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CapeDoc

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  1. Yes, I had tried! Thanks for the suggestion though, any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. I do caching quite simply on my HTC Tytan II. I have a programme called Tracky that lets me search for nearby caches and once found I usually log my find through the IE explorer on the phone. As such I can be away from home and do all my usual geocaching actvites including send messenges to other users etc through my phone. It was working fine till recently, but now when I try to log on, I am taken, correctly, to the login page, but once correctly completed and "login" clicked, I am taken back to the page I was looking at, still not logged in. I can however log on using Opera mini 3 from the same device. This doesnt help when trying to reply to an email through a User profile as the default browser that opens on clicking the user profiles url is WM6 IE. It would greatly assist if this problem could be sorted out. Thanks in advance cdlh
  3. Had a look at Tonteldoos. Did start reading thread a while ago but obviously missed the developments. What a great cache. That is exactly what I was talking about! Was not really sure how finding the final would work. Do you have to find all the caches?.....by Easter 2009?....what happens after that?....will the cache still be available as a whole?...Can cachers cooperate and only do part of the cache, but still go on to the final? (sorry but don't really have time to read whole thread and description didn't answer all). I was thinking of a cache that took you to the "best" attractions SA had to offer or Iconic South African attractions...Kruger Park, Table Mountain, Tugela Falls, Drakensburg, etc with one in each province (maybe), that one could do over a few years, gathering the clues slowly before going on to the final. Like the magnificent journey it may be fun to set one up where you enlist help from other cachers not only in setting it up, but for the cachers wanting trying to find it. Others collect the clues for you and perhaps even the final cache! Anyone keen to set one up?
  4. I, like many other Cape cachers, have been involved in helping other international cachers with a cache called Magnificent journey, a "global" cache which can be done with help from cachers in other countries. I have also seen caches in the states where you can only do the final if you have visited all the counties of a particular state, finding any cache in that county (proving you have done it is the ticket to finding the final cache). I was wondering if there are any Nationwide caches in South Africa? Any multi's with a cache in each of the provinces? If there are none, (or even just one or two), I was wanting to know if anybody wants to set one up?
  5. I have not been caching for long, but long enough to see how the caching bug can really bite! I was wondering if anyone had gone so far as to get a personalised number plate reflecting their love of geocaching? If so, what is on the plate? Your geocaching name, or some other clever geocaching term (TFTC?) which muggles wouldn't understand...
  6. Only happens on he browser of my Tytn II (Tilt). No problems on the PC. Thanks for the commitment to solve the problem, it makes paperless cacching using a mobile browser much more inconvenient!
  7. I admit to one or 2 unlogged DNF's but in all those cases I have been back to try again within a week or two to try again. If I don't find it I will post a DNF and admit to previous failures! In general I log all DNF's (even "quickies"). I too place them on a watchlist. I also try keep a vauge track on caches I was last to find as I hope that I hid them well enough that they should not be muggled. DNF's from cachers after my find have promted me to do a quick cache check when I am in the area, taking some of the burden off the owner. Recently a micro on Boyes drive had about 5 DNF's after my last visit and I had to check it out.....still there!
  8. Well blow me down! I have been informed that I can publish the cache and there are no proximity issues! Thanks to Andy (Fisheagle) for all his hard work in this regard. Will leave this message for a while then delete thread.
  9. Hold on! I am starting to get news that an Earth cache does not have a physical cache, so I may be able to publish.
  10. Things have changed! Since posting this thread it appears that I can place a cache where I wanted to. Cache is no longer up for grabs and will be posted as a new cache. My original posting is below and now can be ignored. Will delete this thread soon. Original thread: I do my caching mainly by phone and for some reason my software missed the earth cache on Table Mountain. I too thought it a good place for a cache and hid a magnetic micro in the very spot of the 'photo hint' only to find on my home computer that there was an earth cache there! I was going to call it 'King of the world' after the scene on the prow of Titanic (see photo for the note). So, there is a magnetic micro to be found, containing a lottery ticket for the FTF. Please help yourself to both the magnetic cache (please let me know where you eventually hide it ) and the ticket (let me know if you win ...or lose). Please also post a note to let others know it is gone. First there gets it!
  11. My bugbear is poor treasures in caches. I have lottery ticket TBs in the hope that on day someone will find REAL treasure! Check one out here
  12. Other programs: "Tracky" from Track this out runs with WM6. Intergrates GPS. Alows to search geocaching .com for caches, links to web page for paperless caching. GroundScout also works with WM6, intergrates GPS.
  13. I also use TyTn2 (? TILT) with "Tracky". Lets you look up geocaches and log finds in real time on one device. No need for a computer, high speed internet connection. Uses google earth maps, which means you have an photo of where the cache is. Often very usefull....Oh THAT tree!
  14. In my country (South Africa) Lottery Tickets cost way less than a dollar. I think its worth the excitement value even if the ticket doesn't win. You also give the chance of letting someone find some life changing treasure. Tickets can be folded up in will fit into most caches, even film canister micros. I choose tickets randomly, don't write the numbers down or ever look to see if they win. I write a note on them asking the finder to let me know if they win, which is fun, as it starts communication with other cachers. In our country tickets are valid for a year after the draw, so they can sit in caches for a long time and still be valid. I have started a couple of travel bugs that carry lottery tickets too. No wins yet, but it is early days! This of course raises the issue that lottery tickets are a form of gambling. Again, is it one of those cases....don't like it then leave it, or would it cause (unintentional) offence?
  15. In my country (South Africa) Lottery Tickets cost way less than a dollar. I think its worth the excitement value even if the ticket doesn't win. You also give the chance of letting someone find some life changing treasure. Tickets can be folded up in will fit into most caches, even film canister micros. I choose tickets randomly, don't write the numbers down or ever look to see if they win. I write a note on them asking the finder to let me know if they win, which is fun, as it starts communication with other cachers. In our country tickets are valid for a year after the draw, so they can sit in caches for a long time and still be valid. I have started a couple of travel bugs that carry lottery tickets too. No wins yet, but it is early days!
  16. I would like it if you could request a date for a cahe listing to be published. This would give one the opportunity to publish many caches on one day. This would then give more chance for a spread of cachers to get FTFs. I find that my caches are picked off by one or 2 cachers, who get the FTFs.
  17. The suction cups on the Quest2 - my cradle broke within the first trip to Mpoumalnaga - really a weakness in design. Have to drive with it loose on the dashboard now! Not so good. Carbon Hunter give Avnic a try, you might be pleasantly surprised. Keep us posted. Haa haa.... A weakness in design or are the Mpumalanga roads that bad? Huh? Mpumalanga or Mpoumalnaga? Like Nish4 said give them a try. My wife has a Nuvi. (Surprisingly good for geocaching since it carries only road maps!) Her suction cup's rubber seal perished and was unusable. I took it to Avnic in Cape Town and they replaced it on the spot. A new mount would have cost about R300. I was very impressed and have bought 2 further Nuvi's as presents. I also took my garmin in because it was not finding street numbers well. They put on the new set of maps (map update) and solved the problem for no charge. I will stay with Garmin.
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