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Offline Griff Grof

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Your 2013 caching in review
« on: December 31, 2013, 10:01:20 am »
I will be writing mine up as a blog post later on, and so will summarise here. I've also got to select my Cache of the Year, more on that later too..
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Re: Your 2013 caching in review
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 01:14:43 pm »
I was pleased to complete my cache find calendar enabling me to find those challenge caches that require such requirements, so no heading out in the snow this year to 'tick a day off'. It was also nice to finally fill in the D/T grid, which was done on a great day out doing 21 T5 kayak caches amongst good geo friends. For the third year in a row the number of caches found in the year was much lower than the previous year, although number of days caching was almost the same, doing less numbers wise was on the whole more enjoyable.

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Re: Your 2013 caching in review
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 05:05:33 pm »
Keep plugging away at the extremes each year North South, East, and West.

Reached the 1,000 milestone.
Cached in 36 counties.

115 caches found, less than last year, but as said above, sometimes the quality in fewer finds tops the numbers!

North: N 58 31.192, Haggis Highway: Along the A9 GC3RHAD
South: N 50 26.798, Side Tracked - Liskeard GC1W15X
East: E 1 11.944, Taverham Trott 7 GC3XHK8
West: W 4 28.122, Side Tracked - Liskeard GC1W15X

Furthest cache from home: 443 miles. Haggis Highway: Along the A9 GC3RHAD

Favourite cache of the year?
England's Glory http://coord.info/GC3MKM5
Yep, it's a micro.
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This is a SMALLER than average nano (call it a mini-nano if you like!), so has a very fiddly log to deal with...
But was well worth the effort!

*Micro's.
Not against them, just "Right place, right time" and this one fits the bill.
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Re: Your 2013 caching in review
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 08:32:24 pm »
After almost 8 years we hit 1500  ;D ;D

We did better than 2011 (6 finds) and 2012 (25 finds) by hitting the dizzy heights of 102 finds in 2013  :o

Best finds?  Toss up between any of these three:

GCWYYZ - Butt where's the cache? (Worcs) by Dobunnis
GC2B8ZF - Romandato Canyon by nina gianni
GCY69V - Janpe's Inspiration by Tripitaka

All very special to us in their own way but great fun to do.

As ever one of the best things we took from last year was the friendship and help from others.

L&H

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Re: Your 2013 caching in review
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 09:09:43 pm »
I've now written my blog post reviewing my year's caching - http://griffgrof.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/2013s-caching-in-review_31.html

In summary,
To quote my profile exactly:

"This year (2013) I hope to get to 1500 (2000 would be even better!) finds, and get more than 510 finds throughout the year. My biggest challenge is to, again, find a futher 100 more geocaches by Wrighty, my favorite cache hider. Along the way, I'll be trying to beat previous stats records. I hope to have even more time to go caching this year."

- I did get to 1500, but I really set myself the target to get to 2000. I was a bit uninspired by caching at the start of this year, so I didn't go as much as I'd like to...
- I found 229 caches this year, my worst total yet after 2011's 325, not above last year's 510. Back in 2010, I found 218 in just over 2 months
- I reckon I found about 20 more Wrighty caches, no where near the hundred!
- I did, however, achieve some new stats: five 5/5s as apposed to none is what comes to mind. I filled in more of my grid doing more unique caches too.
- I did not have more time to go caching this year, well, I did, but, to be honest - most local loops haven't been worth bothering with, and we didn't have the time to travel further afield every weekend 


I feel this year has been more about quality rather than quantity. My first cache of the year was a cracker on Fan y Big (Brecon Beacons) and one of my last was a Below Above. All the series (bar one) this year that I've done have been great, unlike previous years, selecting them by their positive comments and favourite points rather than

I can now announce my Cache of the Year is Below Above - Fallen Monarch (GC2GAMT). Reasons why on that bookmark list as well as my blog  :)
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