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Cotswold Caching / Re: Painted Rocks
« Last post by Wrighty on Yesterday at 09:08:06 pm »
Saw one on top of a fence post near my Cotswold Olimpicks cache last week,left it there.
Cotswold Caching / Re: Painted Rocks
« Last post by tarmacjohn on Yesterday at 06:26:09 pm »
Apparently they are common on Bredon Hill where I walk on a weekly basis. But it looks as though my Geocaching 'force' remains, as I have currently found none of them.
Cotswold Caching / Re: Painted Rocks
« Last post by walktall on Yesterday at 10:59:49 am »
We have them in our village "Rissi Rocks"  ;D I've found six in our village, moving just one of them.

Out caching, I've stumbled across two on two different days in two different villages :)

They all seem to have a FB page associated with them. The kids seem to enjoy finding them, posting a picture and moving them on  8)
Cotswold Caching / Painted Rocks
« Last post by Gackt on September 23, 2018, 06:49:46 pm »
Painted Rocks

There's a new craze, or at least a relatively new craze compared to Geocaching, called Painted Rocks.

What is it? Simply... people are painting small rocks and hiding them for other people to find. When you find one all you have to do is; take a photo if you want, and then re-hide for others to find.

Very similar to Geocaching. Even more similar to caching sites like Opencaching and Terracaching that have "movable" caches. What this activity does not have though is a central base (website) to log your finds. Usually, on the back of the rock there will be a message of where you should log your find, or what you should do with the rock. Most of the finds, or the logging of photographs of your finds are directed to various Facebook groups.

We have found 10 painted rocks to date. Now when I say "we", I actually mean my daughter Chloe who has found them all except one, and my son James who has found the "except one", I haven’t found any  :P

In addition to what I have written above, when I say "found", I should say "stumbled across" as, as I have already written, there is no central database of these hidden rocks... they are just out there somewhere.

I first heard about this new activity in September last year, but didn't actually see one of these until August of this year whilst I was on holiday in north Wales. My daughter found one, and James found another. We (Chloe) has subsequently found a number more, including the one with poppies above near Cirencester Amphitheatre today.

We re-hid (re-placed) one whilst we where still up in north Wales, which was also picked up by someone before we left the area (we checked on it), and brought one home to re-hide as it was placed to highlight dementia, my better half works in a dementia care home so thought it would be a good place to re-hide near.

Always up for new ways of getting young people off their butts and outdoors enjoying themselves, and this activity ticks that box.

So, has anyone else found one of these painted rocks? Where did you find them? Were they in or near a cache? (This was asked this on a recent #UKCacheHour) Have you painted any and hidden any yourself?
CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by Hogshunters on August 20, 2018, 05:24:43 pm »
We attach a note to the TB specifically asking them not to dip or visit caches - still doesn't seem to sink in! Just have to grin and bear it  ???
CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by walktall on August 19, 2018, 04:06:10 pm »
My TB has now been dropped in the Japan cache, so that's nearly 6300 miles to add to my mileage  8)

But, there's been so much dipping with my TB, it's not going to be fun trying to work it out :( I've now put an explanation what dipping is to try and stop it.
CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by Griff Grof on August 14, 2018, 12:21:42 am »
Yes, it’ll be a case of adding up manually in December before the Twixmas event. But let’s hope Tb-run sort out the issue before then... I see it’s affecting all races  :-\
CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by Hogshunters on August 11, 2018, 12:01:14 pm »
Oh no! doesn't sound good but too technical for me!

Perhaps we will all have to add our own mileages up  ;D ;D
CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by walktall on August 09, 2018, 08:43:06 pm »
Admin - @Griff Grof may need to force a mileage update on the TB's, as mine shows zero but on it's home page over 4000

This error message doesn't look promising :(

CacheWalker: Signal on Tour 2018 (Travel Bug Race)

DB ERROR !!!!!!! ERROR=>Table './db10586138@002dtbprd/tbrun_logs' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed< Memory used by PHP:381984 Memory used by PHP (total):1048576

OHJE! Wir haben ein Datenbank Problem
Bei einer Aktion mit unserer Datenbank ist ein Fehler aufgetreten, der eigentlich nicht hätte auftreten dürfen :-(
Der Fehler wurde protokolliert und die letzte Aktion ist vermutlich fehlgeschlagen


Translation of that last bit:
Oh no! We have a database problem
An action with our database caused an error that should not have occurred :-(
The error was logged and the last action probably failed

CacheWalker TB races / Re: CacheWalker TB Race 2018
« Last post by Hogshunters on August 09, 2018, 01:04:34 pm »
Fingers crossed they manage to log it for you.

Is your table of the TB race being updated? So far it is only showing 0 miles for us and several others!
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