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  1. Some teenagers found one of my caches in a park. They signed the log book and hoped we all had lots of fun. So they're not all bad.


    I often go out alone and have never felt threatened. I do worry about injuring myself and noone knowing were I've gone on the way home from work. Went climbing around on a steep slope in the Peak District yesterday (near a layby) got really strange looks from 2 lads who stopped to adjust their bike rack - probably because I was still wearing smart trousers and shoes.

  2. If by HTC TyTn you actually mean the HTC TyTn II, then it does not have the SiRF chipset but relies on the very poor QualComm device. I have a TyTn II and it is very poor for caching.


    Really? I've got a TyTN II and I think it's a superb phone. Caching with it has proven to be a great experience in my book. I use a combination of Memory Map and Beeline GPS.



    I've not had any problems either, found about 100 caches with it, it's just as accurate as my SiRF III Bluetooth GPS. I'm sure I read somewhere that The TyTN II has this chip, but can't find the review I read back in March. The CPU is Qualcomm.


    Beeline GPS is great too (windows only). The camera is 3 mega pixels which is sufficient for my needs. The keyboard is good for logging caches from the pub. Internet access is pretty good, definitely better than my husbands LG Viewty, not compared it to a Nokia. Quite like the none caching features too - Office mobile (which I have used), pdf viewer and really easy to use. I get pocket queries sent straight to the phone and then download the gpx files straight to beeline, even when away from home.


    Main downside is battery life, only a few hours caching and I broke my TyTN I by dropping it (at work). so I'm getting a 'proper' GPS sometime next year.

  3. The Quarry Caper Series (7 miles) also starting from Stoney Middleton is a good circular route - 14 caches in the series and a few others close to the route. Some have combined this with A Stoney Stroll (3 1/2 miles) for a longer walk. Managed to park on the street at the side of The Moon Inn (good food and beer)


    Just done the Treasure Fleet series today, originally set for the Piratemania event, 18 caches on a 7 mile walk if combined with the slivertrain series, then a short drive to the final 'X marks the spot' (needs a map printing from the cache page to find this last one). Parked on a side street outside the primary school or there's a pay and display carpark next to the church, most Peak District carparks charge on Sundays.

  4. I'm not familiar with the Disney area, myself, but here's bookmarked list Your Disney Vacation by Blue Man, an Orlando local.



    Well.... there's not a GREAT public transportation system in Orlando, but there is one. It's honestly not too bad - I've used it from time to time commuting. (I should mention I'm originally from NY.) Decent service out to Disney (not like there's lots of jobs in that area or anything :laughing: ) Reasonably safe during the day and cheap as long as you've got the time.


    www.golynx.com Try the #50 bus.


    Suggestion I would have would be to take the #50 or a taxi to the International Drive area - there's LOTS to keep someone else occupied while you look for the half-dozen or so caches in that area. (And a trolley service, too. International Drive Trolley)


    But you're right, it's not easy to get around Happytown without a car or at least a bike.


    Have a nice trip! It's been unseasonably cold this last week (low actually got near freezing last night) but should be back to normal by the time you get here.


    Thanks for all this information. We're coming over next March with most of my husbands family. Unfortunately I'm not going to be insured to drive the hire car so may have to venture onto the bus (can't be much worse than here!). We're not finding out where we are staying until we arrive and could be anywhere within 30 minutes drive of Disney :laughing: so bringing a PDA full of listings.


    Have a great trip tnfishdaddy I loved it there last time.


    Happy Thanksgiving everyone



  5. Hi All.


    I am new to Geocaching!


    I found my first cache today - "Tamar Bridges" in Plymouth.


    Nice and easy to find and I'm hooked!


    I am using my O2 Orbit PDA with GPS at the moment and it seemed to do the trick for this one!






    I use T-mobile's version along with Beeline GPS software, done the trick for 150+ caches :cute:. Will get a proper GPS one day as battery life isn't good for a full days caching on the PDA. Always having a GPS in your pocket doesn't help with the addiction :) .


  6. I'm a new cacher in Sheffield - found one here so far (mostly low because of the atrocious weather recently), and went on a day trip to Birmingham yesterday and found 7 in the city centre before rain stopped play. My main problem with getting out and about is that I rely solely on public transport and my own two feet, so going outside of the local transport routes is a bit of a problem. Anyone willing to adopt a newbie for missions further afield?


    Welcome to the addiction, message on it's way.


  7. The last couple of weeks I've been on several day or half day caching expeditions as there was only one unfound cache within 20 miles of where I live. I've done traditional caches, multi's, puzzles, large and small caches and have had a wonderful time. All the caches were well thought out, well maintained and mostly contained good booty. Even the DNF's were enjoyable.


    Today I happened to be passing my one "local" cache so decided it needed picking off. What a complete let down :anicute: To my mind it was everything bad in a cache - an old unmarked tin, scruffy nondescript location and virtually non-existent swaps. There are so many much better locations in the area I can't for the life of me think why this was chosen. If I was showing someone geocaching for the first time and I brought them there I'm sure they would be put off for life.


    As it seems not to be the done thing to criticise people's caches I left a fairly neutral log and I'm deliberately giving no indication of which cache it was. If anyone comes across it I'd prefer it to remain anonymous here.


    Sigh!! :D


    Rant over. Just makes you appreciate Proper caches even more I suppose.


    Someone has been much less tactful on October 13!


    I've got 3 decent sized containers looking for good hides. Got a couple of ideas now there is an agreement with the National Trust.

  8. I use T-mobile's MDA Vario III with Beeline GPS. O2 and Orange have the same phone under another name. Accuracy seems good, can download loc/gpx files straight to phone, Beeline still works fully after the 30 day demo and doesn't need a phone signal (tried with the sim card out last week). If you download gpx files you can view the cache page offline.

    You can also do the new Wherigo caches (see www.Wherigo.com). Plus being a pocket pc there's loads of free games.

  9. I often use my GPSr phone to get me to new places. I'd literally be lost without it! I keep it in an adjustable large mobile holder I got very cheaply from a well known supermarkets 'value' range. Thought you might find this helpful - afterall 'every little helps' [:rolleyes:]. You would probably still be in trouble if you crashed whilst playing with it.

  10. micros hidden in woods where you could safely hide a Sherman Tank


    Round here people hide micros on Sherman tanks. Quite a few places in France have some form of WW2 armoured vehicle at the entrance to the village. I don't know of any within 50 miles of my house that doesn't have a cache in, on, or under it. :ph34r: And there's a lot of places to conceal a magnetic micro on a tank...


    I nearly did this (only it was a Churchill tank) for my first cache. I'd spent weeks finding out why it was there (sight of biggest ww2 factory), finding out who owned the land, writing about the history on the cache page etc. 2 weeks later it was taken away for restoration! I didn't have any magnetic containers and didn't want anyone to fall off the tank searching, so I put a lunchbox in the trees behind. It's still there, as the place has loads of history, I've only had one 'whats the point?' log.


    I generally only go out of my way to do a good series, there's some excellent ones in the Peak District. Most of the others have been to break up a journey after work (not always a long one), or whilst taking the dog somewhere different.

  11. The htc TYTN II=kaiser = an 02 Stellar = eyc,etc

    I have just started to use it for caching. 1st observation is that the screen is useless in direct sunlight !

    I have had a GPS problem (manifested itself in BEELINE GPS ) where it blurted sentences out paused for approx 7 seconds and then blurted more out, but this seems fine in mmv5 (plus i've updated the rom [:o] )




    to checkout the Kaiser in more detail http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?pagename=HTC_Kaiser


    I've got one too and I love it. Not had problems with Beeline! I store all files on a memory card. I create PQ's on it and have them emailed direct to the phone. I've definitely gone out more after work now I always have a GPSr in my pocket! My backup is a Vario II with BTGPSr. Battery life isn't great (about 4 hours) but it outlasts me/the dog. Keep thinking about buying a proper GPS (one that bounces!) but the Vario III is too easy! It's great for logging finds and writing forum posts.

  12. ...now that nettles (subject) is dying, has anyone got blisters from the evil Giant Hogweed yet? :D


    ...speak of the devil, I got stung by a giant hogweed doing this cache

    today. :D

    But, lucky for me it only left me with a slight rash :wub:


    Be careful out there, this is a dangerous sport! :rolleyes:

    Just googled giant hogweed, I don't think we get much round here. I've never seen any but it makes nettles look nicer! :)



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