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Shanghai Joe

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  1. There are a couple of geocaching groups on Facebook that cover London and SW London in particular, If you're not a Facebooker I'd be happy to post it for you if you send on the details.
  2. Where in the South are you? in the South East, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and London all have their own groups on Facebook and many of the other counties do so as well. There are several other groups in the area as well, such as the League of Extraordinary Cachers (The LEC), puzzle cache groups etc.
  3. Have you tried posting on the local Facebook groups, you may get more responses over there.
  4. And then, of course, there are total Lunar eclipses. Maybe not as spectacular as total solar eclipses as the "lights don't go out" as much and they occur at inconvenient times but great viewing all the same. All about lunar eclipses
  5. Sad to hear but inevitable I guess. I was hoping to make a pilgrimage later this year and sign myself up to play the Pan Pipes
  6. If you are on Facebook you may have more luck posting in the Surrey and Sussex geocaching groups, there are several tree climbers in those groups.
  7. This happened to me recently, after trying different things I saw that my Geocaching Map Enhancement (GME) extension for Chrome was not at the latest revision level. I tried to update but for some reason it wouldn't work so then I first disabled and then deleted GME and downloaded the latest version. Now my hand behave itself properly.
  8. Was a theme set for this month (June 2015) ? I can't find a thread for it on the UK forums.
  9. If you leave the airport you will have to go through immigration, find a cache and then check in and go through security again. I'm afraid that 4 hours is simply just not enough to do all this.
  10. I have a similar issue with my iPad, if I tap a cache icon on the map page its hit or miss if the info block opens. My iPad is not in a case and this happens if it is next to the router or at the other end of Joe Mansions I've not found a solution yet.
  11. These are good if you get the right size, a film cannister will fit nicely inside. You can camouflage the outer container with tape. I've used both black and camo duct tape with some sucess.
  12. Interesting, what do you use the whips for?
  13. What a cracking job, the additions to distance measuring are really worthwhile. Do you fancy joining Microsoft and fixing Windoze? Edit - Just noticed that I don't get the cross hair cursor, do I need to do anything to get it?
  14. As KazumiSun says, trackables are fun but got get too upset if/when it goes missing. I dropped 3 into a cache in the US, 2 that I had kept for a while while I travelled and a new one I was just putting into its first cache. The two older TBs got picked up and logged but don't appear to have been moved on, the new one has not been heard of since.
  15. Does anyone know if there are any maps for Tenerife that are better than the standard Garmin offering. I would post on the Spanish forum but I don't hablar Español very well at all.
  16. From what I've seen on the FB page it appears that quite a few people are asking about puzzle caches outside of their area, presumably to learn how to solve them. I'm sometimes tempted myself, I sometimes (often!) look at a puzzle cache page and think it was written in encrypted Serbo-Croat by a blind drunk Russian using a Greek dictionary.
  17. Here in the US, where I've been exiled for a few months, it seems to be a little different to the UK. Out here some cachers routinely carry a replacement pot or 3, complete with log. They will use this to replace a missing cache generally after consulting the CO or someone who has found it in the past. It is also common to replace a sodden log, particularly on the long power trails that exist out here. I've done it myself, but I always keep the log and alert the CO either in my found it log or by email in case they want to retain it.
  18. I use the GC.com app on my IPad2, I should think it will work on a mini.
  19. I was working in Shanghai when I signed up, and Joe just seemed to fit. Otherwise my name is; Gareth
  20. In the right season I often leave packets of seeds, in dry caches only of course! I enjoy gardening and I like to think that these may give enjoyment to others.
  21. There is a Midlands group on Facebook. Midlands geocaching You might also find the Geocaching UK and GAGB groups interesting
  22. I've just spotted that Box.co.uk have a Groupon offer of an eTrex 30 for £129.99 instead of £179.99. As of now (9pm Sun 24th Feb, UK time) this offer has 27 hours to run. I've no idea if this is a good price or not, I'm quite happy with my Oregon 450
  23. There's a similar competition on another forum I use {yes, there are others!}. On that forum the theme of the competition is set by the previous months winner. At the end of the month the previous winner also selects his/her choice of entries for the rest of the group to vote on. It does help that the forum software allows users to set up polls, something that seems to be lacking on here.
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