This month, we’re featuring our good friends Pip ‘n’ Tif on Treasure Island Caching Who’s Who. We met them through geocaching roughly five years ago, and we haven’t been able to get rid of them since! Our friendship is an interesting, and perhaps somewhat surprising one. We call them our retired friends, they call us their adopted children. Either way, it’s great to have met them and we’re happy to share the following…
Cache # 1,000 for Gilligan and Maryjane, Cache # 1,500 for Pip ‘n’ Tif
What is your geocaching name?
How did you decide on this name?
Pip is a short form of Philip and Tif is a name given to Stephanie by a friend…shortened from Tiffer
Are you a Newfoundlander or a CFA (a.k.a Where were you born or where is home?)
Pip was born at North Sydney, Cape Breton, Novav Scotia and Tif was born in Buchans. NL. We have lived in Conception Bay South for 39 years.
What was the first geocache you found?
Follow the STARs (GCB934) just in the woods across from Paddy’s Pond
How many geocaches have you found?
Do you have a favorite geocache or a short list of favorites?
The most unique cache we have found was Attraction (GC39B4X), a team effort with Gilligan and Mary Jane. Our other favourites include:Paddy’s Pond Island which we had to use our canoe to access, Belle Vista, Nageira’s Treasure, The Beamer all in Nefoudland; The Secret Grove (Arnprior, ON)The Killarney Red Rock (ON), Skagway Treasure (AK), Pigeon Island (Turkey), Mount Vesuvius (Italy)
Someone found their 2000th Geocache!
What is your favorite type of geocache (traditional, puzzle, other, etc) and why?
Traditional or one with a unique container…we really like to find something in a cache, especially marbles as we have a large collection. We like to leave toys for kids as these are the caches that keep the little ones coming back for more. After all, geocaching is a family activity.
What is your favorite geocache that you have hidden?
Pip’s favourite is the Triangulation Cache which involved a lot of effort to hide, but only a few took the challenge. Tif’s favourite is Got Milk (now archived) which was a multi cache involving all the aspects of milk production. We both enjoyed hiding our Night Vision Cache which disappeared in the extension of Team Gushue Highway.
On the trails with Puff and Em
Who usually goes with you when you’re geocaching?
Duh… Gilligan and Mary Jane, our adopted family and Puff and Em our daughter and granddaughter
What are some of your other hobbies?
Pip likes golf, hunting, and flying. Tif likes cake decorating, reading, and music. We both like archery and volunteering with Chamberlains Park and our church.
Well that’s a wrap on another edition of Treasure Island Caching Who’s Who! As always, many thanks to Pip n’ Tif for volunteering to help us out!
Over to you….
Is there a local geocacher that you would like to know more about? Let us know and we’ll do our best to feature them on our blog in the future.