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  1. Seals? I thought it was only penguins and sheep on the Falklands! When I flew from London to Houston we went over Canada, so that would probably explain it. I thought the pilot must be a London cabbie going the long way round!
  2. I've stuck to the yellow etrex for the two and a half years I've been caching. I did succumb recently and take a map out with me but I've always preferred the point and go method. I did once do a two day tour of Yorkshire on work armed with no maps and only the gps to find some suppliers and it dropped me on each one without any bother. Lucky? Maybe. There was one notorious occasion when I took my car up a lane which showed my target about 500 yards at the other end. By 300 yards there wasn't much of a road surface at all, in fact moon surface would probably be closer, the pot holes were larger than the wheels of the car! Still, that's all part of the fun! Welcome to the madness!
  3. I think it's safe to say that computers probably aren't going to take over the world in the near future. At least you deserve congratulations for trying. Although that would probably translate into conglomerations, condemnations or coagulation.
  4. Hi Janni, I will be in the Windsor area today or tomorrow and will get the photos and co-ordinates. I will e-mail you when I have them.
  5. May your GPSRs be accurate, Your finds be rewarding, Your own caches be safe, And may we all make it through the next 366 days of happy caching in one piece. A Happy New Year to everyone.
  6. Yuletide felicitations to one and all.
  7. 100 caches in 16 days! I'm not sure what you're having for breakfast but I need some of it for sure. Congrats on the 600.
  8. I dunno, the lengths some people will go to just to avoid Joey Blower at The Merrie England! Many congratulations on that many finds.
  9. Just in time for a nice pair of slippers and a cup of cocoa from Santa as well. Well done LiS.
  10. Sort of on and off topic. I've looked in Elthorne Park a couple of times for the Disc Golf and never found it. Is it there permanently or only on certain days, and where about exactly is it?
  11. Well at least that gives Hornet a warning as to how many ammo boxes to order next time!
  12. I've signed as well. The Masham area of Yorkshire was where my father spent many holidays as a child and also my grandfather was a practicing druid (yes, really) and he would have been horrified at the loss of another site. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  13. I failed to find a couple earlier today which had I found them would have brought up my ton. (I'll be logging them later this evening). Unfortunately they are DNFs, one because I was just being my useless self,(probably)(if you planted one in a window box I'd fail to find it!) the other I was definitely in the right place, checked the clue and was so specific I couldn't fail to find it, although I'm never so certain I wouldn't put it past me to have walked right over it. (I once couldn't find a cache and I was stood on it, literally! ) It must be annoying when you don't find them and you've travelled a distance to get them, but those two today involved a 50 mile drive and a good mile and a half walk. My view is that if they are still there I'll have to go back and have a better hunt and if they were missing and get replaced, I'll know exactly where to look next time so it'll make it easier. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  14. quote:Originally posted by Sparticus: If somebody wants to cheat, who does this effect. Hands up all those who can hear their school teachers voices saying "the only person you are cheating is yourself" when you got caught with all your french verbs written up under your shirt sleeve. Not that I did, oh no! Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  15. quote:Originally posted by Omally: quote:Originally posted by kennamatic:I'm not organised enough to have remembered either of my cachiversarys. Two years on the 31st of August mate http://www.btinternet.com/~omally/index.htm http://www.gagb.org.uk/ Which shows how much notice I take! However, I need 9 for my 100. Can't do anything Friday, but with the aid of a few lacationless caches tomorrow which are on my to do list and trying to be out and about on Saturday I might just do it. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  16. quote:Originally posted by SimonG:Bournemouth, Watford, Mongolia... just give me the lat and long and I'll be there! Well don't bring that dadgum donkey with you! Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  17. For what it's worth I think this is probably the way to handle it. Certainly with the postcards, there are many caches that have postcards in. I placed some in one of mine as souvenirs of the area the cache was in if someone wanted to take them. Even if you were named as the photographer on the back then that would be alright. If however the back said "photo taken by ********** available for weddings and bar mitzvahs etc" you'd probably be in trouble. The greetings cards may be seen as slightly different because they are not the usual fare of a cache, but again, if there wasn't any blatant advertising on it then you'll probably be o.k. I think that there is a good chance that these postcards could become your signature items and be collectable in the same way as T&J bears are. One last thought, if one of the moderators or cache approvers doesn't mind, you could send one or two to them so they could just double check them and then you would definitely have peace of mind. I'm all for it though, as a slighly lapsed deltiologist I'd be keeping my eyes out for them, so make sure some come South! Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  18. If a week's a long time in politics, O'Mally, can you imagine how long this year must have seemed to us!! I'm not organised enough to have remembered either of my cachiversarys. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  19. ........and it's my birthday on the 13th! It's going to cost everyone else a fortune in birthday presents!!! I'll make it if I can. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  20. Recently whilst caching with some of our American friends we went to find a cache which had been shown by the last 2 or 3 as missing. If you looked at the clue, indeed, it was not exactly where the clue stated. It was, however, about a foot away. I'm sometimes guilty of not looking hard enough, or long enough, but rather like C&M above, the journey is what it is about, not necessarily the finding. (Although I get B****** annoyed when I don't find it! ) If I don't find it I count it as a DNF and watch for what happens with the following visitors. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  21. dadgum! I thought it was a McD straw dispenser. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  22. Many Congratulations. 600!!! I thought I was doing well when I got to 60! I hate to think how far away your nearest unfound cache is to home. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  23. Well done Neil.........I said WELL DONE NE...oh never mind. Nurse! I think he's dropped off again! Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  24. It's all that sea air that does it I reckon. Congrats! If I can stand up straight on my weekend there in October I'll have to try and find a few of yours. I've never been in the condition to do it on previous visits though! Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
  25. After the Brookwood TRs the Highgate one is certainly quicker. (Not complaining Scotty! However, when are we getting the next TR? Small kids are no excuse you know!! ) Interestingly, Tiger Moth does have a bit of a chance of a sighting at our very own west country volcano! And no doubt there'll be a few up North as well. Finding your caches - Losing my marbles.
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