Yesterday we set off on a big adventure to the Lost World…….
The group of intrepid explorers set off; with the hot sun beating down on our pale flesh. Equipment gathered and off we went. We trekked for miles and set up camp, where previous explorers had once trod, but met their demise.
After a good meal (the wild pig was off the menu) we set off again to conquer the terrain that faced us.
One of the party had left a vital piece of equipment behind, however, myself and my young helpers, had what was needed in our kit and we were able to scale the heights, and after a brief accident or three in a large hole, we finally managed to find our way across to continue on our journey.
Several times we had encounters with the local wildlife, but we were not to be deterred, onward we trudged through rocks, jungle and swamps. Treasures were found along the way, but there was trouble ahead.
We spied a large group of natives being led upon the cliffs, one can only imagine what happened to them, however it gave us the opportunity we needed, with the final part of the treasure in our hand, it was time to make our escape from this world and return to civilisation……
This was all part of a Wherigo. What is a Wherigo? you may well ask.
Well until a few days ago I didn’t really know either. A fellow geocacher was over in my area, and asked if anyone local wanted to join them to do a Wherigo. Why not.
A wherigo is a toolset for creating and playing GPS-enabled adventures in the real world. Use GPS technology to guide you to physical locations and interact with virtual objects and characters
So this one was based upon the book ‘The Lost World’ by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Lost World is a classic “ripping yarn” published in 1913. The Lost World itself is a strange plateau in the remote jungle of the Amazon basin, ringed by unclimbable cliffs, where prehistoric animals are said to have been preserved from evolutionary pressure.
I haven’t actually read the book, but maybe I will now. Has anyone else read ‘The Lost World’ ?
So we all had great fun playing this game in the great outdoors, so of course when I knew we were going, I just had to base this weeks photo upon our adventure, so the minifigs came out to experience it too.