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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Griff Grof on April 22, 2013, 07:47:53 pm

Title: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on April 22, 2013, 07:47:53 pm
The WM forum sadly shut down without notice today  :'( - one of the most popular threads was "Today", where cachers would post about their day caching, then others join in and chat about it - it was an ideal place to post, if you felt it wasn't worth making a whole new topic about your day :) It was also very interesting, and a good place of reference to see where (and where not!) to go, and to also take in some opinions  :)

May it long continue here  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on April 22, 2013, 08:37:19 pm
OK, today I have done no caching. Please feel free to join in if you have also done no caching today. Tomorrow I anticipate things changing.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 22, 2013, 08:40:27 pm
No CITO for me over the weekend, in fact no caching over the weekend or today but I see some new caches have been published this evening about 12 miles from me :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on April 22, 2013, 08:59:36 pm
No caching today. :'(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on April 22, 2013, 09:35:24 pm
Found one today.
Knocked off one from the 'local unfound' list.

My first, and if today's is anything to go by the last, Red Phone Box cache...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 22, 2013, 09:40:23 pm
No caching today. But the weekend saw another revisit of a groundspeak geocache of the week and CC cache of the year Below Above - Fallen Monarch (http://coord.info/GC2GAMT) *wonders if I'll soon have the revisit record for that cache?* ;D Also madrab's underground CITO (http://coord.info/GC45BD9) nearby, which means I now qualify for this challenge cache (http://coord.info/GC3951F) which I hope to go look for in a few days time :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on April 23, 2013, 05:05:32 pm
Lovely seven mile walk today in the Sedgeberrow/Wormington area checking my caches and dropping off some trackables. ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Pir8sOld&New on April 23, 2013, 05:41:26 pm
Today I grabbed the cache just by SangueG's house.. Because I had to drop off a car seat back to sangueG :D lol

Also I too will be after that challenge cache.. might even go after it tonight.. hmm..
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 23, 2013, 07:22:11 pm
Yes, thank you for bringing that back. Really helped me as I was running a training session here at work this evening. Just finished, and still have some other bits to do before heading back, so I probably would end up knocking on your door around the witching hour the way things are going.

Back on topic :D geocaching... none done by me today. I have seen some new ones published within a 10 mile radius of me. But I won't be able to get to any today :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on April 23, 2013, 07:23:56 pm
3 caches found today, a cracking walk it was to.  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on April 23, 2013, 08:00:59 pm
3 caches found today, a cracking walk it was to.  :)

Which caches? Today I logged some caches we managed to squeeze in on Saturday, it was a super walk with stunning views all round, and some brilliant hides thrown in  ;D

The question is will we have the new Wrighty series to do this weekend?  :o - we'll have to wait and see  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on April 23, 2013, 08:09:10 pm
Which caches?

Can't say as I am going to use a picture on where in the world.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 25, 2013, 11:27:12 pm
A good puzzle cache (http://coord.info/GC4A1Y7) solved and couldn't resist the FTF, so off I went today :)

And as you do, stopped off for three other caches, one of merit as it's placed near some old locks (http://coord.info/GC2H2MW) which are all grassy now.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Pir8sOld&New on April 26, 2013, 12:20:24 am
A good puzzle cache (http://coord.info/GC4A1Y7) solved and couldn't resist the FTF, so off I went today :)

And as you do, stopped off for three other caches, one of merit as it's placed near some old locks (http://coord.info/GC2H2MW) which are all grassy now.

Bugger! You managed to work it out Walktall.. Well Done, been working on that for the past 3 days.. oh and Siddington Lock is good isn't it? :)

No catching today, but out tomorrow.. :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 26, 2013, 08:42:23 am
Well done Walk Tall. I'll work it out eventually :D

No caching for me today, or yesterday. But tomorrow should be fruitful :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 27, 2013, 10:23:30 pm
A 260 mile round trip today for an event cache. Managed to squeeze in a new TC cache on route which was very similar to the Confluence Task on the CC forum, got first to log on that one. Also a couple of OC caches near the event, one of which I was FTF :) Not a day of great quantity, but the caches were quality, and most importantly.. a fun day :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 27, 2013, 10:25:34 pm
I would have liked to have gone to that Event today as well but no caching for me today - been looking at kitchen units - how exciting is that :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on April 28, 2013, 06:31:31 pm
Planned to do some gardening today but that wind was a bit keen today so went and found half a dozen caches in the Alcester area.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 28, 2013, 08:20:02 pm
Wise choice Wrighty :)

I painted some pipes in the bathroom and then cut the grass, back and front.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 28, 2013, 08:36:12 pm
I made the executive decision that our grass could wait another couple of days :D

Kids football day today, plus shopping. But I did squeeze in one FTF. Is was only half a mile from my home and on a dog walking route, it was almost like it was placed just for me ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 28, 2013, 09:07:53 pm
But I did squeeze in one FTF. Is was only half a mile from my home and on a dog walking route, it was almost like it was placed just for me ;D

I noticed that new cache but thought no chance of a FTF when I saw where it was  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 28, 2013, 10:18:32 pm
 ;D

It's great to see the CO 'Peeves & Co', put out another cache. The first multi I ever did was one of theirs 'Sheep' which starts in the centre of Cirencester. Their other couple of multis were good ones too. They seemed to have gone a bit quiet with caching until recently. If they are back properly for a while I will certainly look forward to any new caches they place.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Pir8sOld&New on May 01, 2013, 04:53:58 pm
Today I finally got Preston Bridge - http://coord.info/GC3B80C (http://coord.info/GC3B80C)

I have been after it since I first saw it, and I didn't event get my clothes wet or my skin!  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 01, 2013, 07:12:27 pm
Well done. No wet pants photos from you then :D I'll have to try harder next time to get you wet.
*that sounded wrong*

No caching for me today. Baby sitting tonight. Tempted by a 37km walk in the early hours, but wouldn't want to spoil a FTF for walk tall ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 09, 2013, 01:24:13 pm
Ok so not 'Today' but in the last few days following a trip to Liverpool ...  :D

Picked up another two LQ's to move me onto 33 finds in the series:

LQ:Gtr Manchester - King of Swing (http://coord.info/GC159WY)
LQ:LANCS - Hunter's View (http://coord.info/GC156CN)

Decided to pick up some rare virtual caches whilst in the area:

Virtually On The Beach (Southport) (http://coord.info/GCEED9)
Trans Pennine Trail - Western End [S Lancs] (http://coord.info/GCE088)
Alberts Famine (http://coord.info/GC2E4D)
A Hale and Hearty Childe (Merseyside) (http://coord.info/GC6717)

And of course I had to take in a puzzle cache, although this one can only be solved once on site:
Liverpools Musical Links  (http://coord.info/GC16KWV)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 09, 2013, 03:59:15 pm
Sounds like you had a great trip then  ;D

I love the feeling of finding a virtual - and I think, actually, if they were brought back, then that would take it away  :-\
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 09, 2013, 05:23:46 pm
If virtual caches were bought back I probably wouldn't hunt for them, but given there are only around 200 in the UK there is something 'special' about hunting out the remaining ones, even if one of the recent ones I found was an old sewage pipe on the beach, at least it was sunny and it was on the beach  :D

There is always waymarking...

Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 09, 2013, 10:26:47 pm
Is the Waymarking web site any better or still ..... :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 19, 2013, 09:02:38 pm
Today I found my 700th Unknown cache, best start to have a think about the 4k milestone cache, just four caches to go...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 19, 2013, 09:52:49 pm
700th Unknown cache, wow, well done! That's a fantastic achievement. We know who to come to if we need help on puzzle solving then :D


I completed 2 TerraCaching LCs this morning. This afternoon was relaxed. We went to Swindon because eldest son was playing last footy match of the season. There was a micro near a KFC about 800m away, but it just couldn't tempt me. I am glad I didn't go look for that one as the match was an awesome final for them. His team won 10-1 ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 20, 2013, 05:37:01 pm
Thanks  :)

Forgive me if this is a daft question, but what is an LC?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 20, 2013, 05:41:40 pm
A ' locationless cache' I think.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 20, 2013, 05:43:37 pm
That's it tarmacjohn :) An LC on TerraCaching is a Locationless Cache. Like GC.com used to have before my time, I am told :) I have just started getting interested in these.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 20, 2013, 06:47:47 pm
Thanks both, I'll have to take a look, I do enjoy these different aspects to Geocaching.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 21, 2013, 07:28:00 am
Today I have.. unlocked awesome powers beyond your wildest dreams ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 21, 2013, 09:27:08 am
You playing with that light-sabre again ;)

Is that why you are wearing those cool shades (http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/fe7d7589-b7e5-47a4-a41d-cd3724ca4c85.jpg) ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 21, 2013, 04:54:14 pm
Possibly :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 21, 2013, 05:45:59 pm
Today, I have been to the Isle of Wight to find a cache. ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 21, 2013, 08:12:10 pm
Just for a cache?  :o

Which cache did you find  ???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on May 21, 2013, 08:22:44 pm
Some more of the GCW today.

Only ten to go for 4,000,sooner than anticipated thanks to the GCW.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 21, 2013, 09:20:55 pm
Just for a cache?  :o


No, we went for fish and chips as well.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 21, 2013, 09:22:43 pm

Which cache did you find  ???

 http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02e6929b-13d8-4f75-b597-b85572a0f326  (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02e6929b-13d8-4f75-b597-b85572a0f326)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 22, 2013, 12:58:00 am
No, we went for fish and chips as well.

Now that's a good enough reason for me :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 22, 2013, 01:00:34 am
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02e6929b-13d8-4f75-b597-b85572a0f326  (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=02e6929b-13d8-4f75-b597-b85572a0f326)

"Unfortunately I left my pen in the car so hopefully the CO will accept my find by posting a picture of the log."

No sign, no find :o ;)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on May 22, 2013, 09:41:24 pm
Drove over 500 miles, mostly south and via Moscow, and managed to find the information required, which will get me a Found It for "The First King of England" http://coord.info/GCBA8A in Bath...


 ;)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 26, 2013, 07:26:44 pm
Today I went out "All Tooled Up" to find this cache for my 4k milestone:

All Tooled Up (GCM80G) (http://coord.info/GCM80G)

We had a great time navigating the various waypoints, all very well constructed and most of which were something I had not seen before, great to see this 8½ year old multi still going strong.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 27, 2013, 09:23:56 am
Sounds like it was fun  :)

Congrats on your 4000th ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on May 27, 2013, 04:25:47 pm
It was good fun, I would recommend this cache if you ever find yourselves in the East Midlands.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on May 27, 2013, 07:18:48 pm
Found Enigma Code Disk http://coord.info/GCX3HK way back in 2008... Now archived.

He did some good, well thought out, caches.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 31, 2013, 11:26:42 pm
Found two good caches in Oxford today ;D

The good ship walk tall was required for the first FCC-02 Over the Lasher (http://coord.info/GC4D10N) where having found the cache, 'Go catch' turns up just before I left and so he uses, after some more air is pumped into my boat (yes its got a leak again!), the good ship walk tall to get the cache himself :D

The second is the Swing Lower (Historic Site) (http://coord.info/GC13WZQ) cache which I've looked at before but couldn't reach it but today, I used the spiderman technique to get to it  :o :o :o ;D

Then after getting home, took Archie out to the Rollright Stones to find a new TerraCache there :D

So, a very good day, even if it was only five caches in total :D 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2013, 01:27:27 am
'Spiderman' technique :o

(http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/24f1a385-7f54-4351-88d1-cc3752341b97.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on June 01, 2013, 07:59:21 am
Wow! Did you open the container and sign one handed? :D

I thought about having a go at that one during the mega, but then chickened out and did a couple of virtuals instead ;D Well done.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2013, 09:08:15 am
I open the container one handed but decided to take the log back to the edge to sign, which meant I had to do it all again ::)

The CO needs to delete some found logs, as cachers are getting there, spotting it and claiming the find without actually touching the cache >:(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on June 04, 2013, 12:16:53 am
Today (well, yesterday, as it's past midnight.  :o)
5 caches, 3 cache types, 3 counties.

YOSM number 6
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on June 04, 2013, 09:10:11 am
A short break to Kent took in three more LQ's so now up to 36/48.

LQ:HERTFORDSHIRE - Lilly Who? (GC177F3) (http://coord.info/GC177F3)
LQ:ESSEX - West Wood Ho! (GC15349) (http://coord.info/GC15349)
LQ:KENT - Granny's Island (GC15GTW) (http://coord.info/GC15GTW)

Picked up a rare webcam cache on route:

leaning on a the lamp post (GCMW01) (http://coord.info/GCMW01)

Also picked up 6 more virtual caches, helped by a detour to Oxford on the way home.
ZonePet2 - Silver Machine (GCHW82) (http://coord.info/GCHW82)
Overview (Kent) (GCA2FA) (http://coord.info/GCA2FA)
University Challenge 5 (munch munch) (GCHXGP) (http://coord.info/GCHXGP)
University Challenge 7 (Sizzle Sizzle) (GCJ170) (http://coord.info/GCJ170)
University Challenge 10 (Stomp Stomp) (GCJ1C7) (http://coord.info/GCJ1C7)
Swing Low (GCK57Z) (http://coord.info/GCK57Z)

Unlike walktall I didn't go for the very close by D1/T5 cache, despite it being one of the two squares missing off my D/T grid, I must say I was tempted though... maybe another time...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on June 04, 2013, 07:18:10 pm
Did ZonePet2 last November.
My log includes:
"... a lot of graves of airmen, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Navy Air Wing etc, from the First World War, interesting that there's a lot of graves of flyers... Know why? "

Still don't know why?

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on June 04, 2013, 10:36:08 pm
28 More of the GCW series today.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 09, 2013, 10:42:45 am
Was out walking Archie yesterday afternoon, south and east of RAF Little Rissington, also checking on some of my caches there.

Got to within 80ft of this roe deer, before I eventually said 'hello' to it, to alert it to our presence:
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5326/8993787607_5fa3334bbe_c_d.jpg)

It ran off, which set off Archie yapping/jumping wanting to chase after it (he was on a short lead).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on June 09, 2013, 10:09:21 pm
That's an impressive shot Mr Attenborough Sir :)

Nothing near as impressive happened to me today. A family Christening celebration took most of the day up, and so no cache finding for me.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on June 10, 2013, 10:57:57 am
Picked up LQ #37, LQ:RUTLAND - Luffa's Ham (GC15J3D) (http://coord.info/GC15J3D) - the cache was also visited by another local cacher later on in the day in the shape of fitzsimons.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on June 10, 2013, 11:44:52 pm
Another trip to Wales today.  ;D




Still not had a chance to look for a cache in Wales this year.  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on June 11, 2013, 06:51:53 pm
I've found some of my favourite caches in Wales - a day there would be much, much, much better than finding a load of film pots nearby, for three times the time and distance  ;) :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on July 18, 2013, 07:23:34 pm
Found this cache today: The Curse of the Black Cat (GC15RGW) (http://coord.info/GC15RGW)

Not been found for over two years, so I was obviously very pleased to convert it into a find, after over a year since I started the puzzle series, although the long drive from home had more to do with that timescale  8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 17, 2013, 06:06:23 pm
No caching done today. Hardly any done recently in fact. But I am teaming up tonight to have a go at night cache - In a Dark, Dark Wood (http://coord.info/GC1GMM6). Looking forward to it :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 18, 2013, 08:35:11 am
Same here, I didn't even shoot out for a FTF that was close to me :o :o

Have fun on the night cache :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 23, 2013, 11:01:08 pm
The night cache was great fun. It started with an immense downpour, and I was only wearing a t-shirt ;D ..and jeans, before anyone picks up on that :D But after a mile or so, as it was still warm, I dried pretty quick. It was nearly the end game on the first stage though, which took us ages to find.

Nothing much today. I completed half of a TerraCaching LC, and that was all. But Wednesday completed four of the new Below Above caches, and revisited the excellent Fallen Monarch :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 24, 2013, 09:48:14 am
Was it this August how many days can you go without finding a cache  ??? ::)

My last find was on the 5 August :o :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 24, 2013, 09:55:33 pm
Was it this August how many days can you go without finding a cache  ??? ::)

My last find was on the 5 August :o :(
I sense a caching binge brewing :D

I found this fun cache (http://coord.info/GC4JN81) today. I haven't seen one set up like it before. I also failed to find one too  :(

I did get to finish the TerraCaching LC (http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=LC7MP) that I started yesterday, nudging me up the locationless leader board a little more :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 03, 2013, 09:52:26 pm
September's FTF - tick :)

Collected sofa for the wife - tick :)

Caching on an Island - tick :)

Not a bad day and it was sunny and warm as well :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on September 03, 2013, 10:31:29 pm
A lot more done that I have :P

Caching on an Island.. The British Isles? :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 04, 2013, 09:32:46 pm
Isle of Sheppey :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 06, 2013, 11:08:38 am
And now everyone has heard of Sheppey after the pile up on the bridge. Picture I took just before leaving Sheppey:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1236919_10151818471194757_688131644_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 06, 2013, 05:27:14 pm
Wow - that's an amazing bridge! :) (Great photo too!)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on September 06, 2013, 10:52:42 pm
Not been to the Isle of Sheppey... Have been close.
Been to: Gillingham, Sittingbourne, Faversham, Canterbury, Sandwich, Maidstone, East Melling, and even out to the Isle of Grain, all without having a chance of finding a cache.
Did manage a cache at Chatham... A SideTracked!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on September 29, 2013, 10:22:39 am
Hadn't found a cache since the CITO walk a couple of weeks ago, and so popped out yesterday evening to look for a few new ones close by. Got a FTF on one of them :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 29, 2013, 10:29:46 am
No caching for me either since CITO.

I'm saving my geocaching tokens for the 5th Oct :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 29, 2013, 03:26:41 pm
No caching for me either since CITO.

I'm saving my geocaching tokens for the 5th Oct :D

What's happening on the 5th October  ???

No caching for me since the end of August  :-\
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on September 29, 2013, 05:20:21 pm
5th Oct there'll be some caching under the Cotswolds taking place again ;)

I have found three caches today whilst out of the area for Thomas' football match, one of them was a multi in Ramsbury. I always feel that little bit more fulfilled after completing a multi :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 29, 2013, 05:42:19 pm
5th Oct there'll be some caching under the Cotswolds taking place again ;)

I have found three caches today whilst out of the area for Thomas' football match, one of them was a multi in Ramsbury. I always feel that little bit more fulfilled after completing a multi :)

Ahhh of course  :)

Yes, I too love the feeling of completing a multi - I always enjoy Wrighty's, as a rule  ;D - whilst most Multi's are of a good standard due to the extra stage to them, there are some poor ones  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 29, 2013, 09:33:35 pm
I had a lovely 3.5 mile walk with Archie this afternoon :D but not a cache in sight :o but had my GPS with me as I think it deserves a few caches along this circular walk :D

There's a pub you could start and finish at as well :)

And luckily Archie didn't see these three:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2824/10009303276_18f5dce7be_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 30, 2013, 08:15:05 am
Oooo looks like a lovely area - whereabouts did you go?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 30, 2013, 09:38:06 am
Start point was Great Rissington.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 30, 2013, 10:31:16 am
Wow - local too!

Will have to go there sometime  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 30, 2013, 06:05:52 pm
Wow - local too!

Will have to go there sometime  :)

Twixmas ::) ???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 01, 2013, 07:52:20 am
Maybe! Are there any pubs nearby??
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 01, 2013, 09:51:51 am
I had a lovely 3.5 mile walk with Archie this afternoon :D but not a cache in sight :o but had my GPS with me as I think it deserves a few caches along this circular walk :D

There's a pub you could start and finish at as well :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 01, 2013, 05:43:26 pm
Ahhh - is it suitable for an event?  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 01, 2013, 09:03:03 pm
That is the problem, I need to chat with the owner because it depends how the use the dinning area at lunch time over the festive period.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 02, 2013, 04:28:40 pm
Ahhh, okay, good idea!  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 29, 2013, 10:37:15 pm
Leaving it a bit close to the end of the month but finally got my

FTF (http://coord.info/GC4R4JT)

Lovely dark clear skyies, great for a bit of star spotting. The Milk-way was easily seen without any light pollution near by ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 30, 2013, 08:43:58 am
Well done!!!  ;D

I can't view the cache page as I haven't renewed my premium membership yet  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on October 30, 2013, 09:48:50 am
My premium membership ran out 3 weeks ago but I am still showing as Premium.  :o I still receive new cache notifications and can run PQ's

Ssssshhhh. Don't tell anyone  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 30, 2013, 09:59:37 am
Hey, that happened to me!!! I thought they had renewed it, even though I have it selected not to renew automatically.

It ran out about 2 months after it was meant to expire  :o ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 30, 2013, 10:34:35 am
Perhaps they give us a little extra, as we pay more than $30 ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 30, 2013, 12:08:13 pm
Perhaps they give us a little extra, as we pay more than $30 ::)

Ahhh that could well be the case...
Although they did send me several reminder emails in the build up to the date it was meant to expire, so that doesn't make sense  :-\
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on November 01, 2013, 10:33:11 pm
After nearly not getting a FTF in October.

I've just got back after a quick FTF in Langford :)

That's November sorted  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 08, 2013, 11:07:32 pm
Soggy, wet and mouldy...

Marks 1,000 caches.
Not really what I was looking for, for a milestone.  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 08, 2013, 11:08:34 pm
... But 999 was rather nice!  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on November 08, 2013, 11:39:19 pm
That Interview by Radio 4's Open Country program, at the Halloween Event (http://coord.info/GC4AJ32) was broadcast yesterday but you can find it here:

Geocaching in Salcey Forest (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03ggfw8)

smudge42 and me are at 20:45. Not much of our interview went to air.

(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/944x531_b/p01krg33.jpg)
Quote
There are eyes everywhere in the Forest...
Helen gets a shock, finding one of the spooky themed caches
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on November 09, 2013, 06:06:42 am
Will try and listen to it all as soon as I can, but have listened to your bit this morning :)

Nice photo as well to look at as I eat breakfast :o :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on November 09, 2013, 10:03:27 am
Woohoo! Congrats on 1000 B&R!!!  ;D Would you like a thread in Congratulations?  :)

Ahhh will have to listen to that soon then  ;) :D

Title: Re: Today
Post by: higster on November 09, 2013, 06:50:01 pm
Today, I'm in Wales at Bluestone hoping to get some caches in the Canaston Wood today and tomorrow looking good  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on November 10, 2013, 11:15:31 am
"Not really what I was looking for, for a milestone. " At least it will be memorable B&R, even if for the wrong reasons :-\ Well done on finding 1000! :) Which one was 999?

Have only found a couple of almost cache 'n' dashes in Wales. Hope you have a good time higster :)

In the past month I have actually only found one cache! :o Am so, so busy  :( I could do with trying to find one to relax my mind a bit, might go try and find one today whilst we are out. Sometime this coming week though I hope to find my first cache outside of the UK :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 10, 2013, 02:14:04 pm
"Not really what I was looking for, for a milestone. " At least it will be memorable B&R, even if for the wrong reasons :-\ Well done on finding 1000! :) Which one was 999?

Sure will be memorable!
Caching by phone, phone battery dies just as the flash fires to photograph the log!
And then to find my lift, who I cant contact, due to no phone!  :o

Cache 999 was a Virtual. (And one of the 'older' UK caches, even at being placed November 2003)
Lighthouse Hunt - Brighton/Shoreham-on-Sea http://coord.info/GCH600

Have been past it on the bus, and knowing I was going to be close, made a point of getting it this time.

Just a little 'miffed' as recently I've been close to:
Echoes of Echoes http://coord.info/GCG1VH
Steam bricks! ( Co. Durham ) http://coord.info/GC62D7
Under Water? ( Cleveland ) http://coord.info/GCAB1B
and
Steam Power (Swindon, Wiltshire) http://coord.info/GCG0Q7

Just not close enough, or enough time to divert, in order to get a find on them.


Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on November 10, 2013, 07:15:43 pm
Today I went caching  :o - The NottHill series, a short little walk which we (and Fizz the puppy) thoroughly enjoyed  ;D

Stunning views all around, and twelve nice caches - couldn't think of a better way to spend the morning! I recommend!  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on November 11, 2013, 02:25:48 pm
Just a little 'miffed' as recently I've been close to:
Echoes of Echoes http://coord.info/GCG1VH
Steam bricks! ( Co. Durham ) http://coord.info/GC62D7
Under Water? ( Cleveland ) http://coord.info/GCAB1B
and
Steam Power (Swindon, Wiltshire) http://coord.info/GCG0Q7

Just not close enough, or enough time to divert, in order to get a find on them.

I have 'found' two of those four virtual caches you mention, I hope to be able to pay Steam Bricks a visit at some point, just after a days work in the North East I just want to get home  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on November 19, 2013, 09:48:53 pm
I've been on FB for the last 5 hours :o

Our village has been without water since 6am this morning :o :o :o

We still don't have water but we should by mid-night :o

Been busy on FB/email/phone, as has a lot of the village, trying to find out what is going on, who is fixing the issue and when will we get water. I've just been able to talk a bit higher up the chain than Customer Service, as I've met the MD of our new (take over in Jan 2014) Water providers :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on November 20, 2013, 08:03:42 am
Hopefully it all gets sorted ASAP!  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on November 20, 2013, 04:39:35 pm
We got water at mid-night, so that was about 18 hours without water :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on November 20, 2013, 04:48:48 pm
What came 1st. Toilet or cup of tea?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on November 20, 2013, 05:45:31 pm
What came 1st. Toilet or cup of tea?

Neither - coffeeeeeee :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 25, 2014, 12:15:29 am
Today (yesterday, Friday)
Managed two caches, making three for the year!

First of the year makes a good start on the Furthest East for the year, and may stay that way!
Today gets a good contender for Furthest South for the year... Might be beaten. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on February 03, 2014, 10:41:51 pm
So near, yet so far...

Only a mile from Trans Pennine Trail - Eastern End http://coord.info/GCDA71

Yet, as Time (and buses) wait for no man, didn't get a chance to find it.  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on February 04, 2014, 06:08:59 pm
Cracking walk on Bredon Hill today,no need for wellies up there :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on February 04, 2014, 07:24:05 pm
Somewhat bracing methinks?  Bet you could see for miles.....
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on February 04, 2014, 10:44:21 pm
Miles and miles. 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on February 05, 2014, 07:31:29 am
Sounds a lot more fulfilling than the cache 'n' dash I did yesterday.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on February 05, 2014, 09:54:53 am
So near, yet so far...

Only a mile from Trans Pennine Trail - Eastern End http://coord.info/GCDA71

Yet, as Time (and buses) wait for no man, didn't get a chance to find it.  :(

Small world..... we did that virtual cache on Sunday.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on February 05, 2014, 10:03:09 am
Not "Today" as such, but Sunday 2nd - Tuesday 4th Feb we had a short break in Scarborough, so whilst in the area, and on the journey up/down we managed to fit in 2 Little Quest, 8 Virtual, 2 YOSM, 5 Puzzles and 3 Earth Caches, also found out that Samuel Smith pubs do excellent ale  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on February 09, 2014, 09:29:50 pm
Just the one cache today near Mickleton and i met a geocacher from Kent doing TJs Meon Hill series.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on February 16, 2014, 05:11:35 pm
No caching done today. Intending to go out after work tomorrow to look for one to complete the next gap in the day grid. But which one to go for...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 23, 2014, 05:39:39 pm
Been a good month for ticking off FTF day grid, got another one today ;D

PS Also found a new cache spot, could well be a 4.5 terrain 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on February 23, 2014, 06:44:20 pm
Well actually yesterday....

Had a trip to London and picked up the two Little Quest caches whilst down there, also did five virtual caches and also a webcam cache that has been archived since 2003, sadly when I came to log the webcam the listing has now been locked, I guess the powers that be got wind of it when it was mentioned on the forums...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on February 23, 2014, 07:30:50 pm
Sorry, probably my fault. I, stupidly, started a thread on GC.com about people logging the Severn Bore event that didn't happen and it got picked up that I had logged this archived Webcam.

Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on February 23, 2014, 07:33:29 pm
It was that thread that alerted me to this webcam, so no worries, I was thinking maybe it could be listed on another site instead?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on February 23, 2014, 09:03:47 pm
Went out for a ride this afternoon and found one on Castlemorton Common "5. On Common Ground.  Smelly." - GC3WHHA.  Took a while but it shouldn't have really, was almost as good as a FTF (whats one of those? we haven't had one since June '09) as its had a few DNF's since it was last found in August last year.  We did one other in the series and then had to go and do something useful  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on February 23, 2014, 09:27:32 pm
it got picked up that I had logged this archived Webcam.

Yes, but I think that's fine as long as the webcam is active and the listing isn't locked. An event - well, it was cancelled = no event.  :D

Typical for people to point it out though, isn't it  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 24, 2014, 09:54:10 am
Yes, but I think that's fine as long as the webcam is active and the listing isn't locked. An event - well, it was cancelled = no event.  :D

And reading some of the 'Attended' logs, some of them didn't even get close to the Event co-ordinates :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on February 24, 2014, 09:58:43 am
I wonder if Dave Womble had permission from the land owner?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on February 24, 2014, 11:56:27 am
PS Also found a new cache spot, could well be a 4.5 terrain 8)

Can I assume it will be a 1.5 or 2.5 difficulty
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on February 24, 2014, 12:13:28 pm
Saturday - Did the 'Snowshill Scramble' and 'Meon Hill' circuits.  Started at around 9:15 am and finished in the dark at pushing 6:30 pm. 

Sunday - Picked off most of the Avening circular walk I'd not done before, plus retrieved Gackt's #BA Oil Drum Lane' cache and found the lab cache he'd kindly placed for me.

Approx. 60 finds and 5 DNFs across the weekend. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on February 24, 2014, 12:21:27 pm
Good going, I had Man Flu so didn't travel too far away from the couch.

I did one cache last week, is was sooooo muddy that I thought I wouldn't really be bothered about going out till things dry up. Well done for tackling Mean Hill, the 1st half is quite muddy when it is wet.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 24, 2014, 11:10:18 pm
Can I assume it will be a 1.5 or 2.5 difficulty

I was thinking 1.5, as it's the terrain that's interesting - tee hee ;)

Only problem is, I've first got to get the cache in place ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on March 14, 2014, 04:15:53 pm
Today:
9 caches, doubles my total finds for the year!
1 an Unknown, and another 1 gets me the co-ordinates for another Unknown, which gets 2 big blue ?'s away from from my home co-ordinates!

Still surrounded by blue ?'s, but not so many.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 15, 2014, 08:32:02 pm
Look what the frogs are up to in our pond ::) ;D

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Frogsatit2014_zps2121895a.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 16, 2014, 09:24:32 am
9 caches is over twice the amount that I have found on any particular day this year Bear and Ragged, well done. I am just doing one or two here and there at the moment.

Great photo walktall, it must be spring :)

I think I will try and find this one (http://coord.info/GC4KJBG) again today, as the waters look to have receded.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 16, 2014, 09:38:15 am
I think I will try and find this one (http://coord.info/GC4KJBG) again today, as the waters look to have receded.

A new series with an interesting twist. I know who I would add to the list, in fact there are several  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 16, 2014, 09:43:13 am
Yes, I have more than one cacher in mind to place a cache to highlight. I guess we can have more than one hero?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 16, 2014, 09:59:18 am
Question is: should the cache reflect the hero e.g. DrSolly - a slug cache
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 16, 2014, 05:41:55 pm
Question is: should the cache reflect the hero e.g. DrSolly - a slug cache
I did see a sign on a gate a while back on the old Cricklade to Swindon road that said something like Slug Farm and had a picture of a slug on it. I did think about placing a related cache for him then but never got around to it. I think there's a couple placed too close to it now.

I went and found that cache I though about doing today. A very easy find a great little location, now the water is back to a more normal level.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on March 16, 2014, 09:03:20 pm
Rubbish day caching wise!  Had to go to Swalcliff, near Banbury, at lunchtime to see the step daughter perform on her hoss.  Did the CM in Broadway, that wasn't up to much but we did buy some Snowdrop plants from the place opposite.  Grabbed some lunch after dropping Lin off at the Event and off I went.  Parked up in a handy spot, got the GPS out and started looking for something to find but it seems almost everything I looked at had a sodden wet log.  The next thing I knew as it was one hour later!  Yes, I'd dozed off!  Decided to try for Roman Way, just outside Tadmarton but DNF'ed that after about 40 mins so went and found Post Haste in the village.  Just putting it back when L rang to say Lesley, the one with the hoss, had been knocked out of the competition so we could go home.  Thought we might grab the CM at Wickhamford on the way home, we did get the co-ords but ran out of light.  Hope everyone else did better...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 13, 2014, 09:58:26 am
I did one of Wrighty's caches yesterday. Only as a drive-by though on way home from an Easter activity day at Fosseway Garden Centre. It was still good to do one though, as I have been only caching on days where I need to fill in a Day of the Year gap in the chart, and I didn't need to do one yesterday so it felt like a bonus :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 13, 2014, 10:27:27 am
Here's me checking my Earth cache notes ;D

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/floatingreadingmyEarthcachenotes_zps6212d010.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 13, 2014, 11:29:49 pm
With a lovely sunny afternoon, Archie and I went for a walk and I checked some of my caches as well :)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Archieandmeenjoyingthesun_zpsf47a3218.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 14, 2014, 06:55:06 am
Here's me checking my Earth cache notes ;D
So next time I have fish and chips I may have a bit of walktall on them :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on April 18, 2014, 08:51:33 pm
Haha! So have you placed an earthcache in [remind me where you went again]  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 19, 2014, 02:48:30 pm
This is the Event I held in Cape Verde ;D

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/CapeVerdeEvent_zps3304cd00.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on April 19, 2014, 04:43:58 pm
Wow, nice beach (and weather!)  :)

Plus, looks like you weren't far from Mega Status!  ;D :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 19, 2014, 05:46:04 pm
Plus, looks like you weren't far from Mega Status!  ;D :D

My Mum helped bump up the numbers :P ;D

PS In Surf Zone (http://www.surfcaboverde.com/webcam.html) behind us, there is a web cam, you could have watched us as well  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 19, 2014, 05:58:00 pm
Wow, nice beach (and weather!)  :)

And the beach kept going and going:
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Andtebeachkeptgoing_zps9a1ce286.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 05, 2014, 07:14:56 am
A bit down about not being able to go to the Mega. I didn't even get much caching around here done yesterday either. I did do one micro cache near Quenington after the car boot sale there yesterday. And did the Mild in May TC LC too, that was an enjoyable cache, even if it was just out the back of the house ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/TTblood666/various/TC/DSC_0538_zpsd4cd29c4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TTblood666/media/various/TC/DSC_0538_zpsd4cd29c4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 05, 2014, 08:55:09 am
At least you got a drink ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on May 05, 2014, 09:36:50 am
2 FTF's and a Church Micro before 08:45  ;D
Now its back to my chores....
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 02, 2014, 08:53:08 am
There'll be no haggis or knackwurst for me like some of you this month. But I did meet a clown and a witch on Thursday.

(http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/257dea1a-e2e6-41aa-b7dc-9a842753610a.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 06, 2014, 12:24:19 am
Back after a tour of Scotland visiting: Edinburgh, Perth, Ullapool, Stornoway area on Lewis, Thurso, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats, St Margaret's Hope area on Orkney, Findhorn, Irvine, Ayr, Mull of Galloway and Kirkcowan ;D Clocked up 1707 miles on the car :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 10, 2014, 07:29:11 am
Back after a tour of Scotland visiting: Edinburgh, Perth, Ullapool, Stornoway area on Lewis, Thurso, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats, St Margaret's Hope area on Orkney, Findhorn, Irvine, Ayr, Mull of Galloway and Kirkcowan ;D Clocked up 1707 miles on the car :o
That's quite some tour! Hope you had a great time, look forward to hearing about it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 10, 2014, 09:56:35 am
Still haven't had time to log the 118 caches, a few DNFs :( but it was a good trip. I would have loved to have seen more of the islands but nipping over as a foot passenger for the day was a good cheap way to have a taster :)

For me, the remotest cache off a main road (that is Scottish Highlands main road) was a 15+ mile drive along single track road to Polglass and then a short walk to Sarah's 50th Birthday Cache (http://coord.info/GC1VBQY).
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/SingletrackroadtoPolglass_zps089ac471.jpg)


Would have thought there would have been loads of caches here, well it is a:
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/LeavingGeopark_zps899c7f4c.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on August 10, 2014, 01:54:17 pm
"Geopark"?

Should be a least one cache, tucked away behind the sign!  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 10, 2014, 09:20:33 pm
Look Griff, the sun was shinning on Saturday afternoon for Welly Wanging, as well as other games and fun at our Summer Fete:

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10426191_677368549021279_1266645604303302397_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 11, 2014, 11:48:09 am
The sun was shining even more in Cataluña, @walktall  :P ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 25, 2014, 09:30:50 am
Had a heron visit our garden over the last few days but hadn't managed to get a photo till this morning :)

Pond netting checked and extra pegs added yesterday :o

This shot proves the heron is no dummy, not like the plastic one!
(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10612951_10152615083029757_278591556309619967_n.jpg?oh=f490dfee78aca3fed749156911d2de14&oe=545E237B)


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10547477_10152615083074757_3382852672567282405_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on August 25, 2014, 09:54:32 am
Looks like a young 'un.
Wath small pets, if you have any, they will eat anything they can get down their necks  :o
One of the few success stories of the avian world, they are much more prolific than they were 20+ years ago.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 29, 2014, 06:04:29 pm
Very very occasionally I see one perched on top the roof of nearby houses. Their size makes them look a bit surreal compared to the pigeons and magpies that are normally found up there.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on September 01, 2014, 10:38:35 pm
Found a cache I DNFed a couple of months ago - can't believe I missed it!  Then I couldn't find another one in the series so to cheer me up....

We're sorted for the Halloween Mega near Corby (GC4YCAV) - heard great things from loads of different folks recently and it's an area we don't know.  Anyone else been or going?

H.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on September 01, 2014, 11:57:53 pm
I've put it in the diary but not sure yet.

Last years caches were very good :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on September 02, 2014, 12:12:12 am
'Near' Corby!  :D

Not too far from my old stomping ground.
Done  a few caches over that way, many now archived.  :'(

But. Corby, bit of  recent history around Corby (as in the steel works) I have done Corby Steel #1 Corby Candle GC229AV, and there's a few more in the series.

Church Micro 3189...Wilbarston GC409X3 nice church and village.

Stamford is very old history, have done the multi The Stamford Taurus GCC5B7

Rutland Water is worth a visit with several caches around.

Oakham. I've always had my eye on the multi Multum In Parvo GCVMXV (But never got around to it!)

Eyebrook Res with it's link to the Dam Busters...
(And not too far away, practice parachute landing area for WW2 'Operation Market Garden' (AKA: film A Bridge too Far) local knowledge, not too well known!)

Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on September 06, 2014, 11:13:09 pm
The Halloween do in October isn't far from there (thanks G&R!) so we'll have a look at those....
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on September 30, 2014, 09:42:44 pm
Today i had a good walk in the Lonborough,Batsford and Sezincote area.Remembered where some of the Sezincote Stroll caches were hidden and picked up a couple of tbs but the caches were in a poor state and i now see some have been archived,a real shame because it was a good series on a cracking walk.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 01, 2014, 02:16:01 pm
Today I solved this newly published puzzle:

--untitled-- (http://coord.info/GC5CBQZ)

As usual this was a clever puzzle, so pleased with the solve and pretty confident with my two codes found for the lock I headed on the 50 mile round trip to gz.

Cache was a nice quick find, although my codes were not correct, and despite trying some 400 or so other codes which did not work I decided that trying the whole 9,999 possibilities was taking it a bit too far, so I left without signing the log.

Anyone else had a equally disappointing 'so close' experience?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on October 01, 2014, 06:40:05 pm
What a shame, we feel for you, still at least it wasn't raining...

Had a quick look at the cache page and couldn't make head nor tail of it  ;D :D, but not surprised as we're not very good at these!

We.ve arrived at cache parking only to find we've left the info at home more than once :'( :'(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 02, 2014, 11:21:52 am
I have the missing code now, so hopefully can turn this into a find next time I am nearby, at least I know where the cache should be :-)

I have arrived before with no details on the gps, so now I always check that things have loaded before leaving the house.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 03, 2014, 09:29:53 am
I sort of got mentioned in a new cache (http://coord.info/GC5DVGK) description that got published yesterday (and found) in Gloucester.

Quote
Of course there are the omnipresent mallards and the mischievous grey squirrels, one of who was blamed by a notable Geocacher for the disappearance of The Letterbox (http://coord.info/GC47PHR)!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 04, 2014, 10:35:52 pm
Revisited the puzzle cache from Wednesday mentioned earlier in this thread and with the correct code it was a nice simple sign of the logbook today, although it was raining quite heavy, full waterproofs required this morning. I then went for a nice walk around Hanbury Hall taking in a festive series, before we get sick of festive stuff, about time it was all over the TV isn't it? ;-)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on October 05, 2014, 07:14:40 pm
Picked up Acorn #7 today, still a few to find and they are now distributed far and wide, but I have the Northings identified now so might be able to work out some possible locations.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on October 08, 2014, 10:02:06 pm
We were in Tewkesbury this am and popped down to Deerhurst to get the two newish CM's and also the other two caches by Sulis Manoeuvre.  Thoroughly enjoyed all four of them and St Mary's Priory is well worth a closer look...
And we didn't get wet  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 10, 2014, 08:24:16 pm
A lovely day for a bit of cache maintenance, as one of my GWR caches needed a new log and as I was passing the other three GWR caches of mine, they got checked as well today :)

There was a stream train as well out on the line. Looked like a special, as there were very few people on board and some were allowed into the cab to have a look, before it set off back to Toddington  :)

Also, there was a chance of a FTF as well and I got two ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 10, 2014, 10:17:08 pm
All aboard !

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10354173_10152730300919757_4033527485788658714_n.jpg?oh=78ad95cc6b02d32d912ec4b252a706ac&oe=54C0DD78&__gda__=1420691822_f343d324affa063858006d191938820e)

Off the track !!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10150763_10152730337544757_8761706433161826499_n.jpg?oh=c0e54c59b07b99f51f6e926e2fcd43d4&oe=54C67FC9&__gda__=1422163126_4182816a06fcb69491e4646ed91eacb5)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 11, 2014, 10:23:05 am
Great photos  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on October 14, 2014, 09:03:46 pm
Nice photo's David!

Did Madresfield Meanders 2 (GC1Y7ZD) today, we posted a NM log a few weeks ago as it wasn't there, as The Cuthies and Max had placed a new cache for the CO when they did the series!

The cynical amongst us might say they did it to get the smiley, but I reckon it was a pretty decent thing to do.

AND

TPTB seem to have made a change on your profile page, there is a new section showing the four last viewed caches, there is on ours anyway and I've not changed any settings  ??? ???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on October 14, 2014, 11:43:58 pm
Yep.
Lots of changes... That no one has asked for.

Have they made any changes that people were after? Have they f...!


No option to remove the last caches viewed (as there was previously... ) However, from the GS forums:

Quote
If you use AdBlock Plus, you can add 1 line to your custom filter to block out that div.

1. AdBlockPlus, Filter Preference...

2. On left, click on Ad Blocking Rules

3. On right, click on "Add Filter"

4. In the text box that appears, type in :
Code: [Select]
###ctl00_ContentBody_RecentlyViewedCachesPanel
hit enter, then "Close" at bottom right corner.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on October 15, 2014, 09:38:08 pm
Hey, nice one B&R!

Typical GS!  Don't know if you've noticed but the photo, if you had one, has disappeared from your user profile too, or at least our has...

On a brighter note, for us anyway, we did our 100 days caching in a row today :D  Not much by lots of peoples standards but we're pleased, not sure how much longer it will run on for though  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 16, 2014, 12:46:18 am
Well done L8HNB ;D

Guess where I was today (15th) L8HNB?

(http://imgcdn.geocaching.com/cache/log/2727e5a7-223f-4372-ab13-0b70ff5f9005.jpg)
That's me on the bench :) I was in the area collecting a replacement fish tank.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on October 16, 2014, 05:52:54 pm
Cheers!

Droitwich, we did that EC on Saturday, funnily enough, but I guess you know that  ;)  Didn't notice the writing on the blocks though - at first quick glance at the photo I thought it said "Fart Watson"   ;D

Trust you sorted the FT out ok, you should have called in for a cuppa on the way back...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 16, 2014, 09:33:19 pm
Need to put a pin in my map, so I can see when I pass close by, a cuppa would have been nice :)

Fish very happy in their new home:
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1146476_10152744745314757_2185368272474130433_n.jpg?oh=6e684187761bbcc53eb21d39904c942b&oe=54AC2740)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 17, 2014, 06:10:53 pm
They do look happy!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on October 17, 2014, 10:58:17 pm
Where's the diver/ship wreck/castle?  :o

I thought it was compulsory to have at least one of them in a fish tank?  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on December 08, 2014, 08:03:28 pm
They look so fresh and healthy. My last fish died last night. It was nearly 17 years old. So sad. It kept me company many an evening whilst I have been at the computer screen. I have kept many exotic fish over the years, but about six years ago when I did the whole of the ground floor out with laminate flooring, I moved the large tropical tank out to mother-in-laws, and I never brought it back.. too much to cope with moving it again. So I just had a small tank left here with two small goldfish in. One passed last year, but it just felt this one would go on for ever. It had a large growth on it's head for about three years, but it just kept going. Took tank to the skip today. There is a very empty place in our dining room now.

Anyways, moving on. Yesterday morning I did a nice little loop of festive caches before making a very brief appearance at an event in Gloucester. 10 caches with a Christmas theme, that almost got me in the mood to put my tree up when I got home... almost. Ruby's Reindeer Ride (http://coord.info/GC5GYD0).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on January 15, 2015, 09:27:35 pm
A bit of an adventure for a FTF (http://coord.info/GC5K3CP) today :)

Needed waders or a boat but just had wellies on:
(http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/large/79da8b75-9b06-46c8-81c1-111a5ee4405f.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on January 15, 2015, 10:12:55 pm
Well done! I don't think I will rush out to be STF  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on January 23, 2015, 10:54:46 am
Finally completed my Somerset Well Rounded Cacher Challenge Cache (http://coord.info/GC22QHC) yesterday by finding No.6 The Prisoner (http://coord.info/GC3795B)  ;D ;D ;D

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10858512_10152991651544757_3309000848626273785_n.jpg?oh=bd701cd203d1c0901d8b85fda9ab4e96&oe=555D82F6&__gda__=1428845280_fbba1da6c9212063876aa41b2b777a70)


and went over an unusual canal footbridge (http://coord.info/GC3QBQC), which I think at least once person here will recognise  :)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10388077_10152992464699757_1427685279269398498_n.jpg?oh=f81b91f49547d4ebc2b5d94441c25204&oe=5525A592&__gda__=1428309239_2a9642042dfd485b2919fffd6a20f1d3)


Overall, a very good day and managed to collect the freezer we bought off ebay :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 23, 2015, 01:23:52 pm
Drayton Swivel Bridge - Brum Fazeley Canal (http://coord.info/GC3QBQC) Now I wonder who hid that cache...  ::) ;)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 27, 2015, 04:38:56 pm
Today I ticked off one more D/T square for my long term attempt at The Somerset Well Rounded Cacher (GC22QHC), still 20 more to go, if only I had registered earlier...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on January 27, 2015, 09:13:40 pm
Today I ticked off one more D/T square for my long term attempt at The Somerset Well Rounded Cacher (GC22QHC), still 20 more to go, if only I had registered earlier...


I did send the CO a question about changing D/T's of caches found but never got a response :( I know the CO has said that this was OK but wanted to check how do I prove the D/T at the time of finding.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 27, 2015, 09:35:35 pm
Not sure how you could prove the D/T at the time of finding? I have written my own macro to do the work for me, this runs against my database of found caches which preserves the D/T at the time of finding, I could run the macro against a fresh database loaded from the 'My Finds' PQ too, just to be on the safe side.

This is the output my macro generates: Somerset Well Rounded Progress (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/crrw8vruafwgq2q/GridSomerset.html)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on January 28, 2015, 11:06:13 am
This is the output my macro generates: Somerset Well Rounded Progress (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/crrw8vruafwgq2q/GridSomerset.html)

That looks very good. Mine is a similar grid but done manually but doesn't have the P & F detail on it. Could I try your script?

I save the GPX of the cache in a separate GSAK database, so preserves the D/T at time of finding :)

Using the site My Geocaching Profile (http://www.mygeocachingprofile.com/default.aspx), this has an area for Challenges and it shows my progress of the Somerset Challenge but uses the My Finds PQ, so does not preserve D/T's at time of finding. It currently shows that I have one missing, 2.5/5.0 even though I found a cache with this D/T but has been changed since. I do intend to find another cache with 2.5/5.0 for completeness :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on January 28, 2015, 12:10:07 pm
@walktall, sure I can let you have a copy of the macro, I haven't uploaded it to the GSAK master list as I seem to remember there was some code in it specific to me, but I need to check, if you can send me an email through my geocaching profile then I can reply and attach the file, if there is anything that needs editing within the macro I can let you know what it is in the email too.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 12, 2015, 09:56:03 am
Don't you just hate that:


Grrrrrrrr :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on February 12, 2015, 04:01:05 pm
Sounds annoying @walktall!

Which Multi was it?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 12, 2015, 07:54:25 pm
Sounds annoying @walktall!

Which Multi was it?

It was Churchdown Family Multi (http://coord.info/GC3WCCA) and now having checked it, I see why I got one digit (I think) wrong.

The additional waypoints have slightly different wording of the questions to that in the main description and I was using the additional waypoints to navigate and use to see the questions.

The one that got me was Q3:

The main description says: "How many windows in the row ABOVE the shop fronts? = B"
Additional waypoint says: "How many windows in a row above the shop fronts? = B"

Because the waypoint question said "in a row", I took that to be some windows that were right next to each other in a row, rather than, how many windows above all the shops.

I will be emailing the CO to correct the questions in the waypoints, so they are the same as the main description. Q5 has this issue as well.

Update: email sent to CO :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 20, 2015, 12:34:28 pm
Despite the best efforts of the clouds, managed to get some shots of the eclipse :)

(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t31.0-8/10688388_10153120398064757_2790226295328697515_o.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t31.0-8/11071739_10153120398214757_6722203569855852627_o.jpg)

(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10481956_10153120398324757_3019164581720133309_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 20, 2015, 08:07:08 pm
They shut the blinds at school  >:( :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 20, 2015, 10:04:10 pm
They shut the blinds at school  >:( :D

Very educational ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 21, 2015, 09:03:01 am
Very educational ::)

"Health and safety"  ::) :D

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on March 21, 2015, 09:05:44 pm
I tried using a colander but it strained my eyes :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 22, 2015, 09:03:19 am
I tried using a colander but it strained my eyes :D

Our teacher tried using a colander too  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 22, 2015, 09:27:00 am
I tried using a colander but it strained my eyes :D

Think that story doesn't hold water ;) ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 23, 2015, 07:45:52 pm
*groan* Sounds like a Harry Hill joke  :D

Great photos walktall! I only had a glance at the sky before disappearing under the ground for a few hours, not for caching though, just a relaxing potter in some passages not visited before.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 26, 2015, 10:18:23 pm
Good walk in Sherborne Park and there's now three caches to find as well.  Sherborne Family Fun Walk #1 Deer Sculpture (http://coord.info/GC5JMHB), it was about a 2.8 mile circular walk.

Sherborne Brook
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Geocaching/Sherborne%20Brook_zpsiroti1mp.jpg)


South side of Sherborne Park, walking back to the brook
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Geocaching/Out%20for%20a%20walk%20at%20Sherborne_zpsswr1yco3.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 26, 2015, 10:57:11 pm
Great photos! I have been stuck in work all day :( Will look forward to doing those few sometime soon. With the warmer weather coming it should be fun to take an evening stroll and do a bit of bat watching. They have some roosting in some of the old buildings, and a small underground quarry in the woods is an official bat roost.

Entrances..
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/TTblood666/Underworld/Sherborne3.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TTblood666/media/Underworld/Sherborne3.jpg.html)

Peering into one entrance. It's possible to just about squeeze in, but not permitted..
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/TTblood666/Underworld/entrance1.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/TTblood666/media/Underworld/entrance1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 26, 2015, 11:43:52 pm
Looks interesting @Gackt
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on March 30, 2015, 01:03:44 pm
I went and did the same walk yesterday evening with Roxy. I think you had the better day weather wise, but I still enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on April 25, 2015, 03:20:56 pm
Yesterday really...

Have decided to try to get more than one cache a day (Stats and all that!  :D)

Managed FIVE caches yesterday, and have run GSAK to find I've managed a new record (for me!) of 5 Counties in a day, and 4 States in a day.
(And all with no planning to do so  ;))

Previous record was 2006 with 3 Counties and  3 States in a day.


* Not bad, considering I was working, and not caching.  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 29, 2015, 04:17:28 pm
Well done! The most counties I have found in one day is two I think, but that's without trying as I live right on the border of two.

Today I found a cache today that I DNF'd a couple of days ago. Managed to find because walktall arrived on the scene the next day and he has super powers which let him sniff caches out at 300'. Honest ;D

I also investigated a hole. Because there was hole. Wallsend (no demolition required!) (http://coord.info/GC5PVZX)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on April 29, 2015, 08:42:22 pm
Previous:
Most States in a day:
3 (West Midlands, Southern England, East Midlands.) on 24/09/2006

Most Counties in a day:
3 (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, ) on 12/02/2006

New:
Most States in a day:
4 (South East England, Eastern England, Southern England, West Midlands.) on 24/04/2015

Most Counties in a day:
5 (Hampshire, Surrey, Essex, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire.) on 24/04/2015


As I'm bottom part of Warwickshire, bordering Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, not too difficult t get 3 counties. (As you say!)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 29, 2015, 09:25:36 pm
Today I found a cache today that I DNF'd a couple of days ago. Managed to find because walktall arrived on the scene the next day and he has super powers which let him sniff caches out at 300'. Honest ;D

Wallsend (no demolition required!) (http://coord.info/GC5PVZX)

 ::) ;D

I see the CO has now disabled it to move it from the dry stone wall to a better location and hopefully with correct co-ordinates :)



On one of my long routes to a Mega, I managed 6 Counties in a day: Central, Strathclyde, Dumfries_and_Galloway, Northumberland, Cumbria, Highland on 26/07/2010 ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 04, 2015, 08:19:25 am
That's impressive. I would be over the moon if I managed 6 local villages in a day :)

Anyone have any caching plans for today? I am not sure if I will have much time to go out today. The massive Lechlade duck race is on I think, but we did that last year.

Did a couple of trads near Thornbury on Saturday. xJammmzy had Rooster72s Meryl TB whilst paintballing before I took it back again to go for a walk to to drop in a cache whilst I let him and his friends continue their games.

(http://img.geocaching.com/track/log/large/0efa658f-ee49-45f5-94a6-913dc2b542e7.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 04, 2015, 10:04:00 am
No caching planned for today but was out yesterday at a 15 Years of Geocaching (http://coord.info/GC5R5VT) Event and a few caches afterwards :)

(https://d1u1p2xjjiahg3.cloudfront.net/1c5390a9-6edf-4cfc-b2ab-fc8adf455cef_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 06, 2015, 11:22:35 pm
Feeling quite chuffed with myself for finding a cache today that hasn't had a find in over 3 years. It's on TC so not everyone may be able to see. Lambourn Valley Way (http://terracaching.com/Cache/TCHKZ).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 10, 2015, 08:40:15 pm
Today, with a little help from a certain friendly CO I achieved this.....

Atlasquest.com - Letterbox - #241938 - The Pudding Club
GPSGames.org - Virtual - Cotswold Village
Wherigo.com - Wherigo - Barnwood Park
Geocaching.com - Event - GC5Q1XK - Cotswold Caching#3
Terracaching.com - Moving - TC43IY - Bottle of vintage TC
Opencaching.org.uk - Puzzle - OK034F - tenses.buildings.bonus
Opencaching.com - Traditional - OX3CDR4 - Cow and Church:The Leys

7 different cache types on 7 different cache hosting types
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 11, 2015, 08:55:00 am
Well done TJ, a good way to start up again after your exams with a challenge  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 17, 2015, 09:38:20 am
A good way to start up again after your exams with a challenge  ;D 8)

Hmm, maybe I need to come up with a challenge as well then?  :D

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 21, 2015, 07:32:11 pm
Brilliant walk today in the sun  :)

Around 8 miles in the area I have in mind for my new series. Now have the route finalised and several locations for caches identified, including a couple of Church Micro's... now to sort the containers and return to the area soon  ;D

Now to decide which to archive: Westcote Wander or Snowshill Scramble?  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on May 22, 2015, 01:30:50 pm
Please don't archive WW quite yet - I still need to do it (possibly in 3-4 weeks time). 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on May 22, 2015, 05:55:22 pm
Please don't archive WW quite yet - I still need to do it (possibly in 3-4 weeks time). 

Okay, I'll keep that in mind  :)

I'm probably inclined towards keeping WW anyway, although whichever I keep will have a couple of troublesome caches archived anyway - i.e. ones which go missing/get broken roughly every year  :o :D

Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on May 31, 2015, 12:38:14 pm
What all the best cachers are wearing now a days ::) ;D 8)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Geocaching/What%20all%20the%20best%20cachers%20are%20wearing_zpsqtisx6fu.jpg)

A quick cache near Glastonbury  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on May 31, 2015, 12:53:51 pm
Have you been to a fancy dress party?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on May 31, 2015, 11:13:36 pm
 :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2015, 12:54:06 am
Over dressed for a hippy's wedding reception :P
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 03, 2015, 09:31:03 pm
Finally got round to doing some maintenance on the first few of my Long Compton series. A few more to do but had both dogs with me, so no chance getting round the whole loop. A lovely walk in the sun today :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 04, 2015, 09:50:14 pm
Finally got round to doing some maintenance on the first few of my Long Compton series. A few more to do but had both dogs with me, so no chance getting round the whole loop. A lovely walk in the sun today :)

Went back today, even hotter today, no dogs with me as I wanted to do the whole series and it's a bit far for their ageing limbs :(

Great views on a sunny day 8) A little bit of sadness at LCW07 :(

All caches now renewed ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on June 04, 2015, 11:39:20 pm
What was the bit of sadness?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on June 05, 2015, 07:31:50 am
I was resisting the temptation to ask
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on June 05, 2015, 11:40:57 am
So people do read and take note  :D


Not that I would expect people to remember but that series and associated event nearly got cancelled :o Yes there was all that snow just before but my Dad had just died and with his love of trees, LCW07 is in the base of a big old tree, this one particularly reminds me of him  :) :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on June 05, 2015, 01:08:15 pm
I do remember, always good to have the memories.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 11, 2015, 10:17:09 am
Hoping to find a few caches today as we're busy tomorrow  :(. May well end up revisiting the area for my series to sort a few more things out.

I was going to ask, this thread is in Members Only and so only visible to those who are members and have made at least one post. Would people like this to be moved to the main forum so that possibly more people can contribute?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 11, 2015, 07:43:51 pm
Would people like this to be moved to the main forum so that possibly more people can contribute?
I would be happy for that. Have wondered why it was in this section?

Today I have been washing the car, sweeping the drive, doing clothes washing, shopping etc, all the exciting things in life. Tomorrow Will be at the Box event. xJ is working, so I think my eldest son is going to come along with me.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 12, 2015, 03:42:13 pm
I would be happy for that. Have wondered why it was in this section?

I decided to post it here initially so that people could feel more comfortable posting spoilers or asking to meet up if they wanted to.

I'll move it to another section later.

Hope a nice day was had at the event.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 13, 2015, 05:51:05 am
It was surprisingly well attended, thank you. Though, it couldn't of rained any more if it tried unfortunately, meaning everyone was crammed into the little pub, which was not the plan, but didn't hear any moans thankfully.

Dave Womble made an appearance and brought the cuckoo cache which made the day for a few people.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 13, 2015, 08:00:21 am
Glad it went well. Nice surprise to have the Cuckoo cache there  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on July 13, 2015, 09:28:04 am
Glad it went well, just with the village summer fete the previous day and then tidy up on the Sunday, I found I didn't have time to go :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: higster on July 13, 2015, 09:40:30 am
A very well attended event, good to put faces to names, good day all round really, picking up the 9 mix-tape tree climbs before the event, then a surprise with the Cuckoo cache. shame it was so wet towards the end. Looking forward to the next Cotswold event
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 13, 2015, 05:32:14 pm
Glad you had a nice time @higster.

Hope the village fete went well @walktall.

Nothing interesting today on my side. This thread is now moving to the 'General Caching' board  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on July 16, 2015, 01:43:02 pm
Fete went very well as the weather was good :D


I'm trying to buy a new mobile but seems Vodafone don't want new customers :o ???
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 16, 2015, 02:12:22 pm
That's good.

I'm trying to buy a new mobile but seems Vodafone don't want new customers :o ???

What do you mean?  :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on July 16, 2015, 09:26:09 pm
Becoming seriously disillusioned with vodafone...

Go elsewhere!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on July 16, 2015, 10:04:56 pm
Becoming seriously disillusioned with vodafone...

Go elsewhere!

I'm getting there to and I'm not even a customer yet :o But with no mobile mast near by and we've got a Vodafone Sure Single box already and their new Smart Ultra 6 mobile getting good reviews - this was why Vodafone. But I'm now seriously thinking on giving up on them.


What do you mean?  :o

Since 4th July I've been trying to buy a Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 mobile. It's a new mobile and small Vodafone shops don't have it and it seems I can't order one at a shop.

So, use the Vodafone web shop, which I tried, several times to do :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 17, 2015, 06:31:59 pm
Sounds like you need some Live Chat to help sort it out, @walktall  :P :D ;D ;D ;D

What a nightmare! Hopefully you get it sorted soon. I've found that Three is good, although some areas around here have no coverage (e.g. Chipping Campden).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on July 17, 2015, 08:26:12 pm
I had another mobile I was looking at but a bit more expensive, hence why I went with Vodafone.

Not any more ;D

I'm going to go with EE, especially as our village might get the mast that EE have planing permission for & not yet built.

They may now build it, as they got shamed on BBC Oxford the other day, a bit about poor mobile coverage in the Cotswolds and they got mentioned as they haven't built the mast yet. There may be someone you recognise who was on this piece  ::)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/no%20mobile%20signal_zpsmrzdxvrx.jpg)
used footage

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/no%20mobile%20signal%204_zpsvfiv4u1o.jpg)
look no signal

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/no%20mobile%20signal%20reporter%201_zpsybjdowut.jpg)
the reporter

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 17, 2015, 08:46:41 pm
You're famous!  ;D

EE is meant to be good, from what I've heard  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 18, 2015, 05:39:13 pm
Missed your 5 minutes of fame @walktall, will have to see if I can find it online.

We use Vodaphone because the coverage around home and work is good., but there service, grr! Only just this week they increased one of my son's tariffs by £4 and changed the amount of contract data and talk time without any consultation with us. And when Tracy went down into the shop in town they said they couldn't do anything about it we would have to ring up. So she made them let her use their phone in the shop and gave them "what for" in front of all the other customers in there. It's sorted now, well at least for the moment.

I found three caches today. Haven't logged them yet. One of them the logbook was a bit of disarray, but the cache was otherwise in good shape. Where was I? Have a guess. Attaching a big clue I spotted.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 18, 2015, 05:47:00 pm
Is that Missing Footwear (http://coord.info/GLH5ZK3J), @Gackt?

A lot of choice with regards to where to sign your name, as the picture reminds me  :D

Didn't get a chance to find any today, as I had hoped to  :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 18, 2015, 05:52:42 pm
Yep, spot on. I actually went to go find Linda, one which has been on my list for long time. Missing Footwear was on route from where I parked, as I am sure you know. Also did King Arthur's cave. That was it. A long car journey for me, even though as the crow flies those caches are less than 30 miles away. But worth it. Haven't found many @SidAndBob caches, but the few I have haven't disappointed.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 23, 2015, 06:32:01 pm
No caching for me the last couple of days.

I did something yesterday that I haven't done for over 20 years, rode a motorbike. xJammmzy bought this, and I rode it back from Melksham to home for him last night. Have to admit I was a bit shaky for the first few miles, haven't even been on my push bike for over a year.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/TTblood666/various/DSC_0056_zpsqo0bfoyn.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 23, 2015, 07:36:59 pm
Looks like a nice motorbike  :)

Could attach a TB to it and make it part of the CWSBC? - only joking  :D

Still no caching for me but planning to get near to 2,000 this weekend to finally find it shortly after. No idea where now  :o Our holiday was meant to be this week and the cache in mind would have been found. Unfortunately, will have to rethink.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on July 23, 2015, 09:43:37 pm
Not surprised it was shaky... You should have taken the padlock off!  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on July 23, 2015, 09:52:52 pm
This week...

Think I've managed to get one of the suveneer thingies...
Logged YOSM in Southampton on Monday. YOSM has 496 Favourites, so I think it qualifies for a suvvy!  :D
All I need to do is log it, and send the email with the required info...

Thursday saw me in Inverness, managed to find the SideTracked cache, and that will make my 'Furthest North' cache so far this year.  ;D

And found a cache today on the way back home from Inverness, three days in a week with a cache find!  :o

Just need to find time to log this large backlog of finds...  ::)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on July 24, 2015, 01:32:57 pm
Re the bike comment B&R, very funny  :D

And on the caches, wow you've certainly got about a bit this week!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on July 25, 2015, 09:28:02 pm
Completed the Chedworth Wood Ramble (http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC5RFVX_little-bridges-509-1-chedworth-wood-ramble) series today and managed to incorporate the older Multi  :)

A great walk and series, just what we needed this afternoon  :)

Am now just 10 caches away from my 2000th!  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 08, 2015, 04:47:14 pm
Maintained my Westcote Wander series today.

Was sad to archive WW06, WW16 and Icomb Place  :'(

The former two were in a state of disrepair, whereas the latter goes missing once a year  :o

Otherwise everything else was okay. Still a lovely walk, even better on a day like this  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on August 09, 2015, 07:15:32 pm
Today I was out in my kayak about 500ft from Wrighy's new cache when it was published. Did you see us playing in the weir Griff?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 09, 2015, 08:44:59 pm
Sounds fun.

We didn't see you - did you see us?  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 10, 2015, 12:29:05 pm
Saturday - a short toddle around Wickwar with Mrs YY and the geokids, picking up some Little Bridges, a Church Micro, an earthcache and another cache.   
Title: Re: Today
Post by: higster on August 10, 2015, 06:04:42 pm
Today we took the opportunity to visit Imber village , taking in  the church and a walk around this interesting venue, the weather helped today with the rain as we we able to walk around without any crowds , over a 1000 visited the site over the week-end. A lovely cup of coffee in the church and a photo opportunity at the virtual. Then off to Westbury for a sidetracked
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 11, 2015, 06:17:51 pm
Sounds good @Yorkshire Yellow and @higster  :)

Today we went to Upton House and Gardens, had a good afternoon looking around :)

We found a cache placed by the NT just off the grounds before going home too  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 15, 2015, 08:16:56 pm
So what did everyone do for International Geocaching Day?

We had a fantastic 13 mile walk in the Chilterns , near Turville, finding 40 caches along the way :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on August 15, 2015, 09:39:18 pm
WORKED :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on August 15, 2015, 09:44:19 pm
Sounds great Griff! Red Kite country. It was whilst walking in that area some years ago (before I started caching) that I first saw some of those birds up close. Did you see any today?

Sorry you had to work Wrighty.

I had quite a few commitments that took much of the day, but I did get to do one new fun cache, The (Water) Crystal Maze (http://coord.info/GC606J1).
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 15, 2015, 09:59:29 pm
Sorry to hear you were working today @Wrighty  :(

Looks like a good puzzle @Gackt, well done as it was an STF  :)

Saw several red kites. Had lunch in a lovely spot and two put on a 'show' for us, then we saw several more later. We also saw a cuckoo  :)

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 18, 2015, 08:09:24 am
Saturday - two C&D's for the Int Geo Day souvenir whilst stopping at the in laws near Wakefield. 

Sunday - sneaked in a virtual during a walk round Bolton Abbey whilst there with the wife's side of the family celebrating her father's 70th birthday. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on August 18, 2015, 12:16:16 pm
Sunday - sneaked in a virtual during a walk round Bolton Abbey whilst there with the wife's side of the family celebrating her father's 70th birthday. 

Two Trees... By any chance? On my list!

Did Under Water? ( Cleveland ) http://coord.info/GCAB1B recently, and one of the nearby Church Micros (Yarm Methodist Church).
Interesting that the other caches in the area have been Found since, but not the Virtual.

Do wonder if a lot of cachers these days are on free phone apps, and basic members, and don't see the older caches/non-standard caches..?
Or dont want to do them.  :o

Always make a point of looking for any Virtuals, or older caches (2000 to 2004) whilst out.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on August 18, 2015, 12:44:18 pm
Two Trees - yes, that's the one.

And a coincidence for you - I used to live in Yarm. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on August 18, 2015, 07:29:37 pm
Bit late for 'Today', but on Sunday I picked up my 7th GC virtual of the year with a visit to Harry's Place (GC6D46) (http://coord.info/GC6D46)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on August 18, 2015, 09:06:06 pm
Today.
I have made a cache I found recently into a Waymark...

Just waiting for one of the other officers to approve it.
(Not the done thing to approve your own Waymark, especially as I'm the leader of the category!  :D)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 12, 2015, 07:16:59 pm
Today I finally completed the Mickleton series, but we extended the walk to make it slightly longer - ended up walking just under 6 miles. Got drenched at one point, but we had sun too so it balances out  :D

Found my 2,200th cache too  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on September 13, 2015, 08:57:16 pm
Got a FTF on a JimJinks puzzle cache today 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on September 27, 2015, 05:43:55 pm
Haven't had a chance to do any caching today, or yesterday for that matter.

Has anyone else?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on September 27, 2015, 06:13:14 pm
I did 24 yesterday, nice little series just to the North of Malvern. Quite a rarity for me
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on September 27, 2015, 07:48:41 pm
It's been a long time since I found that many in one day, well done!

I found 1 this weekend :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 05, 2015, 12:50:27 am
Managed to see the Vulcan at Gaynor. Found a great spot for shots of her :)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Vulcan/Vulcan%20Close%20up%203_zpstkmhdgki.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on October 05, 2015, 08:21:07 am
Super photo. I've been busy filling in forms  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on October 20, 2015, 06:30:56 pm
Lovely walk around my Swells and Wells series today with all the Autumn colours on show.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 21, 2015, 01:16:34 am
Went for a walk round our village, taking some photo's of the lovely autumn colours we have this year :)
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Our%20Village/Farman%20Cr%20autumn%20colour%2020Oct15_zps6ndlgrr7.jpg)


O and the odd person taking the quick way to the village :o
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Our%20Village/Jumpers%2020Oct15_zpswc6fsuv6.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on October 21, 2015, 09:51:39 am
Great photos! It was very nice yesterday for a while, almost a summer day.

That second photo... a T5 cache in your village we don't know about? :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on November 01, 2015, 07:41:12 pm
Found The First Ever SideTracked - Evesham (http://coord.info/GC15082) today whilst passing through. My only gc.com cache of the weekend, and the only one for nearly 2 weeks in fact.

Was that cache really the first of the SideTracked series? Would make my solitary find that much more meaningful.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 01, 2015, 08:24:47 pm
Found The First Ever SideTracked - Evesham (http://coord.info/GC15082) today whilst passing through. My only gc.com cache of the weekend, and the only one for nearly 2 weeks in fact.

Was that cache really the first of the SideTracked series? Would make my solitary find that much more meaningful.

Whilst not the first cache at or near a railway station, it was the first with SideTracked as the name.
Any with an older 'placed' date have usually had their name changed to match the series.
(Or have had the date edited...  ::))
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on November 01, 2015, 09:10:56 pm
Thank you for that, that's made me happy then :) I guess it's not the original container as it felt quite new. But good to see that the cache as a whole is still going strong after 10+ years.

Also visited another station today just a short distance away briefly, but not for caching.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/TTblood666/various/DSC_0072_zpslcx7sgf1.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on November 03, 2015, 06:55:33 pm
As well as it being the first side tracked i was the first to find 8)

Today i did maintenance on my Roman Road caches,spooky walking along there in the fog :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 12, 2015, 10:24:20 pm
Notified of a TB moving!

Last report 08/Feb/2014    when it was dropped in a cache, a "Not seen" log 03/Mar/2014

Email today, it's on the move!

Released 19 June 2006 it's covered 31,706 miles.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on December 01, 2015, 04:45:04 pm
Checked on one of my archived caches today(GC1C315)and it was still there and was able to rescue a coin that had been in it for over three years. 8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on December 24, 2015, 05:09:23 pm
Found a couple of caches today.

The Wright T (http://coord.info/GC66APD) and When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney (http://coord.info/GC6738V).

Both were very good, the first being one of Wrighty's Cache Dispenser film pots (http://cachewalker.createaforum.com/general-caching/a-new-wrighty-cache/) and the latter was a nice festive one  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on December 24, 2015, 05:39:26 pm
Hopefully finding those tomorrow morning with L8HNB.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on December 24, 2015, 06:58:46 pm
Have fun @Wrighty - they're good  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on December 25, 2015, 08:18:48 pm
Did them today and yes they were very good.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on January 17, 2016, 05:49:34 pm
Was hoping to find a couple of unfound caches close to home. Unfortunately we only had time for one and it was a DNF :(

At least the views were nice and it was snowing on the way  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on January 24, 2016, 04:42:09 pm
Had a pleasant 10 mile walk in South Gloucestershire today (a new area for me), finding 5 Little Bridges, 2 Fine Pair's and 2 Church Micros whilst there  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 24, 2016, 05:10:46 pm
Friday (posting now, as the forum was down!)

Found fourth cache of the year, first in Scotland for the year, and a new County knocked of the list of unfound Counties!
Been to Wales already, but no time for caching...  :(

Also managed to get a decent Furthest North/South to start the year.  ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on January 30, 2016, 05:19:19 pm
Nice walk around Wrighty's WWW series today, taking on some of the WeeW caches, both of which I only spotted on the map today  :o

Unfortunately there were two DNFs and one of these was WWW #1. But I'll be back  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on February 07, 2016, 06:18:58 pm
Walked the new Ilmington Jubilee Walk (http://coord.info/GC6ANJF) series today, a good walk with some fantastic views and good caches. Surprised to see no other cachers out today as the series is new. Just writing my blog post and will then log them.

Thanks, @The sundowner  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 08, 2016, 10:38:57 am
I was up north over the weekend, visiting my Mum but managed a bit of caching in: Mansfield, Wakefield, York, Hull and near Immingham :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on February 08, 2016, 08:48:36 pm
I was up north over the weekend, visiting my Mum but managed a bit of caching in: Mansfield, Wakefield, York, Hull and near Immingham :)

Immingham?  :o

 *shudders*
Title: Re: Today
Post by: tarmacjohn on February 08, 2016, 09:05:34 pm
I was up north over the weekend, visiting my Mum but managed a bit of caching in: Mansfield, Wakefield, York, Hull and near Immingham :)

Ahhh, Lindsey Refinery, Immingham. That's where all our bitumen at work comes from.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on February 08, 2016, 09:16:20 pm
Immingham?  :o

 *shudders*

Luckily, I was there at night :)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Geocaching/Works%20near%20Immingham_zpsf3rzouvg.jpg)

North East Lincolnshire is a small area to find a cache and wanted some where that was easy to get to, as I knew time would be limited. It fills another hole on the Project-GC 'Counties' map :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 01, 2016, 11:39:39 am
Well with it being a Leap Day, thought I would try and bag a few Events :)

After nearly 290 miles, I managed to Attend:

Leap Out Of Bed (http://coord.info/GC69PB0) near Alcester
Shellingford Leap Year 2016 Flash Mob (http://coord.info/GC699Z1) near Faringdon
Don't Leap In The River - It's Too Cold! (http://coord.info/GC6BCDY) at Bourton-on-the-Water
Leaping in 2016 (http://coord.info/GC69A8E) at Brockworth, Gloucester
Leap Year 2016 Event in Ducklington (http://coord.info/GC6B9TB) near Witney
Slightly later leaping (http://coord.info/GC69VRY) at Cheltenham
Leap 366 (http://coord.info/GC66J85) at Chippenham
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Hogshunters on March 01, 2016, 01:29:07 pm
Gosh! You do put us to shame - we managed a 30 minute visit to Northampton Natters Group - a journey of 14 miles  :-[
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 01, 2016, 07:50:36 pm
Well done @walktall. Did you manage to get an FTF on the way back?  ;)

Happy to have made it to Slightly Later Leaping (http://coord.info/GC69VRY), was good to see some of you there, we enjoyed the event  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on March 01, 2016, 08:11:53 pm
Four quick finds in the middle of Bristol, on the way back to the car after an afternoon's training in some non-nondescript hotel.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on March 01, 2016, 08:52:29 pm
Went to Wales today.
And it's St Davids Day.

Get a chance to look for a cache? Did I f...!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 05, 2016, 10:25:13 am
Snow shots from last night and this morning :)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Our%20Village/Night%20snow%2004Mar16-09_zpsobeeeu3j.jpg)
(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Our%20Village/Night%20snow%2004Mar16-01_zpsueqf1rvz.jpg)

(http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac310/rissi_david/Our%20Village/Morning%20walk%20in%20the%20snow%2005Mar16-00_zpsxm3jv3vm.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Hogshunters on March 05, 2016, 01:22:44 pm
Looks lovely! We hardly got any snow, a mere smattering which has now totally gone - luckily as the chickens really don't like the snow - they will be demanding snow boots if we get a real covering  ;D.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 05, 2016, 07:18:33 pm
Nice pictures, we got a bit of snow but not that much!

Shame it didn't last but I remember it snowed quite a lot at Easter several years ago...  :D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on March 06, 2016, 10:33:13 pm
A new month and I've now got a FTF (http://coord.info/GC6C9QX)  ;D That now makes 75 consecutive months  :o ;D
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on March 15, 2016, 08:52:22 pm
A brisk late lunchtime walk to the north side of Cheltenham town centre, picking up three caches, whilst hearing the roar of the crowds nearby at the racecourse. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Yorkshire Yellow on September 02, 2016, 05:28:05 pm
Yesterday - Did the Spirit Fox Circular series (http://coord.info/GC4FQPD (http://coord.info/GC4FQPD)).  A great circuit to do with my two girls, Annie (5) and Martha (9). They rode their bikes, whilst I ran.  Then into Chippenham for a picnic, play in the park and cold drink at their fave eatery, Loungers.  One quick cache in the park as well. 
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on December 05, 2016, 07:16:24 pm
Funny old day today  :D
I went for two caches to the west of Worcester this morning, the one that had been found fairly recently at the last attempt I DNFed, the one that was DNFed by the same folks I found  ???  More confusingly there was a TB in the one I found that was logged into the one I didn't find  ;D
The one I found had a hole in the lid and was full of icy water...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: bikermel76 on December 10, 2016, 06:12:17 am
Funny old day today  :D
I went for two caches to the west of Worcester this morning, the one that had been found fairly recently at the last attempt I DNFed, the one that was DNFed by the same folks I found  ???  More confusingly there was a TB in the one I found that was logged into the one I didn't find  ;D
The one I found had a hole in the lid and was full of icy water...

Sounds to me like someone logged totally the wrong cache....! (Hello strangers!)  :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: L8HNB on December 10, 2016, 03:44:17 pm
Hello to you too  :D  Settled in all ok we hope...
I think you may well be right as they were newbies...
Are you going to send me that list this year!  ;D
Have a great Xmas and best wishes for 2017 anyway...
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on December 10, 2016, 10:35:32 pm
Hello there stranger
Hope you are having fun :)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on December 26, 2016, 04:15:47 pm
Went on a nice Boxing Day walk today, completing HKMHill's new series starting and ending in Ebrington. See E 1 - Post It (https://coord.info/GC6YC40) for info.

It was a good walk with some great views. Some of it crossed over with parts of Wrighty's old Ziggy Stardust series. The weather was perfect, nice to see the sun again  :D. It was a little windy though... looks like a good dialogue about the wind is developing in the log book of one of the caches!  ;D :D

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161226/90957ab0b22ebe57b8c18c24cc170ccd.jpg)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on December 27, 2016, 03:30:24 pm
Yes it was a good walk and the wind was keen at that cache.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on December 28, 2016, 07:00:01 pm
Lovely weather today so decided to go on a walk but didn't have time to do a longer route - most of the local series' we have left are 8+ miles. So we came up with our own route from Todenham. We parked at the Village Hall - the footpath starts right next to it!

A nice 4.5 mile walk with some good views in places. Interesting to see the sites of the Ditchford villages (diverting to Upper Ditchford) which were abandoned. Found the only cache on the route (GC5YHQW (https://coord.info/GC5YHQW)) along the way.

Maybe somewhere to consider for a future event?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Bear and Ragged on January 06, 2017, 08:00:44 pm
Started -and finished- last year with a SideTracked cache. (Wasn't planned that way, it just happened!)

First cache found this year -today- was... A SideTracked cache!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Hogshunters on January 07, 2017, 11:33:17 am
We found Griff Grof's post on the new Ebrington loop, December 26th, very interesting.  We did this series of caches on Wednesday, January 4th, and luckily it was a lovely day and not too muddy.  We found a mystery cache hanging on a fence between E5  and E6 which we couldn't find on the geocaching map.  The contents were waterlogged so didn't bother removing them.  We contacted HKMHill but he couldn't help identify it.  Could this be one of the caches in Wrighty's  Ziggy Stardust series? George and Jenny.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on January 07, 2017, 06:05:35 pm
Not one of mine. I think its GC1Z0N3.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Hogshunters on January 07, 2017, 06:40:15 pm
Thanks Wrighty - mystery solved! We will let HKM Hill know as he was going to remove it next time he was round that way. We had a look at it and see it was archived in 2014!

Title: Re: Today
Post by: Wrighty on January 08, 2017, 08:31:18 am
I see monkeyhanger also spotted it and took a photo of the log and have also told Mike of its whereabouts.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on March 27, 2017, 09:57:39 pm
I found my first cache 7 years ago today  :)

No time to find one to celebrate though.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 02, 2017, 07:51:09 pm
No time to find one to celebrate though.

:o :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on April 06, 2017, 12:38:29 pm
Still keeping my FTF monthly run going and grabbed yesterday a new cache in Bourton, 88 months now :)

I was collecting some trees for Jill yesterday and as this was close to a train station for a quick hop into London, I then went into London as I wanted to find some of the virtual caches, especially the Sherlock (https://coord.info/GC2822) multi-virtual ones that I've wanted to do for some time now.

I haven't yet checked my answers but hopefully found 1 to 5 of the Sherlock series (6 & 7 to do) and found five other virtuals, after a 13 mile walk to/from Waterloo train station :D

Managed two more FTF's this morning, trying to complete my year calendar with a FTF on each day - 99 days to go :o  8)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 11, 2017, 08:44:15 am
Guess who forgot a pen meaning that no caches could be found while walking around Rome  >:(  ::)

Completed a couple of Earthcaches though! (GC6PMXC (https://coord.info/GC6PMXC) was one of them)
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 16, 2017, 10:31:16 am
Found a cache that was buried in the ground!!!

The top was visible (not under earth) but the cointainer was around a foot high so the hole was quite deep. You had to pull it out from the ground.

Someone didn't read the guidelines!! :o :(
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 16, 2017, 05:03:30 pm
Unexpected FTF in Italy this afternoon. What makes it extra special is that the cache was published almost two years ago! :o

It was completely unplanned. We were just in the area and I checked the app to see if there were any caches. I was pleasantly surprised to see a blank log!

Cache is GC67555, super views from GZ!
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Hogshunters on August 17, 2017, 09:39:11 am
Wow - how lucky are you! Was it a difficult one to access, or just a very remote area?
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on August 17, 2017, 10:48:55 am
Well done ;D

I don't normally get chance to look to see if there's an unfound cache while away, only managed one in Spain due to so few caches in the area.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Griff Grof on August 18, 2017, 10:49:53 am
It wasn't particularly hard to access, it was just up a viewpoint and there were quite a few people around. I think what I've gathered is that there are few/no local cachers in this part of Italy. Lots of the caches I've found were last found last year and there are hardly any around anyway.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on September 29, 2018, 10:01:46 am
Found two of three caches looked for this morning. Finding just a couple more by this time tomorrow might even just get me the Adrenaline Junkie souvenir  ;D Have to say I don't feel pumped on adrenaline, but it does feel good to have actually found a couple as I have struggled with some of the recent hides by new cachers around Cirencester, even though they should be easy ones.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: walktall on October 13, 2018, 07:30:49 pm
Saw an Earth cache published in Cheltenham The Neptune Fountain (https://coord.info/GC7YQN2) and still needed a FTF for the month and today was a no FTF date, so decided to go for it even though Cheltenham is a busy cachers location and is a 30 minute drive away.

What a warm mid-October day and some sun in the afternoon 8) Straight forward Earth cache, emailed CO from GZ and then posted a log not knowing if I was FTF, asked CO to confirm. CO got back to me, saying I was first to send email, so FTF  ;D ;D ;D

And then I see it's International Earth cache weekend, so even more lucky to get the FTF and a bonus getting the Souvenir (not that I'm into Souvenir) ::)

PS The Earth cache was also my first find in October  :o
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on October 21, 2018, 09:32:16 pm
Well done walktall! Had a few emails come through of logs on that that Earth Cache. Haven't worked out why I have so many mails coming through about earth Caches, must have clicked something somewhere on the website, but gives me something to read.

I found 5 caches today, which doesn't sound like much, but it's more than I have found on one day for while. Thought I had struck lucky on a couple of FTFs, but although no logs online when I set out, at least one of them @btco had beat me to. Need to step up my game  :D

Title: Re: Today
Post by: gaz_zippy on November 05, 2018, 06:58:40 pm
Picked up the Gloucester Cathedral virtual today after picking up a puzzle and a multi yesterday around the docks area. First visit to this area and enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: Today
Post by: Gackt on April 14, 2019, 07:50:30 pm
Went out early this morning after dropping my better half off at work. Planned to obtain some photos to log a couple of TC LCs, but failed. The book exchange in the telephone box at Shipton Moyne was empty. The church in the same village where I hoped to view their hand bells was locked up. I did get to find the church micro there though, and also another nearby by, and although it was a very cold start to the day the sunshine was glorious.. so can't complain  :)