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  1. Birdie's Peach Jar Challenge 2 http://www.kammneves.co.uk/bpjc2/ Here we go - details of the challenge are linked above. My very grateful thanks to the companies who've sponsored prizes - it really is very much appreciated. Any questions either on here, or via my caching profile. Please copy details to other forums, Facebook groups etc. Have fun and enjoy the Peaches!
  2. Birdie's Peach Jar Challenge 2 Here we go - details of the challenge are linked above. My very grateful thanks to the companies who've sponsored prizes - it really is very much appreciated. Any questions either on here, or via my caching profile. Please copy details to other forums, Facebook groups etc. Have fun and enjoy the Peaches!
  3. Some of the older cachers may well remember that back in 2009, I organised the Birdie's Peach Jar Challenge - in which cachers were asked to hide a cache - and prizes were awarded in two categories. This year after several requests, I've decided to organise another Peach Jar Challenge in a similar, yet oddly different, vein. This time, all categories will be based on a "Fun Score" and whilst getting 1000s of visitors will be an advantage - those living in more rural bits of the UK will also be with an equal chance of winning. Further details will be published shortly, in brief, The competition period will run between Xmas day this year and the following years Mega Event. I'm hoping to have an International Category this year. I've set up an online voting system in which Cachers who have done any of the Competition caches can vote on "How much Fun" they were - giving a score between 1 and 10. I intend awarding the following prizes: Caches must have at least 20 visits to be awarded a prize. UK Highest Total Score - So a good cache with lots of Visitors should win this. UK Highest Average Score - So caches in less populated parts have a chance to win. UK Highest Total Score - None UK. Cacher with most BPJC finds - so finders are in with a chance of winning something! If any local caching groups would like to sponsor their own category - then please give me a shout and I'd be delighted to add them in to the list. If any caching equipment/coin/tag/anything nice suppliers would like to sponsor a category (i.e. donate a prize) then I'd really love to hear from you. --- 2009 Forum Post here - http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=224636&st=0entry3977252 2009 Entries here - http://www.kammneves.co.uk/bpjc/ ---
  4. I've heard rumours of a forthcoming set of caches at Heligan...
  5. I love Cornwall too and go there quite a bit... I enjoyed the Tintagel Wherigio as well as the Boscastle one - Nice Tea Rooms available near both ;0)
  6. Noo - you have to camp at Henry's campsite... at the Lizard.. it's brill!
  7. I'm puzzled. A road goes pretty much all the way there? Well you have to walk the final few hundred yards to the very pointy end...
  8. There never were that many UK geocoin designers/producers. You'll find examples of their coins within this thread. I think there's been quite a slump in the geocoin production over the last year or so, not just in UK but also with US geocoins too. There are not nearly so many new geocoins appearing over on the Geocoin Discussion forum as there were 3 or 4 years ago. IMHO MrsB I should check again, but the Dollar/Pound rate wasn't proving helpful last time I looked and coins were amazingly more expensive than in 2007/2008 when I last produced a Cornish Coin. Coins we sold for £4.50 back then would have to sell at double that now...
  9. I've always thought of "Powertrails" as a different sort of sport to more "Normal" geocaching, it's more about the challenge of the distance.. rather than a leisurely wander around a selection of carefully chosen caches. I have to say I really enjoyed doing the Way Down West Series of 104 (At the time) - 18 Miles in a day, with a good friend and his dog, it certainly is one of my most memorable caching days out. It is way different to my early caching days when finding 2 or 3 in a day was a great day out! Anyway - I do hope cachers will enjoy the 21 mile - 122 cache trail - put out by a gang of Cornish Cachers (But hidden under the name of "The Choughly Saint") that will appear sometime this year in the sunny Cornwall area! I'm pretty sure no other powertrail will feature, Beaches/Tors/Moors/Woods/Peaceful country lanes/Pubs/Shops/Churches/Small Seaside towns on the way round... Birdie
  10. Say 'ello to all the Lemurs for me... one day I'll get there...
  11. Totally understand your issues - but isn't it only a problem because you're playing a "game within a game", I could have very valid reasons to change the size of my cache. I've changed D and T ratings as cachers have commented on the original ones I gave, so why should we leave them the same - so you can fill in some arbitrary grid of ratings? *Stands back and hides*
  12. Oddly - I was in Blacks in Buckingham Palace Road today - they had genuine Garmin PC Serial to GPS cables reduced from £27 to £5.... if you have an old Etrex - might be useful..
  13. Back in the day, when I worked at a large Scout Campsite in Essex... We had a visit from "The Hour a Week Club" from Sheffield Scout Leaders I believe... So called as that's how they were conned into volunteering!
  14. Cornwall and Devon Links. There's a selection of groups on the web in Cornwall and Devon - brief Details below... Cornwall Geocachers Facebook Group South West UK Geocachers Facebook Group Westcountry Caching Blog The Kernow Kachers Website Cornwall Cachers Forum - Somewhat out of date, but I'll tidy it up soonish. Devon Geocachers Forum The Devon Facebook groups seem to be defunct - could someone please correct me if that's untrue.
  15. Why do you keep changing your Caching name MrsB?
  16. I normally go with date followed by name... my name changing depending on the size of the log and my mood at a the time, currently I normally sign as "Birdie" though if feeling formal or it's a nice big hardback logbook I go with "Birdman-of-Liskatraz" Talking of pens, this model has some very interesting Amazon reviews, well worth a read... I'm a fan though of a very fine tipped Rotring job..
  17. Not full-time Devon at the moment so I'll pass, but was there something about the existing Devon forum you didn't like? Other than no-one seems interested during the last two years... Maybe with this bit of publicity, things might start to take off in the forums? To be honest.. much of the Cornwall/Devon caching chat moved on to Facebook..
  18. When some of those evil Puzzle cache setters use some weird code to encipher the coordinates, you may just find this program to be very useful. It's opensource and free by the way, so well worth a try... CrypTool 2
  19. There's a few nice ones at Pentire Head on the outskirts of Newquay. I've not done many but any of the ones up the North coast path are likely to have dramatic views. If you can get up towards Padstow then the Finding Nemo series is challenging (and hence why I've not found them!) Finding Nemo Wadebridge way - there's loads along the Camel Trail (great on bikes) and there's two nice series in some woods nearby. Woodland Caches If you want to get away from the crowds, then Bodmin Moors worth a look, there's a range of caches to do, including my "Rocky Horror" series - but why not just search around Cornwalls Highpoint - Brown Willy... Cornwalls Highpoint cache and you should be in the vicinity of Liskeard, you may like to try my "Just another Pointless Micro" series, which has gained some interesting logs... JAPM Series and finally, I have a way out of date Bookmark list for visitors... Bookmark of Cornish Caches for visitors
  20. Somerset is in Southern England.. not the South West... Only according to the bizzare map of regions drawn up for Geocaching.com. What's a Supermare? But presumably the bizzare map is whats used to decide Regions for Mega events?
  21. Somerset is in Southern England.. not the South West...
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