that I went to Virginia Water, armed with a yellow Garmin Etrex hand held GPS and found my first geocache.
I rarely geocache now despite intending to and the game is much changed from those early days. I used to enjoy a five mile hike to find a box with wonderful views. I have little interest in finding a minute plastic container hidden at a roadside or finding loads within a small area. For me it was always quality over quantity. And whilst there are still lots of good caches I am sure, wading through the chaff to find them is more effort than I can muster.
Who knows though. I might still be connected enough to celebrate my 30th anniversary.