Meet our Team

Introducing members of West Oz Geocaching 2019/2020 Committee

Cravo10, I C Nothing, Parkacruz, Barnzy12, Chwiliwr, WebblyWA, Lachlan1.77, CirrusWA, Team Barritts

Cravo10 - President

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Hi there I’m John or Cravo10.

No real storey behind my caching name outside of a nickname from high school.

My sister got me into caching however lived over east and as it’s always more fun with someone I convinced a mate to join in and he has since never looked back and is just as addicted as me. 

What I love most is the places you see, The ones that are generally not on the tourist map and or down the marked/sign posted roads. 

The real adventure of getting the locals top tips of where to visit in the many towns across this great state keeps me looking for more.  

I have also enjoyed travelling through some overseas destinations with no real plans other than to go to the places Geocaching takes me. 

Happy hunting and I’m sure I will meet you at a Geocache soon. 

 

I C Nothing - Vice President

 

Hi I am Naomi part of the geocaching team of I C Nothing which is also made up of my husband the half geocacher / half ever suffering muggle Glenn and geo kids Darcy and Rose.
We started in geocaching in 2009 after reading an article in the Western Australian and we thought we would try it before recommending it to a family member. After finding our first cache I was hooked and we started our geocaching adventure.
We love where geocaching takes us and love hitting the road or tracks to explore our great state.
We are keen four wheel drivers to which geocaching adds to the adventure . It has also helped entertain the geokids on our travels but has also allowed us to spend quality time together in an activity we all enjoy. Most often you will see me out grabbing caches with Kapelula as we take our "mum free time" to go caching and have some down time. This year my aim is to attend my first Mega and to cache outside of Western Australia. I am looking forward to 2020 WAGB event and I am happy to be part of the team to organise this great event.
Until then enjoy the adventure that geocaching brings and hopefully we will meet somewhere along our geocaching journeys.

 

Parkacruz- Treasurer

 

Parkacruz is a husband and wife team who now consists of myself Lisa & Brad Parker. We can often be found geocaching with geo-pup Jasper and our geo-children and geo-grandchildren (formerly part of parkacruz) whom now have their own team names. We were first introduced to geocaching in 2010 by TeamBastholm but we never joined the game until 2015 whilst on holidays with the family in Shark Bay, our very first cache we found was in the Francois Peron National Park, not only was this a memorable moment but we were rewarded with the most majestic views, from then.... we had the bug!!

We love the great outdoors, we have traveled many untraveled roads and have visited some absolutely amazing and breathtaking locations, in Australia and Overseas, the opportunities are endless!! We have met some wonderful people and made many valued friendships through the game, we have set ourselves personal geocaching goals, the beauty of the game you can play it at your own pace and we encourage you to do just that and enjoy your geocache hunting.

Barnzy12 - Secretary

 

Barnzy12 is Steve and occasionally my muggle wife Liza.

I was first introduced to geocaching in 2012 by Cravo10 and was instantly hooked. Since my first find in February 2012, I’ve found over 10,000 caches, travelled the entire state of Western Australia and even cached whilst on holiday overseas.

What I love most about the game is caching in the country towns of Western Australia and seeing places that locals choose to share with you that aren’t on the tourist map.

I attended my first mega event in Alexandra, Victoria in November 2017, and have attended our WA big events in 2015, 2016 and 2017. I’m an unashamed numbers and stats person, known to chase a find at anytime of day or night anywhere across the state.

Hope to catch up with you at an event or at a cache!

Chwiliwr - Committee

 

Hi, I'm John (Chwiliwr) and go caching with The Better Half (Sue) the majority of the time.

I have been caching since 2005. I was introduced to caching by a family member, BelKen when he convinced me to stop on the way to a Rogaine to find a Geocaching Australia Cache called 'Blair Witch' located out in a small pocket of pines in the middle of the Wandoo Forest east of Perth.

I have cached everywhere in Australia except for Tasmania and currently have around 13,000 cache finds of which 2000+ were First to Find.  The most memorable of these was a 5/5 puzzle cache in Canberra that I solved not that long after it was published but had to wait just over 2 years to actually make the first to find.

I have now been to 5 Mega events on the east coast and have recently, 2020, just completed my D/T grid.

 

WebblyWA- Committee

Webbly WA is just me- Michelle, but most people call me Webby in and out of caching. However I am usually accompanied by my 2 smallest dogs Bobble and Zotti. I first joined in 2010 when I was introduced to it as a Bush Rangers Cadet instructor. My first find was GCHZQJ -Forrestdale-trail by Team Red Roo, which is still in existence. In those first 2 years I only had 5 finds mainly due to the fact I didn’t own a GPS and had to borrow one to go caching. By 2013, I had all but given up when M4YB told me all about this geocaching thing –With her interest and new technology my passion was rekindled especially after signing up as a premium member in 2014 and purchasing the app for my phone.

Being a shy person and not knowing any other cachers my first event wasn’t till last year at a West Oz Meet and Greet (Point Walter) and after meeting some great people things spiraled from there.

Since then I have enjoyed a streak of 250 days caching but not huge numbers due to working fulltime. My record is 102 caches in the one day when I completed the Holden series at Easter time this year. My favourite part of caching is discovering new and interesting locations; I also love a good puzzle. I can also be heard saying I hate nanos! They are just too fiddly for my likings but I’m getting better.

Last years WA Goes Big was my first as I couldn’t get down to Bussleton the year before. It was amazing and I’m all for helping to make it bigger and better this year. ​

 

Lachlan1.77 - Committee

G'day I'm Lachy. 

I began caching in 2011 when I was 12 years old.  Back then I cycled to all caches and took my bike on the train to caches right across Perth.  I was also well known for my proliferation of hides, which were described by one cacher as "always a bison in the tree closest to the playground." Whoops!

Like a number of well known WA cachers at the time, I became incredibly involved in another geolocation game, hosting events and becoming one of the largest hiders in the game.  I still found the odd geocache whilst overseas of traveling, but on the whole I had largely stopped gocaching.

In 2018, after being invited to a co-exist event at the world's most favourited cache in Berlin, attended by the Geocaching Vlogger, I decided to make a full return to Geocaching.

Since returning to Geocaching I have focused on placing high quality caches suitable to a range of finders, that all have an element of creativity or fun to them.

Cirrus WA- Committee

Hi I’m CJ, or Christian to my folks. 

 

In the caching world I’m known as Cirrus_WA, although until recently you might have met me as CJ_252.

 

I stumbled across the world of caching quite by accident, finding my first cache while on an unrelated treasure hunt. It took me some time to follow-up that first find and actually log it but as soon as I did and discovered that there were so many caches close to home I was hooked.

 

I’m occasionally joined by my wife and sons (mainly at events) although the boys do enjoy getting out with dad for a walk every now and then.

 

The part of the game that I enjoy the most is being able to get out into nature and discovering an interesting place that I might have just bypassed without thought. Each year I set a goal as a personal challenge, in 2019 I’m hoping to finish up my D/T grid.

 

Team Barritts - Committee

Hi, I'm Jim part of the caching team - Team Barritts, which is made up of myself and wife Donna.  Our two kids go by the name BJA3 and Donna also moonlights there as well, being the "3" part of the team.

I first heard about Geocaching back in 2015 when my brother in law got into caching but never thought more about it and to be honest thought it was a bit strange that adults would go looking for or hide plastic containers in the bush - not for me.

However, on a Sunday's afternoon walk back in July 2017, Donna had the app up as we strolled along and suddenly announced there's one of these "geocache thingy's" hidden just here (GC73V5V) and, from then on, that was that, thee bug had bitten.

As with a lot of others, we love the places and areas caching takes you and you know that yo would never have visited that area or spot without being in the game.

I have been very lucky with my job and have traveled all over Australia as well as overseas and always have the app running to see what caches are around and if I might be able to sneak away to make some finds.

Our next goal is to fill in our D/T grid and finish of the Jasmer Challenge which is about 85% there.

Hope to see you around caching or at the next event.

 

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