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I see HQ have locked the cache due to incomplete logs or wrongly logged not following the cache guidance  :o

Will be unlocked Monday morning PST time.

Must admit, I noticed some logs without a picture or just a log not following the idea of the cache at all. I wondered what they would do, glad they have taken some action  :)

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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 :)

I nearly did that but thought of all the messages you would suddenly get!

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Decided I would claim this locationless cache on the first day you could, 6th Feb 21 and make it my 9000th find  ;D 8)

The bus shelter near home has been in need of a clean for ages, in fact it's been bugging me, mentioned it to the Parish Council who should be looking after it but they weren't interested :o So I rolled up my sleeves and with some warm soapy water, got to it  ;D

Had some one directing me to bits I had missed  :D

Here's a link to a pic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GbDZaXHLvN2FOBJYGaALiV5Zp1NElnpg/view?usp=sharing

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Some happy news ;D  For those who may have not seen the news from Geocaching HQ yesterday:

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Improve the outdoors, celebrate 20 years of geocaching, and log a rare cache type in 2021! Today, weíre thrilled to announce GC8NEAT Letís improve the outdoors - Locationless Cache. This HQ-owned cache provides a unique opportunity to contribute to environmental improvement and protection efforts in a way thatís most meaningful and safe for you.

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This Locationless Cache is available to log February 6, 2021 through December 31, 2021. Here are the logging requirements:

  • Include one (1) photo of yourself or a personal item with the results of your outdoor improvement effort.
  • Tell us where your improvement effort took place (for example, the city of Berlin).

Full deatials can be found here: A neat initiative for the environment


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General Caching / Re: Lockdown from 5th Jan 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:43:57 pm »
To be expected. Roll on the vaccinations  ;D

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General Caching / Lockdown from 5th Jan 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:43:23 pm »
Updated 04/01/21 - England - National Lockdown

England - The UK Government on the 4th January 2021 announced new National Covid 19 Restrictions which will come into force 00:01 on the 5th January in England. In light of these new regulations, the UK Reviewing Team will suspend the publication of new caches in England from 00:01 5th January. This suspension will be reviewed when the Governments advice changes.

During this period we will also pause the cache reaping process in England. Caches that have a maintenance warning will not be actioned during this period.

There is no immediate need to disable caches, but it is of course up to each Cache Owner. We see no need to lock all caches. Please remember that it is against the Geocaching guidelines to allow a cache to be virtually logged e.g. by photo (unless a Virtual Cache). Allowing these types of logs is against the guidelines and may result in a cache being archived where it has been allowed. If you disable your caches, without removing them, you cannot delete logs if the logbook has been signed.

For further information on the English Coronavirus Guidelines, please visit the Government Website here.

Please continue to refer to this page for the latest Geocaching Publication updates during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

UK Review Team

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: November 04, 2020, 09:54:20 am »
Because I published mine before the deadline, I've now been awarded another set of 5, to be published by the 15th Dec - this could be tricky and if I want a Bonus cache, it'll have to be right to the wire now GC England have decided to suspend new caches during lockdown :o

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: October 19, 2020, 11:08:35 pm »
And now its been reactivated  8)

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: October 11, 2020, 10:02:41 pm »
My AL ran out of time :o Still trying to get it reactivated or a replacement

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: October 04, 2020, 11:30:19 am »
Forgot to check to see if there were any AL's about on my holiday in Cornwall till I read a log on a standard cache :o

So decided to try Kit Hill's AL and nearly gave up doing it :o I found the AL had to be done in order but according to the CO of the physical bonus (https://coord.info/GC8MC9P), you could do them in any order, I wasn't given a choice and ended retracing my steps twice, up and down the hill >:(

I checked the physical bonus cache and saw you had to retrace your steps again and go a bit further, by then I had just given up, so didn't do the bonus.

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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: September 13, 2020, 09:44:22 am »
Good to hear they trying to integrate them more onto the main GC site.

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

The only problem with only available on the app is that you have to have an internet connection on your mobile. Last night was a classic example on a FTF hunt. I found a cache (https://coord.info/GC8ZPN6) near Elmley Castle (south of Evesham) and I like to log the find with a quick FTF FLTF, so others can see its been found but I had no internet on my mobile; I wouldn't call where I was "in the back & beyond". I wonder what areas of the UK will be no go areas for AL's :o

 A GPX download for Labs would solve this issue (hang on they use to have this!) and you log them when you have a connection again.


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General Caching / Re: Adventure Lab
« on: September 06, 2020, 09:04:08 pm »
Still don't like how they are treated differently to other caches and now no GPX file either :(

BUT saying all that, I can see the enjoyment doing them :)

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:59:37 pm »
How many do you have to get for Wonders of the World?

There are severn in each: Modern Wonders and Ancient Wonders but you have to complete Modern Wonders first, before you can collect the Ancient Wonders.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2020/08/challenge-yourself-to-explore-the-wonders-of-the-world/

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General Caching / Re: Memory Lane & Wonders of the World
« on: September 06, 2020, 08:51:27 pm »
I did a local series a few weeks ago and bagged the first set of Wonders of the World without realising. Then went to London on the 1st Sep, with a specific list of old caches to find and would have bagged the second set but had a DNF on the last cache :(

Did a FTF run yesterday and got the last one, so have completed Wonders of the World without trying. Still don't understand what the point is, as I didn't try to collect the sets, it just happened  ???

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