Monday, March 30, 2015

Main Journal Entry 007

   The seventh entry integrates the new camera and premium caches with my poor searching skills, and in keeping with the spirit of geocaching I am not plastering information all over the screen in regards to location or names of caches.  After reading a few comments on videos and exchanging a few words with others, I figure I will be alright with occasional 100% pure-spoiling (perhaps if the cache name is a clever pun, or an obvious low-level entry cache, or some mechanism on the cache is of fine craftsmanship) but for the most part on-screen information will be sporadic.  The only exception will be premium caches; I will try to make sure I don't cheese off the hardcore community.

   The Comfy Video below was supposed to be part of this entry, but I decided against using footage with raindrops on the lens for the main entry and the other stuff was just ammo cans under some bits of tree.  Terrible weekend as far as geocaching goes, but I do enjoy getting out there like a wizard.

   I have completely forgotten about two things that I wanted.  The first was to have a cache count at the end of each video, or at least at the end of each Main Entry.  Forgot to do that.  I do have a little add-on on my sidebar now that displays my current progress.  Anyway, the video below is what I should have put in on the end of the Main Entry video that gets uploaded to the Geocaching Video Only channel, because why bother uploading it twice if there is not some subtle difference in them vis-à-vis some bonus footage?  That was number two?  Was I doing numbers?  I hate it when I get stuck on a number two.

   The first part is thirty or so seconds of me highlighting why most history is boring.  In the second part, I was trying to get a quick shot of me chilling and eating by the stream.  You know, filler video for narration.  I just got done my snack, and popped the last bit in my mouth and...

Friday, March 13, 2015

Camden Waterfront

   I had some business in Camden, New Jersey near the campus area, which is near the waterfront area, so I popped down to see if I could snag any of the four high-favorited caches.  The one I was looking for in the image above is called SJCC: Greenbrier which has nothing to do with the Battleship New Jersey in the background:

America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way.

  Well, damn.  I wish I was there during open hours for the walk-in tour.  That thing is a bad-ass looking warship.  I found the cache, but I didn't have a working pen, so I took a picture of it to send to the CO as proof.  It was rated a difficulty of a 3, but the coordinates seemed pretty spot on for me.  I guess things would be different if it was the middle of the summer, with this place crammed with people.  When I was younger, the lot of us would take the river ferry from Penn's Landing in PA to this waterfront to the Tweeter Center to go to concerts.  Plus, the Adventure Aquarium is nearby, and the whole Philadelphia skyline is always nice for a good photo or two.

Nothing wrong with a quick tug.


The Ben Franklin Bridge ($5 goddamn dollars to get back!)

An unfettered shot of Philadelphia.

   I did try to record a few things, but it was WAY too windy.  Blow-over-tripod windy and pick-up-nothing-but-wind-on-the-mic windy.  So I recorded the wind.

   There was also a simple cache located behind the Adventure Aquarium, which is usually kicking it no matter what season it is,  I took a quick pic of the line before heading around to snag the cache and maybe some footage for the Main Entry, which I should really get to work on.

Any geocachers here?

   There are four caches in the area, and I certainly would like to return here when the weather is more forgiving on the electronics.  For now, I'll settle on just having the ground dry out.