (wayward for her love of chocolate rather than anything else)
Toriaz is now my partner.
Garks is my eldest son (Garks was the name he gave to his first Spore! creation when he was younger - Spore is a computer game)
NickoHeap is my youngest son (named after a character in one of his favourite books when he was younger)

My cacher name was derived from my long association with Gippel, who has recorded one findfor Lost World, and who was my cycling partner for a number of years. He also accompanied me for my find of Scooter on the Andersons but did not record a find for it.

From time to time I have also cached with a muggle friend, Roger, with Team Canary,extreme pc, Gazmag, Hoogies,Banksia777, JKCourtz, Rainbow Spirit, Bedawn,pjmpjm,Rogerw3, The Imp, Baktrak, BeardedDave, Alfyboy, PurplepeopleaterJonnosan and others.

2018
In 2017 I started a website for book reviews. Somehow, I have kept it going. I'm still considering whether I will be able to incorporate some new skills into a mystery cache. However, you can see the website which includes reviews by me, Toriaz and WaywardWoman by clicking the button below:

Reading Project
Panoramic shots that feature at the bottom of the main page have mostly been taken on geocaching expeditions.

2016 Highlights
A fairly non-descript year of caching. I helped WaywardWoman place her section of the TRLT series. I also placed caches of my own for the first time in two years, including the Black Hand Gang Series.

2015 Highlights

In August I went to New Zealand with Toriaz to cache in the north island and visit Hobbiton.

2014 Highlights

A trip to California in January allowed us to log 65 caches there, including an EarthCache in Disney Land, wherethere is the remains of a fossilized tree. See the map below.

I reached 4000 caches this year.

2013 Highlights

So far our trip to Melbourne is a highlight. We drove to Melbourne on the Easter long weekend, starting at 5:30am on Good Friday. The purpose of the trip was to log Garden to Garden (State) which begins in the Botanical Gardens of Sydney, follows several waypoints south, and ends in Melbourne. Given that we were driving so far, we set ourselves some other goals as well. By the end of the trip, these were some we achieved:

A trip to the Northern Territory in July allowed us to log 50 caches, including the 2 millionth active cache in the world, Overwatch #1, on the outskirts of Alice Springs.


2012 Highlights
Challenge Caches
2012, in my mind, has been dominated by the challenge caches. I've taken part in two major challenges this year. The first was the NSW State Challenge cache in Katoomba. This cache requires a find to be logged in each of the fourteen regions of New South Wales. To qualify for this cache, Toriaz and I went on three road trips, first west, then south and finally, north, to find caches in the regions we hadn't previously logged. We weren't the first to find the challenge cache, since others already had finds that qualified them, but as far as I know, we were the first finders who found caches in every region specifically for the cache.

Another challenge this year has been Morley196's streak challenges that require a find for every single day, up to 100 hundred days. When the first cache was published I hadn't any intention of trying for the hundred days, but as the rest of the series was published I had a greater incentive. My friend, Canary, did the challenge first, for which I published a puzzle cache, The Hundred Days, to commemorate his effort. He later published his own version, The Hundred Days!, when I was close to the end of my own challenge. My streak eventually went for 125 days.

Finally, there has been the latest Geocaching NSW challenge,
Old School Challenge - New South Wales, which requires you to find 10 of the remaining 44 caches left in NSW that were published in either 2000 or 2001. I managed to find my eleventh of these caches on 28 December and found the Challenge Cache on 3 January 2013.

Groundspeak Visit
During October Webguy hosted a tour of the Blue Mountains for Groundspeak lackeys, Plaidguy and Prying Pandora. Along with Riblit, they found our cache, Hancock House and paid us a brief social visit.

Riblit, Prying Pandora & Plaidguy with my cache, HancockHouse

Stats
Some of the stats I achieved that seemed, for me, unbeatable, in 2011, were exceeded in 2012. This was particularly due to our trip north for the Mid-North Coast Campout event during which we did Mid-North Coast Ramble, consisting of 200 traditional caches and one unknown cache. On the 29 September I found 87 caches, and totalled 284 caches in that month.

2011 Highlights:
January 2011 saw my first year of caching come to a close. By the end of 2010 I had found 604 caches and hidden 22 caches. January was also a month of milestones that aren't all reflected in the statistics the website provides.
May was another month for milestones:
December ended a very eventful year for me with my biggest day of caching ever, with 56 caches found on 30 December 2011, and 80 caches found in total over a three day trip to Newcastle with Toriaz.

First to Finds:

1
Over Yondell The 4Runners
3 May 2010
with Garks
2
Summerhayes #1 Corell Amboshler 6 May 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
3
Hazelbrook Bridge
Team Canary
11 May 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
4
Florabella Pass Rikki 13 June 2010
5
Lair of the Bunyip Corell Amboshler and Truja 19 June 2010
with Garks and NickoHeap
6
Bed Spring Mr Darcy & Lizzie 4 July 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
7
A Hint of Power The Tumbleweed 16 December 2010
with NickoHeap
8
Blaxland Cub Trail Toriaz and Connor 22 December 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
9
Leura Cappuccino pjmpjm 29 December 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
10
Leura Old-Fashioned Welcome (Purple) pjmpjm 31 December 2010 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
11
Track Way pandsa 20 January 2011

12
Beyond the Royal Abode pandsa 26 January 2011
13
Gooch's Track #2 pandsa 26 January 2011
14
Gooch's Track #1 pandsa 26 January 2011
15
The Dancing Men Toriaz 29 January 2011
with pjmpjm
16
Two Pools Replacement
Storm Bear of Team Canary
6 February 2011 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
17
Waterside
Gazmag
5 March 2011 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
18
One Shy of Enigmatic
FarmerFrentzen
7 March 2011
with teamextreme pc and Team Canary
19
Just Sittin' Around
wackydo and eaviate
4 April 2011

20
Sneak While They Shop
Hoogies
10 April 2011 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
21
Memories, misty watercolour memories
Connor & Toriaz
11 April 2011

22
Pining Away
Toriaz
22 April 2011

23
Mudwart's Challenge
wackydo & eaviate
3 May 2011

24
Dark's Hollow
wackydo & eaviate
3 May 2011

25
Birdwod Gully
Toriaz
3 May 2011

26
Richmond Post Office
Gazmag
4 May 2011 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
27
The Dam Beginnings
TeamBooo
18 May 2011

28
The Dam Cores
TeamBooo
18 May 2011
29
The Dam Fires
TeamBooo & Booo'sDad
18 May 2011
30
The Dam Fallen
TeamBooo
18 May 2011
31
WPS 114
Booo'sDad
18 May 2011
32
The Dam Picnic
TeamBooo & Booo'sDad
18 May 2011
33
Hazelbrook Bridge II
Tiger of Team Canary
22 May 2011

34
View 3-55 Kedumba
rogerw3
22 May 2011
with Toriaz
35

Weeping Angel
Toriaz
22 May 2011 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
36
Muggle Sports
Booo'sDad
4 June 2011

37
Jamison
Booo'sDad
5 June 2011

38
Peninsula Park
a mad coin
13 July 2011
with Toriaz
39
Fernhill
TeamBooo
27 July 2011
with Toriaz
40
Florabella Forgotten Realm
Rikki
3 August 2011

41
Mulgoa Shops
TeamBooo
6 August 2011
with Toriaz
42
Sales Park
TeamBooo 23 August 2011
with Toriaz
43
The Gambler's Sorrow
Daniel 2:22
10 October 2011

44
Mt Riverview Girl Guides
The 4Runners (Mt Riverview Girl Guides)
14 October 2011
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
45
PipeLine # 1
GlenNally
23 October 2011
with WaywardWoman & NickoHeap
46
Megarritys Creek Cache 3
Booo'sDad
26 October 2011
with Hoogies
47
This is red hot
92nty6
8 November 2011
with Toriaz, Hoogies & The Imp
48
Metal Meets the Mountains
Team Webguy
8 November 2011
with Toriaz, Hoogies & The Imp
49
Cliff Drive #8 Leura Cascades 1
wackydo and eaviate
7 December 2011
with pjmpjm
50
Winmalee Village Centre
wackydo and eaviate
8 December 2011
with WaywardWoman and NickoHeap
51
A Song by Village People
Booo'sDad
2 January 2012
with Toriaz
52
Cache-abet ... F
rebeccavoy
19 January 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
53
Cache-abet .... H
Booo Booo
26 January 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
54
The Alligator Cache
Jonnosan & TheRedViking
15 February 2012

55
Peggy's Pool and Waterfall
pandsa
20 February 2012

56
Cache-abet....U
GlenNally
23 February 2012

57
Glenbrook Ramble #14 The Descent
wackydo and eaviate 9 March 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
58
Glenbrook Ramble #13 The Crossroads
wackydo and eaviate 9 March 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
59
EVERTON HOUSE
pandsa
21 March 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
60
Tusculum Clearing
bisygisy
2 May 2012
with WaywardWoman & NickoHeap
61
Hazlebrook Retreat
Jonnosan
28 May 2012
with Team Canary
62
Up the Junction
Jonnosan and The Red Viking
6 June 2012

63
The Egyptian Tomb
Liverpoolkeeper of Team Canary
6 June 2012

64
VHGC
rogerw3
3 July 2012
with Team Canary, WaywardWoman, NickoHeap & Garks
65
Shakespeare Goes for a Drive
azazzlenic 2 August 2012
with Toriaz, Garks & NickoHeap
66
Our Cache in the Park
paulyman, snorris
23 October 2012
with Toriaz, WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
67
Watch Your Steps
joshua quest
12 November 2012

68

Benowie Tale
fdsawq 14 November 2012

69
Sydney Rock
Mr and Mrs Packo
15 November 2012
with WaywardWoman
70
dib dib dob dob
matthew.priest 15 November 2012
with Toriaz
71
Anyone For Tea?
farmer--brown
29 November 2012
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
72
Honeycomb Haven
teanm.Hall
8 January 2013
with WaywardWoman
73
Leeches
limaka
8 January 2013
with WaywardWoman
74
The Big Goanna
bisygisy
17 January 2013

75
General Barnard CSA KIA First Manasses
ack son of hack
9 February 2013
with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
76
Water Towers # 9 - Penrith
Blundo Busters
14 March 2013
with Toriaz
77
BMBMX
101 The Fish
2 May 2013
with WaywardWoman
78
Pie in the Sky
Gazmag
11 May 2013
with Toriaz
79
Lowlands #13
Gazmag
11 May 2013 with Toriaz
80
Lowlands #10
Gazmag
11 May 2013 with Toriaz
81 Booo Booo's Beads Booo Booo 6 July 2013 with Toriaz
82 Yertle The Turtle - King of his retirement Pond All Strung Out 22 August 2013 with WaywardWoman, Garks & NickoHeap
83 Theme Park Graveyard Booo'sDad 9 November 2013 with Toriaz
84 The Sanctuary little miss chels 20 November 2013 with WaywardWoman and NickoHeap
85 Bobby's Footsteps #2 Essentials Steveb95 14 September 2014

with Toriaz and NickoHeap

86 Springwood Puzzle joni.gersbach 2 October 2014 with Toriaz
87 Have-a-Scream it's Halloween sisterawake 9 October 2014 with WaywardWoman, Garks and NickoHeap
88 Laxitive Effect joni.gersbach 11 November 2014 with WaywardWoman
89 Romeo and Juliet bisygisy 22 December 2014 with Toriaz and NickoHeap
90 Valley Interlude bisygisy 22 December 2014 with Toriaz and NickoHeap
91

Clarence, Vue-38
rogerw3
1 February 2015
with Toriaz and Team Canary
92

Hartley, Vue-40
rogerw3
1 February 2015
with Toriaz and Team Canary
93

Blackmans, Vue-67
rogerw3
1 February 2015
with Toriaz and Team Canary
94

Wall Crack, Vue-10
rogerw3
1 March 2015
with Toriaz, Team Canary and NickoHeap
95

Paddy's Swamp, Vue-21
rogerw3
1 March 2015
with Toriaz, Team Canary and NickoHeap
96

Paddy's Chasm, Vue-20
rogerw3
1 March 2015
with Toriaz, Team Canary and NickoHeap
97

Paddy's Heights, Vue-68
rogerw3
1 March 2015
with Toriaz, Team Canary and NickoHeap
98

Memories of a Spindoctor
Team Webguy
3 March 2015
with NickoHeap
99

Agnes' Yellomundee vista
thetastate
7 March 2015
with WaywardWoman and AMGSARI
100

EG-Q#03: Ebenezer Post Office
teamMerlin
15 March 2015
with lucky1955, Team Canary and WaywardWoman
101

EG-Q#11: Sackville Ferry and Churchill’s Wharf
teamMerlin
15 March 2015
with Team Canary and WaywardWoman
102

Faulconbridge Point, Vue-70
rogerw3
3 July 2015

103

Ikara Head, Vue 73
rogerw3
11 July 2015
with Team Canary
104

Croaking Valley Views
Team Webguy
27 August 2015
with Toriaz and WaywardWoman
105

Parra Park Troll
P&Q
24 September 2015
with Team Canary
106

Predator 1 - Get to the Chopper
sisterawake
28 September 2015
with WaywardWoman
107

Mint Anyone? Vue-76
rogerw3
12 October 2015
with WaywardWoman and Garks
108

Dogs Just Want To Have Fun
blissbaby
14 October 2015
with WaywardWoman
109

Moore Dogs
blissbaby
21 October 2015
with WaywardWoman
110

Dogs at Lennox
blissbaby
22 October 2015
with Toriaz
111

Turondale Church and Cemetery
Joshwa27
24 October 2015
with Toriaz
112

Mark Leece Park - Brown
dolphia
31 December 2015
with Toriaz
113

Mark Leece Park - Cream
dolphia
31 December 2015
with Toriaz
114

Byng Church and Cemetery
Joshwa27
3 January 2016
with Toriaz
115

Magical Mystery Tour of Millthorpe
Joshwa27
3 January 2016
with Toriaz
116

Joker
GeoMonster10
23 February 2016
with WaywardWoman and NickoHeap
117

God, King and Country
TheBooos
22 March 2016
with WaywardWoman
118

Bedford, Vue-78
rogerw3
16 May 2016
with Team Canary
119

Baltzer Lookout and Hanging Rock
pandsa
16 May 2016
with Team Canary
120

Pots and Pans
Hoojar
16 May 2016
with Team Canary
121 Booos Haunted Hut The Booos 23 July 2016 with Toriaz and Team Canary
122

Sir Henry's Guard
Geohunters100
26 July 2016
with WaywardWoman
123

TRLT - A Tad More Less Travelled
Team Webguy
11 Sepetember 2016
with Toriaz
124

TRLT - Bald Ridge
hanjac
11 September 2016
with Toriaz
125 Windsor Downs Nature Reserve goingplaces2 15 November 2016 with WaywardWoman and fnsaws
126 Kitty Kats first cache bucko74 29 November 2016 with WaywardWoman
127 Xmas 2016 TheBooos 18 December 2016 with Toriaz
128
On the trail of Macquarie
teamMerlin
11 Febraury 2017
with Toriaz
129 Waterside Views? Nurreg 19 February 2017 with WaywardWoman
130 Jurassic Park The Hancock Clan 26 March 2017 with Team Canary and Toriaz
131 The Hall of the Mountain King Team LG 2010 19 April 2017 with WaywardWoman and NickoHeap
132 Birds of the Night thomo31 21 April 2017 with WaywardWoman
133 Collector Card Series #2 MitchPod 22 April 2017 with Toriaz
134 No Mountain High Enough Team LG 2010 29 April 2017 with WaywardWoman
135 Canary's Dilemma II Rainbow Spirit 10 November 2017 with Team Canary, WaywardWoman, Toriaz and Bella at Waggy
136 Catalina Park dogwood53 6 December 2017 with WaywardWoman and NickoHeap
137 Groundspeak Edition of a Song by - Jimmy Buffett The Booos 12 April 2018 with WaywardWoman
138 Soapie's Reserve The Shoeiiz 27 April 2018 with WaywardWoman
139 Groundspeak Edition of a Song by John Williams
The Booos 6 May 2018 with Toriaz
140 Band Caches: My Chemical Romance GeoMonster10 22 May 2018 with Toriaz
141 An Earthcache Challenge goingplaces2 10 July 2018 with WaywardWoman
142 Hat Hill Ridge rogerw3 2 August 2018 with WaywardWoman
143 TRLT The Clearing hanjak 22 September 2018 with Toriaz
144 SP- SOUTHSIDE #4 Renski00 5 November 2018 with Toriaz
145 SP- SOUTHSIDE #5 Renski00 5 November 2018 with Toriaz