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Caching Events / Re: Twixmas 2021
« on: January 03, 2022, 10:32:22 am »
I was sad to miss it too. I did read the logs, and it seems like it was huge success, with the AdLab history tour proving popular :)

Happy New Year everyone!

Caching Events / Re: Twixmas 2021
« on: December 03, 2021, 06:41:21 pm »
Sounds good  :)

I am not sure whether I will be able to attend yet.

Caching Events / Re: Twixmas 2021
« on: October 23, 2021, 09:18:13 pm »
I'm not, and I'm not currently aware of any plans???

I've left the Cotswolds now as I've started a new job elsewhere, but I'm not too far away and I'll be back over the Christmas and Twixmas period.

Hello / Re: Welcome Y6GST (formerly gaz_zippy)
« on: October 23, 2021, 09:15:49 pm »
I can see your username as Y6GST  :)

I've changed the name of this thread too to reflect your name change.

Wow, I didnít expect them to take that sort of action :o

Itís good that they have though, as it sends the right sort of message. Hopefully people log it properly from now on.

Itíll be great to eventually look back through the logs to see all the positive efforts that have been made all over the world.

I think thatís a great, and very unique, idea.

I made the error of adding it to my Watchlist a while ago, so there were hundreds of logs in my inbox yesterday  :o - I spotted yours :)

Not sure what Iím going to do to claim it yet... but this is the one cache that I want to find most this year.

It's great, unexpected news. Nice to know that there's a chance to find a Locationless cache this year, even if we don't bump into Signal at a Mega (

I wonder whether more Locationless caches created by HQ will follow in the years ahead.

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!

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

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.

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?

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 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

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  ::)

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 ::)

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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