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Organised Chaos

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  1. I used to use a TomTom One for car navigation - with the POIs loaded on from GSAK. That broke and I moved over to a PcoketPC running the TomTom software - that was OK - but not quite so good - often not showing some of the POIs if they were close to other POIs etc. This has now been nicked (Was on it's last legs anyway) so I am looking for a cheapish (sub £100) satnav that will handle POIs from GSAK well. An experiance? I did try a navman once, withoit much sucess. We used a blackberry or ETrex when walking. This is really for car use to find caches as we pass or to plan a route. Thank - David / Organised Chaos
  2. I think our best caching holiday was in the Isle of Man. Doing Happy Humphrey's caches was a bit like having our own tour guide for the island. We particularly iked his 'Curiously manx' series. As well as HH's caches, we also enjoyed flyingmonkey's 'God's Acre' series and found some good ones by 'The senior citizens' too. We were there 10 days and found it wasn't nearly long enough - we must go back sometime!
  3. No, there is a muddy walk first! In summer there are also nettles to fight through, so I recommend this time of year. We has a most excellent adventure today and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Although the water wasn't deep by the tunnel entrance, by the cache it was deeper than we could reach with our oar so it wouldn't be do-able with chest waders. Good fun in a boat though. Our 4 year old sang his way along in the boat and kept saying "this is a really lovely adventure"! and it was too! Just a quick question. The muddy walk? Ive also heard about a fallen tree to clamber over? Would it be easy to do with a (farily) heavy kayak? Im sure the tunnel would be ok but its the hike up to it. I have a set of wheels for the kayak but if its very muddy or theres lots of obticles it could be a problem? The tree is a significant obstacle. We carried our boats deflated in rucksacks, and they had to go over the tree whilst we went under. Not enough headroom to stoop with bag on back. The path is too boggy to take anything wheeled along it. I didn't pay any attention as to wheher you could pull a rigid boat along along the silted up canal part the obstacles. If you look at the flying boots photos on the cache page you will see the size if the problems! I think the inflatable boat pumped up at the entracne to the hippos home is the best bet.
  4. No, there is a muddy walk first! In summer there are also nettles to fight through, so I recommend this time of year. We has a most excellent adventure today and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Although the water wasn't deep by the tunnel entrance, by the cache it was deeper than we could reach with our oar so it wouldn't be do-able with chest waders. Good fun in a boat though. Our 4 year old sang his way along in the boat and kept saying "this is a really lovely adventure"! and it was too!
  5. Well there are a few people who fancied doing this cache who aren't free tomorrow. When they decide to go I'll get them to post on this thread! We'll be doing the cache from lunchtimeish onwards if anyone fancies turning up. A boat would obviously be an advantage but we can always make several trips if necessary!
  6. Anyone fancy joining us? http://coord.info/GC1C47M It has been on our 'to do' list for a while and we're intending on going tomorrow!
  7. I saw one of these P350 going cheaply with MioMaps 3.2 including Western Europe maps. Am my car sat nav (tom tom) was on its last legs I thought this would be a good cross over between handhled GPSr, Car sat nav and pda. I've been using the tomtom to find caches as I driving along. I use a cache sense on the blackberry to store cache details and the kids use an etrex h to find the caches whilst I use the blackberry. After spending a day on it I've come to the decision that mio is not a patch on tomtom in terms of user pois and is rather clunky as a hand held. Has onyone had success in using this device? Cheers!
  8. A camp site that lets you have a camp fire can help smoke them out...
  9. We are planning to camp and cache in scotland for a week in August. Before camping we will be staying with family in Helensburgh. Camping wise we don't ask for much - we don't want a pool or a large site. Cache wise we don't like very long walks (smallest one of us is only 3) but we like being taken to amazong places! We don't really want to tour around but find a base we can explore from. Can't wait to hear your suggestions of caches and campsites.
  10. We are also in Herefordshire. Doing our first event in a couple of weeks time. We'll bring the charcoal - you bring the food! Organised Chaos!
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