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La Fifi

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  1. Wow, these distances are amazing. Nothing quite so impressive, my farthest travelling is The Doctor on miles, followed by my Boys at 7945 miles. I am really pleased with those, but am always thrilled to help move on any TB that has really serious miles under its belt.
  2. ....can't ...resist...photography...threads.... From 'Its Coll Up Here' On the way from here to here.
  3. Ah, excellent, a nice series to drag the in-laws round when next visiting. Already got Marham Fen Series on my to-do list.
  4. Just thought I'd top this thread to share a couple of circular walks we came across when planning a day out for today. I've wanted to go up on Ilkley Moor withoot me 'at for a while and fancied doing Swastika Stone I'd picked up Country Walking magazine for the first time and was interested in the walks they publish and so was pleased when I spotted a circular walk about six miles long on Ilkley Moor. Following the published route we did these caches in the order shown. Park at the parking area just north of White Wells. Head south to jemima's view, then on to Harvey's Dr Who Cache. You could go for High M Q before Harvey's Dr Who cache at this point, but we were the wrong side of the dyke and too far along before we realised. ( Had already solved the puzzle too ) Then Don's Cache, then Just in passing...... From there follow Keighley Road north eastish. You could head back to the car park from here, but we decided to extend the walk and go for another three caches. We went off the published route, heading north west to pick up Ba Tat Box then on to For Their Tomorrow and finally Swastika Stone Then it was a mile and a bit back to the car park along part of the Millenium Way. The walk was just over 8.5 miles in total. When we were checking the caches we also came across another circular Ilkley Moor walk but this is probably a little farther at around 10 miles I think and as it goes off the moor and round by Addingham, we decided to save this for another day. A great day out, warm and mostly sunny. Now sat at home, soaking my aching limbs with G&T! Cheers. La Fifi
  5. 'An Orkney View' could practially be a drive by, as there is a road from the south, up past a farm, right to the top. From there its just a short walk to the cache. Gaulton View is a good hour to hour and a half walk each way from Yesnaby, and is on the other side of the mainland, assuming you are coming in at Kirkwall, so is probably not do-able. If coming in at Stromness, it might just be do-able, if you've a few hours to spare. Both are brilliant caches, with wonderful views. Enjoy your visit.
  6. Sounds like my work handbag, except for the doggie stuff!
  7. As far as I was able if it was really worth it....and to me, that means the walk, not necessarily the cache at the end of it. I'm not really very fit these days so the longest I reckon would be 10-12 miles. In real terms, the longest I've walked is just over 9 miles, for 2 ( one a DNF ) in Spain last year. Next nearest was just short of 7 miles on a circular walk - should have been 5 caches but again one DNF'd - in Scotland a couple of weeks ago. Edited to add....feel rather pathetic now lol
  8. With all this time on their hands, wouldn't they be prime candidates for the new vacancies in the Mod department?
  9. Ha ha, we're off to Shetland in a couple of weeks, hoping to get to the two on Unst. We'll have a pre-event event on your behalf! Cheers La Fifi
  10. A couple from our trip to the Isle of Coll and this cache last week. Wot'chu lookin at? Sunset over the Sound of Mull The beach
  11. Ha ha, genius idea but maybe back to the drawing board on the title! ( if you are serious ) There were some around MK that were geared to dog walkers, I didn't do them but recall seeing them when researching a possible trip. Edited to add that this appears to the only one left of the series.
  12. Or what about a British series of lamp post caches with the proviso that they're as interesting as the Art Deco ones on the Kincardine Bridge ........I'll get me coat.....
  13. I love macro photography, what a great thread. I've only had a few attempts myself, but when visiting this cache I took this pic. It doesn't quite cut it with some of the pics here but I really enjoyed taking it - chasing that butterfly all over the place!
  14. I got mine in a craft shop in Honiton for £2.99....... I got mine off flea bay for similar, but tbh, I don't think its strong enough for what I had in mind.
  15. I've started my own bookmark list, but not sure how you can/would pin it as a thread.
  16. There was one near the set of 'Open All Hours' but I'll be darned if I can find it now...sure it was either Donny or Rotherham?? ...may be archived - it was a bit of an urban micro, if I recall...
  17. Thanks, Paul, I did used to check out Geohikes but it really didn't take off, did it? I've also got a note of the Silverstone caches, as we're at a do at Whittlebury Hall next weekend and thought they might blow away the cobwebs on Sunday morning before we set off home!
  18. Hi there, having read the Power Trails thread, I identified with 2202's comment about a growing interest in circular walks and I think there may be quite a lot out there with similar opinions. We usually only go out caching once a week or less. ( Boo! ) As can be seen from our low finds total, we're not into the numbers game, but really enjoy if we can plan 2 or 3 caches on a set route or circular walk. But it takes a bit of organising and research or just plain luck that some kindly cachers have set out a number of caches near to each other. I know its not really on to plug your own cache, but this is slightly different. I picked up a couple of ideas for walks from the Power Trails thread that I hope to get around to doing and wouldn't have found them otherwise. So if you'd like to mention any enjoyable circular or set walking routes with one or more caches on the walk, please share them with others. Cheers. La Fifi Edited to add a couple that I added to a bookmark list I started after reading the PT thread. Marham Fen Wickers Hike
  19. "You're only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!"
  20. Not yet released as we've we want to release it in Shakespeare country, but this TB is entirely Shakespeare inspired. http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1235338
  21. Saw one of these just outside Helmsley at the weekend....d'you think this might cause less damage?
  22. From our Christmas break in the Orkneys. This wee fellow wasn't shy! ....and this one wanted to muscle in on the shot! Taken at the Stennness Standing Stones and Loch of Stenness.
  23. I think that the list is produced based on hitchhikers who haven't moved in over 5 months.
  24. Ok, I loved my turkey, but now feel distinctly boring!!! We had a walk out to check our own cache and pick up a sexy geocoin we spotted, but like our alcopops too much to go further than down the road walking
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