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  1. I live within a couple of miles of Kew Gardens and I've never done them because I refuse to pay the entrance fee. I have however just been given a membership card for free entrance so I might go pick them up now.


    But I agree with you Yanni, it should have been mentioned and I thought, even going back to when they were placed, it was a rule that admission charges should be highlighted. Maybe just an unwritten rule though.

  2. I always carry two GPSs. The second one is for when I've thrown the first away in exasperation! :lol:


    The most important thing I have ever remembered when caching is to waypoint where you have left the car, (or bus-stop etc). It's always embarrasing to find the cache and then DNF your transport home! :blink::lol:

  3. How many times do other folks re-look in the same place whilst searching also? In case the cache has magically re-materialised since you looked a few minutes earlier?


    The same people who try the engine one last time when they have a flat battery just in case it miraculously starts that time.


    And yes, I'm one of them! :blink:


    I'm with McKryton on this one. I'll look until it's no longer fun.

  4. Since we are all going for Nero, and assuming no one is right yet, I will offer Vespasian as the other being the next long term caesar.


    I presume this was because urine was essential in many chemical reactions. It always was the way that if you wanted to extract or react you would try and pee on it first!




    A DING for Helen.


    Yes it was used for tanning and in laundries see wiki.


    Now that's annoying as I've read nearly all the Falco mysteries which are set in Vespasians reign so I've probably read about it.


    Edited to just point out I'm annoyed by my forgetting, not that Helen got the ding! :unsure:

  5. As NickPick said, don't let it put you off the forums.


    Over the years there have been a number of occasions when things have gotten out of control, toys thrown out of prams, people disappearing in a huff, resignations from the powers that be, geocachers marching on Parliament, (OK, I might have made the last one up), and you're probably right, a simple do's and don'ts for topic starting pinned to the top might be useful.


    When you started the topic I wondered how long it would be before you were "restrained". Annoying as it might be to have the thread locked, particularly for an inadvertent "infringement" as least you didn't get flamed which occasionally happens. :D


    Also, this a chance to add my welcomes to you. Hope you continue to be as excited with the game as you are now.

  6. I can't see the problem with this sort of event myself. I shan't be there because it's not my vicinity but might well do one if time and place were right.


    There must be lots of cachers in our community who have other commitments in their lives, as I do, who cannot put a whole day aside, let alone a weekend, to visit a "normal" event.


    There have been a number of unusual types of cache/events over the years, such as the "fox hunt" a year or two back, many of which I couldn't or didn't want to attend, but I managed to to survive their existence wiithout it somehow devaluing my geocaching experience.


    If you can't be there it's just another event you couldn't attend. If you try to get there but miss the 15 minute window will it really be any more annoying than travelling a long distance to log a DNF. (And I have enough of those to know how annoying they are!) :D

  7. Before I go off for a days caching I normally check the cache page, partly to check it's not been suspended or co-ords changed etc, but also to see if there are any new bugs in there and if so what their mission is. Once I know that I can decide whether to take it or not. Of course, sometimes one has been placed there during the day or just not logged yet.

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