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  1. Thanks...just wanted to make sure :o


    Here is a very easy peasy one:


    From what/where is the term "Yours sincerely" derived from?


    Not a definition out of the dictionary, but the meaning of the word and why it is used as a valediction in a letter.


    I dunno, but I did find out the other day that legend Jors' name is derived from 'Jors truly'.. :laughing:




    Over to you... maybe you can explain your own Bavarian/BMW link..? :surprise:

    Oh yes, forgot about Trackz...sure I read about that in one of your logs. Oops, I got the model name all incorrect...it is late, I haven't had much sleep lately :laughing: !! So does this mean it is our turn to go? Can't believe it 'cause I haven't been able to be on line much lately! :o


    Yes, your turn.. :o

  3. Definitely "Dakar" from the old BMW FS650 Dakar bike that you used to have. (Nice replacement by the way). I'm not sure about the "Drix"? Something from when you were a young lad? I think it was GreenJaM that got you hooked into geocaching if my memory serves me correctly.


    Jip! Never mind the Drix, just a name evolving from Hendrik (birth certificate, but you'll ruin a friendship if you call me that! ;) ) which was replaced by Drikus to distinguish between all the Hendriks in the family years ago, which became Drix by friends after school.


    And yes, my current F800GS is the official Dakar F650GS replacement, but they didn't call it the Dakar or the Adventure as some expected... to me, the Dakar (bike) will always be special as it started my second life as a biker (or more specific an adventure biker, as these bikes are classed) and my geocaching path started soon after, the perfect marriage! Trackz introduced me to geocaching, but I didn't quite get it - GreenJaM made me get it, so I'm grateful to both! B) A real highlight is still doing our 500th find together (with GreenJaM) within 12 months from registration (for both of us) - took some juggling near the end to make it co-incide.


    So, although I don't ride a Dakar anymore, it will be my great memory forever, so dakardrix it will stay...


    Over to you... maybe you can explain your own Bavarian/BMW link..? :laughing:

  4. It was ABBA.


    I don't remember the name of the album.

    YAY! Abba it was! The album was ""The Visitors" (wonder what one of those would be worth today?)


    The first album released onto CD was by Billy Joel (52nd Street).


    Take it away TG!


    Hey, that's my favourite ABBA album! There I said it, I like ABBA...

  5. Not sure if you are referring to the cellar that they have on St Helena Mine on the Goldfields. The mine is situated near Welkom on the road to Virginia if my memory serves me right. I have been underground there a number of times over the years but never visited the wine cellar - that only came a number of years later though.


    Well done, that's the one!


    'Deepest in Africa' was a decoy, it's actually the deepest wine cellar in the world! 857m underground.



  6. Just a last note - people like me really don't like long logs (I mean writing, although I love reading them - yes, I know, double standards!), but it honestly does not mean I don't enjoy it.


    If you get a 'Tx!', I just really don't have much to say about the cache, and I don't want to tell you how lame it is... hehe


    I'd rather you give me 2 'lame' caches (meaning I don't understand what you want me to see or know about) because I still like the satisfaction of finding any cache.


    So, go forth and multiply!

  7. Mmm, to punt some of mine from a Pretoria point of view... if you want a quick adventure (not ok for normal car, Avis should be ok! ;) ) then do Star Crater. Planet is my other favourite, requires a short walk, so another worthwhile option.


    Then you can add (or start here if you only have a car) Cornwall Hill (not available on Sundays) and Centurion View and go to the Irene dairy and do the caches there (lekker food, albeit a bit pricey), Milk Galore, etc. In that area are a few others - I just love the Irene area!


    Next or alternatively you can take a ride over Klapperkop and do the ones there, What a View, Klapperkop, etc. and the few in Groenkloof area right next door - I always love the ride.


    Groenkloof Nature Reserve is an option, but you need a bakkie again (or height) and you won't have time for much else.


    However, my favourite area is Hartbeespoortdam, there are some great caches out that way, like Harties on the Med (hehe.. mine) and Haarties Best View (walk or bakkie), and lots of other. A great place to have brunch while you're in the area is at the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm - S25 47.270 E27 46.326


    Hope it helps!

  8. I would say that no, you can;t ask a question you dont know the answer to. After all, how would you know who gives the right answer to start next, so I would suggest asking a different question, otherwise to much confsion would result.

    But feel free to stick that question on a new forum post, but I think there was once a forum post on common geocaching afrikaans words.


    All the same, if I had to answer the question, I would say the common Afrikaans term is "GPS"


    Geez, it was a rhetoric question. We're so serious, must be your weather.


    Well done, you're right then, moving on.

  9. Witliesbosbontrokkie!

    Well done! Did you know that, or did you look it up?

    You're it!


    <_< ...only knew to look for Robert's... Have a bud that's a serious birder. Him and his dad. So if they see something they SMS each other, like 'CB' for Chinspot Batis. So we're riding in the car when this chicken runs over the road. Took his dad a while and a conversation to find out what was 'C'

  10. Well Anton you are the master of stats?!? You let us know what the record is for the most people at a event?


    Drix ...everyones welcome..just remeber to bring the Gps devices with. Every team will get 2 flags with the coords printed on them.All you need to do is to put your name on the flag as well as your gps model. We would like everyone to plant their flags and during the afternoon check it about 3 times. Then we can look at the result after that has been done.


    Anyone travel without their GPS? <_< What if there's a cache around the next corner...?


    The 2 competitive events that I did as part of Team Da Garma had 32 teams (dunno how many people) at NOLY (The Neighbour of Leap Year's Day Bash) and 30 teams/95 people at KotC (Keepers of the Cache (2008 Geocaching Event))


    BTW, has the argument on WAAS in SA been settled? On the Garmin site it simply says WAAS is only in North America. Then I have heard that if you turn it on in SA (assuming there is no WAAS) it actually worsens your result. AND then I heard that WAAS is being tested in SA, so you might get some WAAS assistance on your device, but I don't think there is an indicator to show it (on my Oregon anyway, not sure)?


    So maybe we should just all make sure it is turned off to ensure a standard? As you anyway don't know if it helps or not?

  11. Wow, seems like we're heading for a good turnout on Saturday. So far 30 teams (71 members in total)have confirmed their intent to be at the event.


    We're really looking forward to seeing everyone there!! :D


    See you there! Remember, I'll be the dirty oke with the bike coming via off-road Soweto. From Pretoria. Serious!


    71 people? Gee, I hope not too many pitch at the Microfest... I told my daughters they must make muffins for the morning... I expect about 10 people or so... <_<

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