COTM: Team_Tyrrell

Team_Tyrrell has been voted this month’s Cacher of the Month. Lets see if we can track them down to answer a few of our questions.

Q and A with Team_Tyrrell

Q: Where do you call home?

A: I’m proud to call the beautiful National Capital Region – and Ottawa in particular – home.

Q: Where does the name Team_Tyrrell come from?

A: Well, the Team part came about as an incentive to always cache with my partner at the time; the Tyrrell part is actually just my last name. When you put it all together, remembering to throw in an underscore to keep things interesting, I like to think you’ve got a semi-ingenious username!

Q: When you are not caching, what do you do? (work and/or relax?)

A: Besides working fulltime as a Program Analyst for the Government of Canada, I’m also finishing up a few remaining credits for my honours degree. Whatever leftover free time I have that’s not spent in front of the television I try to spend outdoors.

Q: How long have you been geocaching?

A: I signed into the geocaching.com website for the first time on February 17, 2006 and found my first cache (the since archived Ottawa’s Bridges – Laurier (GCM00A)) 18 days later on March 6, 2006. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Q: How did you find out about geocaching?

A: After reading an article about how a major US thoroughfare was temporarily closed due to a suspicious package that turned out to be a geocache, I decided to see if there were any nearby and was quite surprised to stumble upon the burgeoning Canada’s Capital Cachers community.

Q: Have you gotten anyone else involved in the sport?

A: Although I’ve taken quite a few friends and family members out caching, I don’t believe any of them actively cache on their own.

Q: What gear do you use for caching?

A: I try to keep things pretty simple and am usually out with only my Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx and my BlackBerry.

Q: Tell us some of your caching milestones. (First, most memorable etc.)

A: Although I seem to have the uncanny ability to remember minute details about a lot of the caches I’ve found, and thus really do appreciate them all, two particular finds stand out for me. The first was finding Mission 7: Crab Creek (Project APE) (GCEF7) while off on an adventurous 2 province/13 state road trip. The second was finding Anole (GC15J0Q) – a triple bonus in that it was my first international FTF, was find #1100, and happened just hours before I left Bermuda!

Q: What are your favourite caches?

A: I really do like all types of caches, from the 30 second lamp post micros, to the half-day 20km treks. That being said, I think my all-time favourite caches would have to be those where I’m challenged on the journey, yet quickly rewarded with an easy find in a spectacular area that I would have otherwise never visited.

Q: What are your least favourite caches?

A: Besides caches where I feel out of place searching, such as those located really close to people’s houses, I’m not a huge fan of those that I can’t find.

Q: Any recent highlights you would like to share?

A: I recently had the pleasure of finding my 1300th cache with pjshanno while out participating in Ottawa’s famous Go and Get Em 12 event.

Q: Any thoughts on caching you would like to share?

A: Nyjnlf erzrzore gb unir sha!

Thanks to Team_Tyrrell for taking time out between finding caches to share a few moments with all of us. Always looking forward to reading about your adventures.

About teamvoyagr

I am the webmaster for the Ontario Geocaching Association. I've been passionate about geocaching since 2006. You can find my articles about Geocaching on this site as well as on my blog for geocaching stories.
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