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General Caching / Re: So, how was your caching year?
« on: January 04, 2016, 08:27:56 pm »
New Year, review of last year...

Extremes:
North cache:  N 57° 28.808, SideTracked - Inverness GC4TJXB
South cache:  N 50° 22.721, Sidetracked - Devonport Station GC2BBZY
East cache:  E 0° 58.813, Bridge over the River Thet GC3GKQ7
West cache:  W 4° 34.021, Auchincruive B743 GC29RRP

Furthest: SideTracked - Inverness GC4TJXB - 379 miles

Caches Found in 40 Counties.
Managed to get into and around Edinburgh, but never managed to get time to look/find a cache, so I've still got a few blank counties there... (All time)

Been to Wales several times during the year, but never looked/found a cache last year...

'Numbers' -wise:
10 Church Micros
45 SideTrackeds

10 Virtuals (inc 2 YOSM)

9 caches placed before 2005
1 2001 Oldest Found History Cache : 1497? http://coord.info/GC2613
4 2002
4 2003

2 Billy Twigger caches and 1 John Stead. (For those 'older' /long time cachers, who may remember the names)

Cache Types:
136 Traditional
10 Virtual   
2 Earth   
1 Mystery      

No caches looked for/found in December, so no 'One a month' streak...

Aims for 2016.
Fill in the blanks around Edinburgh!
Extremes N/S/E/W again.
Try to get a few more in the counties with only 1 or 2 finds so far.

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CacheWalker Help & Info / Re: Christmas 2015 theme issue
« on: December 25, 2015, 02:08:49 pm »
Roll on the end of Christmas?  ;)

Hope everyone is having a good one!  ;D

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General Caching / Re: So, how was your caching year?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:52:29 pm »
Streak-wise I try for a 'cache a month' and have been successful, with only December still to find.

Did try to find 'at least one' a day if I found one, but not too successful!

Every year I try for the furthest North/South/East/West that I can, and this year managed to extend my furthest South of 'all time'.
North: N 57° 28.808, SideTracked - Inverness GC4TJXB
South: N 50° 22.721, Sidetracked - Devonport Station GC2BBZY
East: E 0° 58.813, Bridge over the River Thet GC3GKQ7
West: W 4° 34.021, Auchincruive B743 GC29RRP


Always try for one of the old Virtual caches, if I'm not too far away, and managed to pick up a couple this year.  ;D

And have managed to find a few SideTracked, and a couple of Church Micros... The SideTracked do seem more popular, for the areas I've been to...

The SideTracked Series was a concerted effort, after SideTracked Bearley - Challenge Cache http://coord.info/GC57D5F was published, and I had the required number of caches, but not the required number of counties!
Also a SideTracked is my furthest North, and furthest South for the year. 

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General Caching / So, how was your caching year?
« on: December 12, 2015, 04:37:15 pm »
As we come to the end of the caching year, how did yours go?

At the start of the year, did you have any caching plans. Must do's, would like to do's, aiming for any kind of streak?

Have you been successful/hope to be successful by the end of the year?

Any 'unplanned' successes?

Any aims/similar aims for next year?

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Caching Events / Re: Twinew 2016
« on: November 24, 2015, 04:51:01 pm »
Are you allowed to limit normal event attendee numbers?

Have we ever had 80 people at a Twixmas - I would just go with the flow :)

I believe you CAN limit the number of attendees.
The halls maximum number permitted would be the reason!

How many are they allowed by their Fire Regulations? (Seated/standing/or other)

It's the Elf'ffin Safety Brigade thing.  ::)  :D

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Congratulations / Re: Griff Grof - A new GAGB Committee member
« on: November 23, 2015, 10:08:03 pm »
Congratulations!

(Don't forget, GAGB members can also get discount at various places, including Cotswold Outdoor, for clothing and other outdoor gear!)

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General Caching / Re: Today
« 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

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General Caching / Re: Hidden date accuracy
« on: November 08, 2015, 08:44:38 pm »
>Snipped<

The odd thing with this cache is that, from my view of it, there is no apparent reason for the 1982 date?? Has anyone else spotted why it's even there?

Am aware of a Mystery/Puzzle cache, that the date was part of the clue to solve things...

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General Caching / Re: Today
« on: November 01, 2015, 08:24:47 pm »
Found The First Ever SideTracked - Evesham 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...  ::))

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General Caching / Re: Earthcaches
« on: October 11, 2015, 04:07:38 pm »
Earthcaches?

Going/gone off them!

Too much reading.
Cache owners try to 'jazz up' the listing...
Try reading it on a phone. 3 words to a line, 5 lines to a page. And do the images show? Do they *%$^!

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General Caching / Re: What's wrong with Geocash.com?
« on: September 19, 2015, 01:00:51 pm »
Geocash.com ?

Do you mean Geocaching.com?

Does seem to be a problem with any of the add-ons for sending gpx files to GPS units.
Most browsers are not allowing the add-ons... Windows 10 seems to be one of the bigger offenders.


Seems Pocket Queries or third party software is the way to go.


From one of the many threads on the groundspeak forums:
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Unfortunately all browsers are withdrawing support for NPAPI plug ins, it's not Garmin doing it. At the moment you can see what bowsers still support GCP here http://www8.garmin.c...s/communicator/ by selecting the View downloads and compatibility link.

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Caching Gear/ Tech Talk / Re: Geocaching App update?
« on: September 14, 2015, 05:07:26 pm »
In the GS forums, it was asked why there were plenty of updates for the "Trial" app, but none for the "Paid For" app.

One of the lackeys replied.
The gist was:
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Writing/codeing the paid for app was such a pain, it's easier to 'Add' the required bits to the 'Free' app.
Hopefully the Free app will be able to do "Everything" and a few other things (eg Messaging via app) that the paid for does now.

The free app (Note it's now the Free app, and not the Trial app!) will then be "The APP" and things will be unlocked by paying for Premium Membership...

I have the Paid For app. I've had it a few years, so consider I've got my monies worth!
The Free App can't save caches/ lists for off-line use... Yet!

http://www.geocaching.com/blog/2015/04/faq-your-new-geocaching-message-center/
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Why is Message Center not available in the paid Geocaching app?

We’ve made the decision to direct our app development resources toward the Geocaching Intro app to create an introductory geocaching experience on mobile that can be unlocked into a full geocaching experience with Premium membership. This decision was made in response to the many requests from our players to include a full geocaching mobile experience with Premium membership.

Additionally, the Message Center is a social feature intended to be used by all geocachers. To ensure a great social experience, we believe it’s essential that this feature be accessible to all by providing it to basic members in the free app.

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Caching Gear/ Tech Talk / Re: Geocaching App update?
« on: September 13, 2015, 02:57:30 pm »
They are planning on dropping the Paid For app.

The trial app will keep having 'things' added, eg different cache types, and further 'options' will be opened on the app to users who pay for Premium Membership...

I think they are working on what they started with the windoze phone app, eg., shows minimum, until you 'upgrade' to Premium, then you can see everything.

Hence no Updates to the paid for app, and it will be dropped eventually.  :(

(A BAD move, in my opinion.)

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General Caching / Re: CacheWalker's Geocaching Road Trip thread
« on: August 27, 2015, 10:01:48 pm »
Today I've been over to Lincolnshire, down to Gloucestershire, into Wales (where I'm still to get a Find, this year...) and managed to find two caches close to home!

One was SideTracked Bearley which gets me my third Road Trip souvenir.

Don't think I'm going to get any more...

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CacheWalker Help & Info / Re: Twitter widget error
« on: August 20, 2015, 10:40:50 pm »
Its OK now.

Wonder if someone had a looooonnnnggggg tweet, and broke it?!

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