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  1. I think somewhere along the line we lost the point that the original postbox series was: The one is for you to find a cache where you shouldn't even have to get out of the car (OK, you might have to) and the second to remind you of a time where correspondence took days and not mere seconds. Maybe this cache will prompt you to post a letter for old times sake to a loved one. In a day and age where we are all using electronic means to communicate to everyone, I find it still wonderful to receive a postcard or a letter from someone elsewhere in the world. And although i doubt some of these are as active as they should be I have had wonderful success at sending postcards from one of the postboxes in my area. In fact a postcard i sent to the Netherlands arrived in 3 days of me sending it. I have seen some emails take longer to be responded to. So yes while we all have our views about easy roadside PO Box caches, have a look back at the secondary purpose of why it is there. Send a postcard a letter to someone you know or love. As i mentioned i do Postcrossing as a secondary hobby to Geocaching, give it a look and post a card from a PO Box and await the return cards. Amongst the usual bills and accounts i take great joy in receiving and reading Postcards from all over the world.
  2. I mentioned it in the Postbox thread. But what better way of Hating the GPS series with a group of great friends. 640 hate to finds in 24 hours. Awesome. But in the begining i took 6 or so months just to reach 50 finds. It was like the impossible feat to attain. But it was fun, now it is a case of ooops where did i just pass the last milestone. And at the moment i am sitting staring the next one right in the face and thinking i gotta go big or wait for a memorable one to just be there for me. But where or when.... maybe i must just go out and grab whatever comes, but will it be mudane or will it be worth it. I am not too worried about the types, or the fizzy charts or DT ratings. I have a few done, and yes they were hard or they were easy or something. The DT can be changed by the cache owner at any time and that messes around with all the stats. I might have one of the only D4.5 T3 or whatever cache in the area and one poor fellow has reached the 81 DT matrix only for me to up the DT to D4.5 T3.5 and mess up his stats. So yes enjoy your stats, but more importantly the experience you have enjoyed in finding the cache at the end of the day is what truely counts. Of the 2399 i have found i am glad to say there are probably a few hundred if not over 1000 truely enjoyable and story worthy caches. The rest, well, you will never know until you have done them.
  3. That's where you loose me. I really don't see the point. The best geocaches are purely experience generators. They give you an experience independent to (but may include) finding the cache. I say it again, I am jealous of your Geocaching experiences, not your Geocaching numbers. That may mean with a large number of finds, I may hardly be jealous. (Where I talk about you/your, I mean it generally, not specifically you, Wazat) If I did look at numbers, I would look at difficulty and, more especially, terrain rating of your finds. The higher your numbers there, the more I would envy you. I see your point Capedoc, but in hindsite I have some of the most difficult to get to caches behind me found as well as placed. Hardly one that a guy in a wheelchair would get to. A postbox cache on the other hand can be accomodating for both the numbers seeker, the one that likes the challenge of stealth or someone in a wheelchair. Somewhere we have to try and cater for most people and though i myself am not too interested in postbox caches, i will not let them slip me by. Also my sons have been very careless on normal caches and i have used PO Box caches to teach them the art of stealth. I have watched newbies during the Mega all decend on GZ despite there been many muggles around. I find in that case a PO Box cache can in some way teach new cachers how to be discreet in retreiving caches. So yes lots of cons for the purists out there, but pros for those who are learning. And though they may all be the same concept, i did one last Sunday that was slightly different and i almost didn't see it. As for high number of finds. GPS Boosted them quite a bit and though they were generally all the same boring caches. Maybe 5 to 10 stood out worthy of a favorite point, the rest, no comment. The experience, fun to work along with three others and just get the series out of the way. Great friendships made, hating 640 finds together. I had more fun last weekend finding about 17 caches in a kloof and bushwacking 420m through thorns, trees, bush and slippery rocks and wading in a river just for a FTF.
  4. As an owner of a few. Yes they are purely number generators but then if you want to have fun, they can be really difficult to find on a muggle perspective. In crowded areas you have to up the level of stealth to at least retreive a cache like this. I usually carry a piece of paper or even a post card with and bend down to write something on the paper. But along with this, if you know that a postbox is active, there is a secondary hobby i have that i can incorporate a postbox cache with called postcrossing. This involves sending trackable postcards to random people accross the globe and receiving one in return from another random person. Maybe not your cup of tea finding postbox caches, but maybe collecting postcards is.
  5. Akrit Jaswal was only 7 years old and did what to make himself world famous.
  6. Ah the sore thumb rises its ugly head again. I decided to go for the P&M PT while doing the Mega for the sheer reason I wanted to have the Mega as a milestone. And although it was much the same as the other PT it was more about the fun we had as teams going for the finds. Getting to meet people we never met before and in general having a laugh at the antics we got up to... I still think that PT's are a pointless idea... it is all for numbers, has no real value, and is generally just a pain. I can only imagine that the CO's are overwhelmed after the Mega with countless email notifications, and wish they never had all these caches out there. If anything to go by a few of my caches on the N3 got loads of hits, and that was really only from KZN cachers going to and from the Mega. I do pity any of the CO's of the GPS series near the Mega.... Vote still will be a NAY.... although i have some kind of PT up my sleeve it will not be like the ones we already have in GP.....
  7. Webcam, Virtual, Locationless and Benchmarks.....
  8. I know the Benelux one so i have a feeling this is similar.
  9. Geeze don't waste time.... go for it Grant.
  10. Thanks.... What very famous toy was going top be called "The Gordian Knot" before it became what it is known as today.
  11. BBM - Bachelor Before Marriage BBM - Broke Beyond MegaEvent BBM - Bought Bucketloads (of) Microcaches BBM - BlackBerry Messenger (I guess)
  12. Thanks to my friend Bruce, Time to let the poets loose, Here we go again, time to make lines sound the same. I too attended the Mega event, It was money well spent, I got the hat and the coins, Even managed a few first to finds. There were teams that went out, to find caches all about, We had some fun caches to be seen, even used a Mercedes as a ladder for one of our team. We did the nine icon walk, Along the way much we did talk, a joyous bunch of cachers, cleaning up the mess of trashers. Then in the midst of many a muggle, Under the watch of the monument of Afrikaaner struggle, 188 cachers did sing, we made a big ring. Drowning out the sounds of the people around, the voices of all the cachers was sound, People of PTA, a very confused Sipho, Themba and Bob, were treated to a sudden flash mob. Thank ytou Mega Team, You helped South African cachers realise a dream, Our very first Mega event, Brilliantly it came and went....
  13. Cincol he ran in his Rugby Togs quite right..... Take it away Cincol.... CH you have a more complete answer.... but didn't mention the rugby togs.... The answer I was looking for. Payn hosted Arthur Newton (Who won the race and went on to win 5 in total) the evening before the race, and after a number of stiff drinks, was persuaded to enter. He arrived on time for the start, wearing his rugby boots. At Hillcrest he stopped for the first time to take in a breakfast of bacon and eggs. Not much further a fellow runner, "Zulu" Wade, invited Payn for a chicken curry. This they consumed and then continued on to Drummond, where they celebrated reaching the halfway mark by drinking a beer at the hotel. Wade didn't continue, but Payn did. A woman spectator en route helped him keep his energy levels up by providing him with oranges, peach-brandy, water and tea. He finished eighth. The next day Payn took part in a club rugby match, but because his feet were blistered from the long run in rugby boots, he elected to play the match in his running shoes.
  14. Still on Comrades, Bill Payn (A spring bok rugby player) ran in the 2nd race, but what was an interesting fact regarding this....
  15. Wazat

    Where am I?

    GC32BC2 - 1820 Settlers Monument?
  16. Wazat

    Where am I?

    Bloemfontein Blockhouse GC182QC
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