From our childhood, we’ve been told stories of pirates and hidden treasure and played games all about discovery.
The earliest recorded game you could liken to hide and seek is in the history books from around 2 B.C.E. In Ancient Greece, a gent named Julius Pollux coined a greek name for the game where one person closing their eyes, counting to a number, then seeking out the other person.
One of the oldest underwater shipwrecks ever discovered is in Dokos. Found off the greek coastline, around 30 meters underwater, there lay a cargo of hundreds of clay vases, just waiting to be discovered.
Then roll the clock forward to the 1600’s, Captain William Phips, spent many years in the West Indies after hearing constant stories of treasures aboard the sunken spanish galleons of his time. Gold and silver that had been in transit from the New World back to Spain, lost since the times of Columbus.
Like every good story, Phips eventually found his treasure.
Hundreds of childrens stories, the hidden treasures of the Famous Five by Enid Blyton, my personal favourite of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stephenson, and so many others.
We are all programmed to want to hunt for treasure!
Well, now, with geocaching here’s your chance to get the family out and about with the dog and add some excitement back into your dog walks.