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  1. Not sure this is going to work, even if I can see it, I'm not sure others can? Love the grainy effect my iphone3GS gave to these two photos, particularly the first one. Mark GL3ZCMX1 (hot summer sun on crops) My link GL3KEJZC (snow late in the year) My link
  2. You can get them in any supermarket, however I found the Sainsburys Pear, peach and pineapple was pretty good. Asda do not do the same combination (or at least my local asda did not) Mark
  3. Missed out on the last one, plans in place for this one. Please count me in.
  4. Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately the update was far too late (not your fault I'm sure). My PQ arrived at 9.42pm. Mad as I am, I was not about to start a day out caching at that time, so I have saved it for another day.
  5. Mine is still not showing as run, some 6 hours later. Groundspeak - can we actually have a meaningful update on this please every link seems to show the same update as 9am (UK time) this morning when I last checked. Thanks very much Mark
  6. Is there an update on this please? Can anybody tell me roughly how long is it taking to get a PQ through? Thanks very much Mark
  7. The only time I log into this forum is for this problem in the last few months, its shocking that its taken so long to track down and fix. Anyway for the record - Server: WEB13; Build: Web.HotFix_20120710.2
  8. Thanks - I didn't know about this either. Have bookmarked it. Interesting that the site is still very slow today and some of the pages are not loading or loading with minimal data - status says all OK?
  9. Im getting a runtime error, its been pretty poor performance for some weeks on and off, particularly bad on Sundays. Like back to the good old days again. Mark
  10. Is there a particular reason why the whole site (not just the slooow maps) is particular lacking in performance over the last week or two? Have a missed some update that's gone wrong?
  11. I seem to have a cupboard littered with old walking boots. Berhaus Storms - lasted 12 years, waterproofing and outerlayer finally cracked. Replaced with the following: Berhaus GTX - lasted 18 months then leaked. Salomon Quest (first pair) - lasted 24 months then leaked. Salomon Quest (2nd pair) - just started leaking 24 month (have put up with leaky boots for the last 5 months) After reading this thread which is full of great information Im still not that sure what make to go for next.... Might have to try on a few in the shops before deciding!
  12. Yes suddenly its taken 20 minutes per page for me. Time to do something else. Shame it was my last log to do.
  13. I had a blank DNF log the other day. That tells me nothing about the reason for DNF and as we know some cachers flag DNF's at the drop of a hat rather than following a sensible search of the correct area. I had no idea whether it was a quick look on passing, or a problem with the cache site, access issues or a 30 minutes figertip search of the whole double gate. Now I have had DNF's from two more experienced cachers with logs explaining the situation I have disabled the cache. If the original log had given some useful information I would immediately have disabled the cache and investigated.
  14. Ive done similar to some of the other replies on here. Ive taken scouts and explorer scouts out caching. Both times chosen cache rich areas that they know. With cubs I would set them some local ones around the scout site and pre programe the GPS. We did a rather good game last year with each leader taking a laminated letter (or picture puzzle if you like) and the explorers had to find the leaders in the dark and get the letters this gave them coordinates (we have 8 /9 old GPS units) for a final cache I had placed within the campsite with a bag of sweets for the winning team to share. Of course, its worth doing a prep talk beforehand on how sweets and other consumables should not normally be in publically available caches. Also the fun bit which got the enthusiasm going was when I was able to give them different size cache containers, TB's and coins to handle. Mark
  15. I was molested by Muddy legs and I won a pathtag in the raffle. Perhaps the icon should simply be 'the three founders' and be a gnome? Mark
  16. Mine have now been changed to be NCN prefixed. We need somebody that can overlay them on a cycle route map! Cheers Mark
  17. I agree, winter caching is better (As long as its not raining) but a good gale or frosty clear day cant be beaten. Good for photos as well. Mark
  18. I didn't know what HDR was until this weekend. Thanks for the visual and written explanation. Im going to look into this now. Although Im not one to alter any of my images, except creating a few B&W version. Mark
  19. I think I bought mine on ebay, only used one so far replacing one of your caches I adopted funnily enough. Mark
  20. I try to leave my very local ones in Bristol and Bath for the winter, or days when I just want to pop out for an hour or two. I tend to aim for the harder terrain ones in the summer. I did clear my 5 mile radius once but when I had done it I didnt bother to maintain it, the goal had been achieved. Now I also plan weekends away around the puzzle caches solved, events or special series that I want to do. Mark
  21. Lord Rasillon has a red telephone box series out in the Bristol bath area - called Cuba Mark
  22. Found this one on the way to Bagstone Bounty Bonus #1 - GC26844 Sombody at work said it looks like a painting because I took it on the iphone and its low res / grainy effect. I rather like that look but I wish I had taken my proper camera with me that day. GC26844
  23. Am I the only one shocked that Scout groups don't include a handheld GPS in their usual kit as a matter of course anyway? Or has Scouting changed that much since I were a lad? Tim, for many years cost was a problem for our explorer unit. We have recently sourced 6 yellow etrex GPS's for me to teach geocaching and for them to use for navigation in general. Ive set them up so the first screen that appears when they turn it on has all the information on it that they need to relay back to base if they get lost so we an pinpoint them. Sometimes they walk with a leader in tow and sometimes not depending on the terrain, experience and general weather conditions. Mark
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