Since this PocketPC phone I have has a GPS built in, I thought I'd take a shot at geocaching today. Sounded like fun.
What I learned: Wear long pants and insect repellent, and bring a flashlight, and possibly something to remove spider webs. And maybe hip waders.
It was warm out, so I wore shorts. I discovered that people love putting these things out in the middle of mosquito-infested woods, where you're blazing a trail through the sting nettle while stirring up swarms of those little bloodsuckers. Two that I tried to find were like this, and I gave up trying to find them since it's difficult to focus on searching while being eaten.
Another had the location named "2lobsters - the lobster pool". It took me to a picnic table on the edge of a small lake in a park. There were marshy reeds around the lake. I looked through the reeds, didn't turn anything up. I don't know if it was under the water in the lake or not. Couldn't figure out what, specifically, the name referred to.
The last place I tried took me to the opening of two drainage culverts that went under the road. (Sorry for the crappy image quality; took these with my phone).
The location appeared to be a few yards inside one of these culverts. The left one was lined with spiderwebs, and you could see through to the other end (but the location was closer to this end).
The right one had a few inches of water. And spiderwebs. It ended at a street drain, so it was completely dark inside.
I broke off a nearby tree branch, and started clearing the webs out of the left tunnel. It then became apparent that clearing out the webs didn't do anything about the swarms of spiders that it left crawling around the tunnel walls. I also couldn't see anything down the tunnel that looked like it could hold a cache. The right tunnel suffered from the same issues, in addition to being wet and dark.
Next time, I'll wear long pants, and shower in insect repellent before going. Then maybe attempt one of the deep woods locations.