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  1. Just got back from the HQ Celebration (+HQ, APE and Jasmer), and of course we've added Canada as country #40. Earlier this year we got Bosnia and Montenegro, so the goals for '22 are all achieved. Next year we'll try to go to Scotland, and add Isle of Man to the list. Aso on the short (or long)list: Costa Rica, Malta, Guernsey, Iceland, and, oh yes, San Marino!
  2. Only one new country since the start of Covid: Aland Islands, country#37. We made a small ferry detour on our Sweden-North Cape trip. In '22 we're hoping to add Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Canada. Geographically closest "countries" which we don't yet have are Guernsey and Sark. But these are quite tedious to get to, especially out of the summer season. Countries which we might get in the following years: Iceland, Malta, San Marino, Costa Rica. And if we ever get to make that Caribbean cruise...
  3. Only succeeded the third one. Oh wel, maybe in 2021!
  4. I would love to see Virtual rewards 3.0 focus on Webcam caches, but of course there shouldn't be as many as 4000, like the Virtual Rewards 2.0. 400 would be a viable number, since the amount of Webcam Caches would then triple, which would make them a tad less rare, but still very rare and thus interesting.
  5. Small steps this year, indeed. We were due for Bosnia, Montenegro and Canada (border hop) + 9 US states (4 week RV camping trip) this year, but we got none of that. Even Guernsey was off limits. Instead we got a bunch of new Swiss Cantons and German Landkreise. Which is nice of course.
  6. - Fill the Jasmer, visit HQ, log the APE, go to the HQ Celebration Event on Aug 15. - Add one ore more new countries. - Continue to have fun.
  7. Last week we were on a Baltic cruise and grabbed countries #35 and #36 (Finland and Russia). We were glad there are two virtuals and an EC in Saint-Petersburg (and at very touristy locations) , otherwise we wouldn't have been able to grab a cache there (we were visaless and thus condemned to a guided excursion).
  8. Well, they chose to not mention anything in their log. They just chose to share the experiency orally. And I just disabled the cache for a month, and afterwards reactivated the cache. The guy's family erected a small memorial at the tree, and that memorial is mentioned several times in the logs afterwards.
  9. In Marrakech, most of the geocaches are inside shops. In fact, that may be the only option to keep caches alive in a "lively" city like that. And yes, we gave small tips to the shop owners, or even bought something from their store.
  10. Actually, friends of ours found a dead body at GZ of one of our caches. The cache is on a trail which isn't used much (in an otherwise urban area) and a guy hung himself on the tree where our cache is hidden. The guy was dead for almost a week when he was found... Needless to say, our friends were - and still are - a bit traumatized. They actually thought, upon arriving, that the guy was logging the cache, as he was "leaning" against the tree...
  11. I don't have as many as most of you guys, but we've just added country #32: Morocco. Next on the list is Greece in April. July might bring Monaco, and we might be planning a road trip over Estonia, Finland and Aland this summer. We'll see!
  12. I've submitted an event in Mexico one week ago... still no response from any reviewer whatsoever. Soon the 14-days-in-advance time will have passed. Will my event be denied then, even if I submitted it more than 3 weeks before the event date? Does anyone know which reviewer "handles" Mexico?
  13. http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2ZR8X_pic-de-leviste?guid=9ed40f1f-200e-4128-8b9c-2e0b46b46fc4 Published in July 2011, logged by us as FTF in August 2013 (almost 1000 km from home), no logs since then.
  14. I deleted the old PQ, created a new one and it came through immediately.
  15. JoLTeam


    Same problem here.
  16. My Bookmark PQ is not generating. Last generated says "Never" and I've created it hours ago.
  17. True. Both puzzle caches are in reality not inside Vatican City (one is hidden very close to the border though) and the traditional is in fact hidden in the city walls (which make up the border), at the Italian side. So in reality there are no geoaches in Vatican City.
  18. One of our TB's was left in a cache in Nicaragua. Rather, it was not left IN the cache, which was too small to hold it, but in the plastic bag around the cache. That cache is only found every couple of months, so of course, our TB has never been seen since...
  19. 31 "real" (non-event) caches, 205 favorites, so an average of 6,6 favorites per cache. One cache has 37 favs, three of our caches have none.
  20. This trail is MUCH worse and is put out by an experienced PM cacher. ALL 165 are lame micros. http://coord.info/map?ll=51.41687,4.41616&z=12 Actually, "your" trail has two parts, a "lame micro" part, and a multi-nightcache part. Anyway, power trails are becoming increasingly popular here, which is not a good sign.
  21. And while adding the "nano" size they should change "regular" to "medium". There are much more micro's and smalls than "regular"s these days.
  22. If cacher1 and me are caching together and we go together to GZ, I will accept co-FTF if cacher1 finds it first. If cacher 1 and me show up at GZ at about the same time (but we are not caching together), and cacher 1 finds it first I will not accept co-FTF (happened last week) I normally don't offer co-FTF, unless the other cacher is a friend or relative.
  23. 1) Find a cache on Feb 29th - done 2) Organize an event - done 3) Find a cache above 3000 m altitude; if possible above 3300 m 4) Add two more countries to our list of currently 11 5) Increase the sum of average Diff and Terrain up to 4.00 - currently at 3.97 6) Keep the number of Traditionals at less than 50 % of our finds - currently 48 % 7) More than 25 % of our finds should be Diff or Terrain 3 or higher - currently 28 % 8) Have 65 out of 81 combinations of the matrix - currently 61 9) Have fun
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