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Cape_Guy

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  1. Going a bit off topic here ... Cincol I agree ... My GPS gives me a "HIGH CRIMINAL ACTIVITY" alert from the road safety database when I drive ... Cache owners should place warnings where possible and these activities are known to occur from time to time ... Maybe we should start a thread for "DANGER AREAS TO CACHE" ...
  2. I think I'll rather stay away if I spot them soon enough ... AND ... carry a ketty & marbles for an emergency ...
  3. Yup came across many caches in a bad state and the owners not been active or visited the GC website for months or even longer!! Anyway to adopt these by cachers living close by? How do one go about it? Maybe we should campaign to identify these caches to keep them active! Keep hiding caches ... !
  4. Jammer om te hoor! Gelukkig klink dit of niemand beseer was nie ... DIS ERG DAT ONS VRYHEID SO BEPERK WORD!!
  5. Gaan ook probeer om oor die langnaweek te plaas. Is ek reg as ek se ons wag nog vir die "generiese" Tonteldoos insetsel in Engels en Afrikaans wat ook moet inkom? Ek weet daar is een op die forum maar daar is 'n verbeterde weergawe oppad? Groete!
  6. Spoke to someone today who claims to know and apparently pepper spray has no effect on baboons and dogs ... especially when they attack! According to him: Don't run! Loud noise will keep them at a distance Throw stones at them The above is definitely not good enough for me! I'm not only scared of baboons but dogs too ... so there goes my confidence with my pepper spray in my hand near dogs! I guess I'm more of a chicken than Chicken!
  7. Cape Union Mart just confirmed that their stock arrived yesterday ... On my way to get mine! Still to decide ... Topo or Dem? Happy Caching!
  8. Cape_Guy

    Baboons?

    Anyone had any close encounters with baboons while caching? I must admit I’m very scared of our hairy cousins and have left many caches when I spotted some in the area or close by ...
  9. Die ABO museum is in Bloemfontein en hul webblad is: http://www.anglo-boer.co.za/ Ek glo as mens hul e-pos stuur en inligting vra sal hul kan help ... Groetnis!
  10. Hey ... Almal is stil ... Werk julle aan jul tonteldose? .. hehe My tonteldoos is amper klaar en gaan die volgende inhoud he .. 1) Geocaching insetsel (Bly in die TD) 2) Tonteldoos reeks beskrywing (Bly in die TD) 3) Plakkers van die vlae van Transvaal Republiek, Oranje Vrystaat Republiek & Union Jack 4) Kopie van oorspronklike Vredesverdrag van Vereniging (Bly in die TD) 5) Swartpotjie kers 6) Twee stukke doring (hakkies) draad - Simboliseer die konsentrasie kampe 7) Twee karoo doringboom takkies 8) Ystervark penne (Hilderbrand se lyk was in 'n ystervark gat weggesteek) 9) Iets vir die FTF 10) 100 gelamineerde leidrade in Afrikaans & Engels 11) Dalk nog 1 of 2 items Ek soek nou nog net 'n groot genoeg houer ... EN ... Werk aan die wegsteekplek! Die vlakte daar is plat en kaal met net kluite in die omgewing ... Groetnis uit die Kaap!
  11. Cape_Guy

    I spy

    I spy ... iNokia ! Raining in Cape Town ... Frustrated ... Want to do some caching ... Closest to caching here today seems to be browsing the forum!
  12. Hey I do everything with my GPS ... Just not on/or with me when I sleep!! ... Hehe
  13. Hey I download the updated POI's onto my GPSr every week and can't go without it! Some nifty software available to customize ... Read the Garmap forum ... all instructions in there!! Happy Hunting!
  14. My two cents ... National colours should only be awarded where one competes Internationally ... maybe I don't understand the proposal? ... Another question comes to mind ... Is geocaching supposed to be competitive? Some might say yes others will say no ... I guess it will differ from cacher to cacher ... Noddy I understand your proposal/discussion to be rather for more recognition? … Geocachingranking already has a ranking system in place ... My suggestion would rather be to review the ranking system ... and ... with that I don't say that I disagree with their ranking system ... In fact I think their system gives acknowledgement to cachers on all levels and provides motivation on all levels for the more competitive cacher … I don't think GR's ranking system is exhausted and there is definitely still scope for the top cachers to work towards a higher ranking. I've seen somewhere on their site they planned or are in the process to implement an additional reward system … ?? Interesting topic ... hmmmm Happy Hunting!
  15. Hi ... Tonteldoos XV in die Kaap is aan!! Ek het vanoggend die eienaar van die plaas ontmoet en na die monument gaan kyk ... behoorlike wegsteekplek kan 'n probleem wees ... Die vlakte is maar kaal en landerye vir omtrent 1km in omtrek, maar ek sal 'n plan maak. Ek sal net 'n klein houer moet gebruik wat heelwat kleiner is as wat ek beplan het ... Groetnis!
  16. 'n Paar interessante ABO feite waarop ek afgekom het ... Mohandras K. Gandhi (1869-1948) also known as Mahatma (Great Soul), serves with the British medical corps as a stretcher-bearer. Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941), founder of the Boy Scouts, makes his mark at the successful defense of Mafeking. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British physician, novelist, and detective-story writer, creator of Sherlock Holmes, runs a field hospital, and on his return to England writes 'The Great Boer War' (1900) and 'The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct' (1902), justifying England's participation. For these works he is knighted in 1902. The young Winston Chuchill (1874-1965) is all over this war. He is captured, escapes, and makes a triumphal reentry into Natal. He is present at several major battles, is one of the first to enter Ladysmith when the seige is lifted, and is also one of the first to enter the enemy's capitol, Pretoria, at its capture. He writes two books on the war ('London to Ladysmith: Via Pretoria' and 'Ian Hamilton's March') and his exploits get him elected to Parliment. Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), poet and writer, works on an army newspaper. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900), the African explorer, works in Cape Town as a nurse caring for Boer prisoners of war. She contracts typhoid fever and dies at the age of 38. A great number of British officers who serve in South Africa later turn up as Field Marshalls. The native African population, who suffer greatly in this war, are barely acknowledged in the histories. Due to British incompetence and neglect, 25,000 Boer civilians (mainly women and children) and 14,000 natives die in the infamous concentration camps. Groetnis!
  17. Hi almal ... Ek glo daar is nogal baie plekke om TD's te plant hier in die Kaap. Dit sal egter tyd en navorsing kos om 'n behoorlike plek te kry. Die bekende plekke soos die Taalmonument, Boerblokke, ou forte, ens. is reeds gevat ... Ek het 'n bietjie op die internet rondgesnuffel en op die volgende (Hildebrand Monument - Darling) afgekom ... Dit is omtrent 48km van my af ... "The Memorial to Field Cornet C.P. Hildebrand of the Boer Forces' Martiz Commando - Darling was the most southerly village to which a Boer commando penetrated during the Anglo-Boer war (1899 - 1902)." Hey ... ek is 'n nuweling in die spel en nog nie so ervare nie en het nog net 4 "caches" (gebrek aan 'n behoorlike Afrikaanse benaming aan my kant) geplaas! Ek het beplan om die naweek ten minste 20 "caches" te lig ... Ek sal gaan kyk hoe die area lyk en of daar behoorlike wegsteekplek is. Die afsnydatums is 'n bietjie kort vir my en gaan dit moontlik nie kan haal nie! Ek wil my nie op hierdie stadium "commit" nie maar sal laat weet as die plek goed is. Ek het 'n e-pos aan die museum op Darling gestuur om te hoor waar die monument is ... Die Boere oorlog is na aan my en sal die 10 "caches" vir Saterdag opoffer ... Haha ...
  18. Ek hou jul besprekingsdraad "thread" met belangstelling dop ... Ek het die volgende webtuiste ontdek met interessante inligting (kronologie, ens.) omtrent die ABO en plaas die "link" vir ingeval dit iemand dalk met hul TD plasing kan help ... http://www.anglo-boer.co.za
  19. Yup ... definitely log DNF's ... DNF's are important info for me when planning my caching day ... Happy caching!
  20. Andy ... I had 3 hides reviewed by you so far ... Hit the enter button and listed 1 or 2 minutes later ... Thx for this excellent service ... Much appreciated!! Happy Caching!
  21. Cape_Guy

    I spy

    Hi there cincol, Carbon Hunter & Wazat ...
  22. The park with the concerts is regarded to be one of the safest around! ... Shocking!! I guess it can happen anywhere ... Safe Caching!
  23. erik88l-r ... It was great meeting you over here but also sorry to hear you stepping down ... Congrats Andy with the new responsibilities!! Happy Caching!!
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