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  1. Maybe we can track down cachers in the UK and US who have worked with their respective agencies to see if we can proactively provide SANParks with a policy which marries the current Groundspeak guidelines with a SANParks policy? We should not need to reinvent the wheel.
  2. Apart from the price, the Monterra actually looks like my ideal device. I have always wanted an Oregon which can connect via wifi to pull down new GPXs etc. With the Monterra on top of Android it could allow for some very interesting applications. Certainly a very handy device to have whilst abroad and I think the wifi won't be proprietary but it will act as a standard IP device.
  3. paddawan


    Thanks! Nope, I think still too far off.
  4. Ok, I may be guilty of bumping an old thread but here goes...... A slightly different approach. Here is a great log that I received recently. A virtual prize for guessing who wrote it (no cheating now by looking it up or mentioning who it is if you have read it already). I knew a man once who sort of understood this whole Galaxy and Milky Way Business. He wrote a book about it, seriously he did, but people did not take it serious at all. Poor old Mr. Adams didn't flog many copies of his trilogy (consisting of five books). Only about 15 million or so. Anyway, this is what he had to say about Space, the Universe, fish and stuff... "Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think iPhones are a pretty neat idea." One thing that he was very adamant about was that you should always carry a towel with you, for it is by far the most massively useful thing that an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Not that that has anything to do with the number 42. Nothing at all. So after returning from a recent trip to the cold moons of Jaglan Beta I found myself trapped in a nano cache here on your planet. But it did not seem entirely uncomfortable in there, so I kept myself busy with singing old Tom Jones songs until I deliberately and concisely lost my mind. I vaguely remember signing my name on a log book the size of a double pecker bus. After about a week I decided that I was about to get bored in there and duly left through the front door of the cache, towel under my arm, and off I strolled into the direction of the brilliant marble sanded beaches of Santraginus V. I think I need to go and lie down for a while. My mind feels like the effect of which is like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick. So long, and thanks for all the fish, I mean, favourites, I mean caches, I mean.... Uh... I need to go and lie down, I think... A second prize of a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster exists if you can translate..... Certainly beats a 'TFTC'.
  5. If possible Saturday for me please.
  6. 8/9 December or 15/16 December. (??) Any weekend is good for us - except 2/12/12 15/16 please if one can hold out that long
  7. I hope that's a joke Doc? Nope Has 'Doc crossed over to the dark side?
  8. Frodo's Journey can be accessed via India Venster or for added excitement thrown in with Traverse . . . . Reverse, Kloof Corner Medium and Difficult. I would be happy to do Mines of Moria as a separate trip if guidance required. By November the caves would be drying out nicely. Paddy
  9. Great. See you there. Looking forward to it.
  10. Thanks very much. Been great fun! Now to complete the logging.
  11. I was thinking exactly the same thing (great minds?). Sunday would be fantastic if possible.
  12. Would anyone be keen and available to D®ive the bus at Miracle Waters this coming Saturday (26th May)? I am desperately looking for a dive buddy and hoping that the water is not too cold. Thanks in advance, Patrick
  13. At times it felt as if I was climbing with a couple of tahrs.
  14. Orpheus is always a winner and as you mentioned the KB Caves are great. Scramble-wise - one can't beat Spring Buttress but I would suggest an early start. Not sure the weather is playing ball for top of the mountain stuff.
  15. Watch out if you are taking photos in the TMNP. Clamp down on taking of personal photos ! Bit of a bizarre world we live in....
  16. Perfect, I am good to go. Adrian will not be joining unfortunately (prior commitments).
  17. I would love to join in for the sequel. Nov 5/6 is good for me.
  18. Think those are the remains of the old processing plant for the tin mine.
  19. Would be awesome if we could do it! All of them are right up at the top of my to-do list before I leave at the end of the year. Anyone with any experience want to comment on the feasbility of something like that? Am away 17th/18th September as well as 3rd/4th [:|]. Dungeon tour? Certainly doable, but will be a killer on the knees - padding required. I do not think you would want to do it if it is too wet. If it is wet it would also make CMR a bit more interesting.
  20. I must admit, the road was a bit worse than I remembered and although one may have been able to bypass a couple of the nasty stages it was definitely high-clearance 4x4 country. I am still limping around after the two-wheeler incident, but great fun was had by all.
  21. NO WAYS! How on earth could you do that to poor ROTSIP?
  22. I was wondering if this tread was still alive, as I was thinking about commenting on some fantastic logs I received on GC30750. Great to get such brilliantly creative narratives. It certainly makes for some truly entertaining reading. Thanks for all the effort on the logs (sure beats a T.F.T.C). Congratulations again on the FTF.
  23. I did not find it too challenging. Most of the roads are logging tracks. Certainly nothing like Matroosberg. Do not know the CR-V, but definitely a Freelander would cope.
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