Joined: Nov. 2001
||Posted: Feb. 04 2002,2:24 pm
Something occured to me today, about whether you should log that you didn't take a TB from a cache, or even that you looked for it and it wasn't there?
Perhaps I should explain a bit...
I went on a cache hunt in Brighton, finding three caches and giving a lift to one Travel Bug (Big Easy Bear). However, at another cache there should have been a TB, but I'd not realised that at the time.
Looking back at the logs, I was the next logged (on the internet) visitor to the cache after it was left, but I don't remember seeing the TB and I'd probably have left it as I'd picked up one in the area already anyway.
Now, no one has suggested that I took the TB and did not log it, and a polite question was asked about whether I remember seeing it. Which I don't, but then I was heading off out of the area and had spent a bit of time finding the cache, so I did a quick trade and moved on.
So, maybe I should have been a bit more aware of the potential TB in the cache and been more awake to logging that it wasn't there? Do people think that a log along the lines of "The XYZ travel bug was there, but I left it alone" would be best? What about if the bug had been there, but the stated aim was not something I could help with? Should I take the bug if I feel like it, or leave it be?
Then, you have to say that some cachers have young children with them, and I know a couple of things I've left have appealed to people (in fact, one trinket I left in a cache has now become a TB that someone else decided to make, which I felt quite proud of, in fact) so it could be that a TB with a 'goal' is hijacked, in good faith, by someone else.
But then, I guess, any TB 'goal' is only a wish list, isn't it?
I chickened out with my first TB, Beach Bum, as all Beach Bums he's just happy to hitch a ride. :-)