Despite the number of times I have been to Old Town Seal Beach, this marked my first time geocaching there. I guess it’s because all the previous times I visited this lovely place, I spent my time either browsing around the shops and getting to know what’s around. After learning a bit of history on this place to write my “Back to the Past” articles, I made use of that knowledge by showing my friend Kambria around Old Town while geocaching earlier this week on Monday morning.
Our adventure started at the pier where we took a long walk down and admired the fog and greyness while watching the morning surfers wait for the occasional wave to come. Although we failed to find our first cache, somewhere on the very long wooden pier, there is a geocache… unless some sort of mishap has occurred and it is no longer there.
Our next stop was Eisenhower Park. This cache we found with some careful looking. If you want a hint, it has to do with a certain tree west of a memorial. Unfortunately, we lacked a tool to help us retrieve it. I’m not a fan of using hand sanitizers, but I always recommend having it when geocaching. It’s very useful when you want to stop for food, which was our next stop. We were hungry so we went to the Old Town Cafe for breakfast.
Our adventure concluded with me showing Kambria the Red Car Museum and the rest of Main Street, ending at the Bay Theatre. There is one more cache that we didn’t look for, somewhere around the Red Car Museum. The reason though is because it is a multi-stage cache and we don’t have a GPS.
Despite the gloominess of the morning weather, it was actually a really nice walk. Personally, I think the fog and greyness is quite charming. It adds to the sleepy charm of the place.
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