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Messages - Griff Grof

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: October 31, 2020, 10:01:46 am »
I see that your labs are now published @walktall - great idea!  :)

I still havenít got round to setting mine up, but I have an idea... hopefully Iím not beaten to it!

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: October 11, 2020, 11:16:49 am »
That sounds very annoying. :(

I saw a new AL pop up yesterday that covered 3 of the 5 stages of another (still active) AL in the same town :o - before too long, most towns/villages of interest will have one, and then what?

It was inevitable, but several of my ideas have now been taken, and the way things are going, I don't know whether I'll manage to set one up before the deadline :( I don't really understand why there are deadlines, and why they are so close... Virtual rewards had to be placed within 12 months, not 2 months!  :D

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:25:16 pm »
I agree that a GPX download should be an option for those who want it.

I was looking at the 'logs' for the new Labs in Painswick, and people are reporting poor phone signal there :(

I guess that's why most Labs are tours of larger towns and cities, rather than more rural areas.

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:54:59 pm »
Still don't like how they are treated differently to other caches and now no GPX file either :(

HQ have said that theyíll be on the main geocaching map by the end of this year. They also said that itíll be easier to find caches and complete ALs at the same time - so I assume that the Lab app will show caches, and vice versa (maybe tapping on a cache in the lab app will switch you to the geocaching app).

But I agree - even if they do that, thereís still a long way to go. Why canít their name be listed on the GC website leaderboard (it just says ďAdventure Lab cacheĒ for each stage)? Why canít they show up in your list of finds (clicking on the name could just send you to the app download page)? Why canít their size be listed as Ďvirtualí, or simply Ďotherí? Why canít the CO give a D/T rating for each stage?

I personally donít mind the requirement to use the app... itís just one of many cache types.

One thing that also annoys me, which isnít HQís fault, is that Project-GC doesnít count labs (unless you pay). I understood this when they were exclusive to big events, but there are thousands of permanent Adventure Lab stages across the world now. So, surely they should treat them as a normal cache type?

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« on: September 11, 2020, 12:44:52 pm »
Wonders of the World is a bit like 2019ís Mystery at the Museum - which I also completed by accident  :o :D

Itís made easy as every single cache has at least one wonder inside it. It would be more of a challenge if a select few did - so that, if you wanted to earn the souvenirs, youíd make the effort to travel to find the caches Ďcontainingí the wonder(s) youíre after. Fewer people would manage it, so itíd be more of an achievement...you would feel proud to have that souvenir on your profile.

I mentioned this in the recent Memory Lane survey, and maybe others did too, so letís see what happens next year  :D

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« on: September 06, 2020, 01:24:22 pm »
Well, I finally completed Memory Lane at the beginning of August, and completed Wonders of the World in one day  :o - not much of a challenge  ::)

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: September 06, 2020, 01:22:53 pm »
It's been one year since the last post on this thread, and I've actually grown to really like Adventure Labs :o ;D

I've been awarded one, but have no idea where to put it - most interesting towns/villages already have one! Roman Cirencester came to mind, but a new one appeared there a couple of days ago... so it's back to the drawing board ::)

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:44:11 am »
I've finally got the first one... four more to go  :D

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:12:34 am »
I haven't even got the first one yet, as I haven't found any this month due to the situation :'(

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane
« on: June 05, 2020, 01:27:30 pm »
I agree, lots of people are out caching. So many caches are being published!

Personally, Iíve only found one (very local) cache since lockdown restrictions were eased, and Iíve decided to postpone the publication of my new series until this is over.

So Iím glad that we have until January to complete Memory Lane  :D

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General Caching / Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:18:16 pm »
New souvenir campaign!

"From June 1 through January 3, earn up to five souvenirs by logging geocaches to move forward on the game board. Log your finds by January 6, 2021 to earn souvenirs."

More info here.

Seems fairly straightforward, and not much of a challenge... but maybe that's not a bad thing, considering the circumstances.

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General Caching / Re: Geocaching stories
« on: June 01, 2020, 05:15:51 pm »
There's still plenty of time to submit your geocaching story (or stories)!

The prizes have been confirmed... first place will win £30 GAGB store credit. That's the largest prize ever offered in a GAGB competition - double the value of the first place prize offered in 2018 and 2019.

You can buy lots with store credit - from customisable clothing, to geocoins and more.

Send your story to: stories@gagb.org.uk

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General Caching / Geocaching stories
« on: April 03, 2020, 01:42:56 pm »
If you've got a great geocaching story to tell, or just a memorable experience/day out, why not use up a few hours of your time at home to write it up?

If you do, you can enter it into the GAGB's story competition :)

Email your story as an attachment to stories@gagb.org.uk by July 31st to be in with a chance of winning!  :)

More info: https://www.gagb.org.uk/story-competition.php

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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« on: March 15, 2020, 10:15:10 am »
Sorry to hear this - but perhaps for the best during this virus episode.

Yes, that was the main reason I was waiting and decided not to organise at the last-minute. I see several events have already been postponed, and thereís some question about those in the summer, including the Megas. Looks like the Prague Giga will be postponed too. Hopefully the situation calms down soon and we can go back to normality. But the most important thing is health.

Stay safe everyone  :)

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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« on: March 12, 2020, 10:57:51 am »
I unfortunately haven't got round to organising this one  :'(

Hopefully there'll be another opportunity soon...  :)

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