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Cotswold Caching / Re: Locationless Caches
« Last post by Gackt on April 04, 2020, 01:15:27 pm »
Itís been a while since I checked in, and so I thought Iíd share a few of the many LCs Iíve logged over past months. There have been so many finds to go through, enough in fact to push me up from 18th overall on the leaderboard on one of my previous posts to 7th!  :)

The main reason for posting though is to re-highlight this alternative type of caching, which is a safer form of caching which could be partaken in during the Corvid-19 pandemic as there is quite often no reason to touch an object, and with some LCs you can even complete from your own garden or even from inside your home similarly to Cyber Caches which we have recently highlighted on twitter.

Westonbirt Arboretum was a source of a few LC finds for me including hunting down some particular varieties notably a Diospyros virginiana and a Koelreuteria paniculate. But the simplest, and arguably the most fun to complete was Treehugger...



Ok, so I touched an object for that one  :D

In August I visited a well known and quite often advertised at the moment TV studio for TV Studio Tour...



One that took a little planning was Featured Animals (or Animal Parts) LC Style. First you need to identify a feature on a topo or OS type map that is named after an animal or animal part and take a screen shot/photo of the map showing it. I decided upon Lion Rock at Cheddar...



You then have to visit the location to take a photo of the actual feature along with your GPSr and post both pictures in your found it log...



I have completed many very simple LCs too. Whilst the idea of LCs, just like traditional Geocaching, is to get you out and about and visit interesting locations, a few LCs are able to be completed without travelling. One such I found whilst at a farm park was Bunny wabbit...



I did actually travel a few miles out to a farm park where I took the photo to log that one, but the requirements are only to photograph a live rabbit and so could quite easily be logged from home for some people. In fact a few have already.

Another LC which can be logged from home, and I did so, was Good Luck! The object to log a find for that LC is a four-leaf clover. The example I found in my garden was a bit nibbled did the job...




If youíre looking for something from home to do during the lockdown, then why not take a re-look at Locationless Caching. See the first post in this thread for some websites that host LCs.
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General Caching / Geocaching stories
« Last post by Griff Grof 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
« Last post by walktall on March 15, 2020, 09:11:49 pm »
Seen several notices on Events cancelling or on hold due to the coronavirus :(

I wonder if the HQ big event will get affected :o

crazy times - stay safe :)
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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« Last post by Griff Grof 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
« Last post by Hogshunters on March 14, 2020, 10:29:20 pm »
Sorry to hear this - but perhaps for the best during this virus episode.
We look forward to catching up with you perhaps later in the year. Jenny and George.
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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« Last post by Griff Grof 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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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« Last post by walktall on February 10, 2020, 09:42:02 am »
Sounds good, pencilled in the diary  :D
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Caching Events / Re: Possible event
« Last post by Hogshunters on February 10, 2020, 09:28:58 am »
Sounds good to us - we are free that evening and have pencilled it in on the calendar. It would be good to catch up with friends again. ? possibly a skittles evening  or did you have anything else in mind? Jenny and George
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Caching Events / Possible event
« Last post by Griff Grof on February 09, 2020, 01:02:28 pm »
I might organise an event for my geocaching 10th anniversary.

Would people be able to attend something on the evening of Friday March 27th?

Like I said, I still haven't decided, so it may not happen, but I thought I'd check to see whether people are free to see if it's worth bothering.  :)
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Caching Events / Re: Twixmas 2019
« Last post by walktall on December 31, 2019, 10:02:06 am »
Thank you for organising the Event and placing caches for us @Hogshunters   ;D

Happy New Year and happy caching  ;D
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