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  1. Well done for pulling a temporary plug on challenge caches some of them were getting completely stupid. I live an area where loads of challenge and puzzle caches are published, OK so they go on the ignore list - I've ended up with over 700 on my ignore list all within a 30 miles radius of my home. It would have made a bit more sense if the person setting the challenge had actually completed the challenge themselves before actually challenging other cachers to do so. One published a few months ago fairly close to me asked folk to find 100 caches in a day, OK maybe simple thing to do but none of the caches had to be in the UK! The CO had 67 finds...
  2. I'd been thinking about something like that ever since it happened to Deci.
  3. I don't often agree with TM but in this case he's quite correct. In my opinion the owner of the land crossed by the RoW didn't like it being there in the first place. I would still like to know just where and what this cache is that has caused all this trouble. Plus why do Americans think they can ride roughshod over English Laws to extent of ignoring them, they don't rule the world... yet!!!
  4. I was under the impression that the cache had already been published seeing as the person who owns the land which is crossed br y the RoW complained to GS regarding geocachers accessing the cache from the RoW.
  5. Since the claim is that GS is becoming too corporate, you'd think that pointing out such a clear legal problem would be a very convincing argument within the company. Perhaps they don't have RoWs in the US of A and therefore didn't have a clue what Deci was on about i.e. if they don't have 'em in the US they don't exist!
  6. Yes, but I'd hope that is going on behind the scenes, amicably. I must admit I was somewhat surprised that everything seems to be normal on that front. I wonder if Dave asked them not to take any action, it would be just like him to think of the cachers. I wonder what the situation would be if the owner of the land where the cache placed had a gate to enable a cacher to access the cache. The cacher would, more than likely, have to stop walking to open the gate - would the landowner of the land on which the RoW is situated then complain to GS because a cacher had stopped to open a gate so they could stand on the private land where the cache is placed? Then having found the cache, make their way back onto the RoW via the gate, and coming to standstill whilst they ensure that the gate is closed properly. Not all owners of the land which is crossed by a RoW whinge to GS although I have met up with two who objected but one cache was actually placed on the RoW and the owner of the land did speak directly to us and explained why he objected. In the second instance it wasn't a RoW but a Permissive FB with the cache placed on his land. We posted a NA on both caches and it was sorted out at local level and GS was not involved.
  7. Dave it makes me so sad to read this. Thanks for everything you've done for the UK caching community. You will be sorely missed. I only hope that Groundspeak will realise what they've done depriving the UK caching community of a fantastic guy and an extremely helpful reviewer. I took in a couple of stray ferrets last week, one I managed to name without much trouble, been wracking my brains trying to think of a name for the other one. As of a half-an-hour ago he's now got one. Hope to cache up with you at an event somewhere... all the best for the future Sheila and Apollo Ferret. Thanks for everything.
  8. I agree regarding parking places, in my case far more useful than where the supermarket is as I drive a LWB Transit and finding somewhere to park that can be tricky.
  9. Well that is an assumption that people have a Sat Nav, and that their POI's are up to date for that area. Also travelling long distances you do not want to be carrying things like eggs, milk, cheese, meat etc It's far better to get then when nearer, Fresh is Best I never assume that I can quickly obtain supplies at the place I'm going to. Eggs, milk, bacon, cheese etc aren't going to go "off" after drive of a couple of hundred of miles, at least I've never had these items go off and I don't use a cool box. I even carry bottles of water with me, saves having to hunt around for the water supply and I can get the kettle on as soon as I reach my destination. As Chris states anyone going camping in a certain area can visit the website of their favourite supermarket to find out where the nearest store is to the camp site. If necessary check out the lat/long and use their GPSr to get there.
  10. In response 1. Research sometimes does not give the best results, and why not be helpful, at least giving a starting point for people? 2. I'm sure the warden would be grateful for the Event setter to ask, and disseminate the answer, rather than have a string of long calls or letters / emails to answer. 3. It's foolish to assume you will get a decent signal on any mobile device, especially the further you travel from a large populated area, recent BBC results showed many country areas only had 2G reception if any. 4. If I have driven a couple of hundred miles, I want to be able to relax, not go on a reconnaissance mission, but knowing where I can just do a quick stop is useful, and helps to a quick end to the journey. Simples: I just ask my sat nav in the van to list nearest retail outlets; however, my local Asda is 24 hour so I can call in and stock up with everything I'm likely to need prior to setting out for an event. I always have a check list of the items I have to take with me to ensure that nowt gets left behind.
  11. Please ensure when placing the micro/nano that there is room to park a LWB HiCube Transit van right next to the cache, I really do hate walking
  12. I'd like this to be the last time I have to type this, so I'm going to use caps to make the point a bit clearer: IT HAS TO BE CLOSE TO THE DATE OF THE OLYMPICS IN ORDER TO BE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE TO INTERNATIONAL VISITORS WHO'LL ONLY BE HERE FOR THE GAMES, and not, say, Easter. If someone can spot a hole in this logic, please point it out. We're not blind to sensible ideas and constructive feedback. Thanks Have I missed something here, is Geocaching now an Olympic sport?
  13. Great NEWS regarding a new UK Number One. Congratulations on attaining your 7K from a NW cacher ie NWEngland
  14. CONGRATULATIONS DrSolly Absolutely BRILLIANT... hope to hear that you've hit the 8K very soon. I will now go back to the very, very friendly and chatty NW forum
  15. My ferrets have been in cages in my van when I've located caches on my way to various PR and ferret racing events. I plead guilty to getting forestferret interested in geocaching...
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