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  1. Borrowdale is good for low level walks - the river from derwentwater down to grange is good, and beyond grange over castle crag there are plenty of caches.

    Walks through the woods on the cat bells side of the lake can be combined with the lake ferry if you want to shorten your route.

    Watendlath is also well worth a visit: good tea shop and several possible caching routes.

    Pictionary is fun. It's mainly on the old railway line to the east of Keswick.

    You may want to consider hiring a canoe (they do them at portinscale) and going out to St Herbert's island cache. There is a couple of other lakeside caches you can do at the same time.

    Hope you have a good time


    Did most of these caches in June and enjoyed them all. Did not get to St Herberts Island though as we did not have to time (or strength :D ) after 30 miles walking and 30 + caches in 3 days. The views were fantastic as well - how I envy you ..... :D

  2. Did five caches in and around Maspalomas back in May. I did three of them by bike !!


    GC10499 - Las Dunas - fun and interesting - watch out for the nudists

    GC17NCC- Earthcache G.C. First EarthCache: Dunas de Maspalomas - Earthcache

    GCQ2FA - Traditional Cache Top of San Agustin - nice views

    GC1E2D - Traditional Cache E.M.C. (Emergency Micro Cache) - urban cache - not sure about parking nearby

    GC51BA - Rock Around - inland and uphill - great views but check for parking.


    enjoy :unsure:

  3. I did a new puzzle cache yesterday that had a log book but no stash sheet and it also included a stack of business cards for the 'business' the puzzle clue was based. :anibad:


    I told the owner of his stash sheet ommission and that he should remove the business cards.


    It turns out he is the 'Managing Director' for the business involved. He is a newbie with 8 finds.


    At least I know he had permission to plant the cache .... it was on the edge of 'his' property :rolleyes:

  4. A week or so ago I requested a PQ of the Lake District on a Wed and Thur (as I was going up on the Friday) 5 days in advance. I got the Wed one about midday but never recieved the Thursday one in time.


    I later discovered it arrived at about midnight after I had gone to bed. Too late.

  5. I had a problem with my Legend last year. It was a known problem with the unit with the cursor button.


    I sent it back for repair and all they could offer me was a brand new replacement for £56.00. - it was only 2 years old. :D


    I took the offer as it was half the street price.


    I have no idea what criterea they use to decide who gets the free ones ??? :D

  6. My original quote used to start this discussion was not a dig against micros as such but a moan about one line listings, as others have said I have too done a few excellent micros.


    However there is a lot of anti-micro cachers out there and there have been a few than have annoyed me... such as a nice multi stage cache that ends with a micro in a wood. There can be a perfectly good hiding place 20 feet away that would support a larger container.


    I will do all caches in my area as it removes them from my nearest cache list. Although on the odd occasion that has been the only reason to do them.


    I dont like writing negative comments about caches as something I dislike may be someones like. I have made the odd suggestion from time to time when I think its appropriate.


    I believe that micros have a place in caching but mainly in urban areas not the countryside. The size of cache should be appropriate to the supporting area. Most countryside locations can support a reasonable sized cache.


    Some owners claim to prefer micros as they are easy to maintain - if lost its no great loss. Yes - its a game and everyone plays it their own way.

  7. This is not a dig at our poor overworked Deceangi as I noticed a while back when there was 3 reviewers and it may have been discussed before.


    A while ago when caches were created you were asked to add additional waypoints such as multi stages, parking and trailheads.


    Is it me or have they declined in use ?


    It would be nice if the bare minimum was at least a parking spot (if feasable). Its OK if the caches are local to me but when they are miles away I have no idea where a good spot is when planning a caching day out. I try to use Google Earth to see (if possible) where I can park which is not always easy.


    What do others think ? <_<

  8. I like to read the listings as (as others have said) it can give you further information about the cache/area etc. Its nice to see a bit of history behind a cache location or stunning view.


    I have come to dislike the caches with one line listings like "Micro cache with log - bring your own pen". Why would I visit the spot other than to bump up my numbers, is there nothing of interest in the vacinity.

    A few of these have led to totally naff locations where the only reason to put a cache there was a tree/wall with a hole in it.


    IMHO - a good listing raisies the hunters expectations and makes it worth looking forward to.


    Mind you there are also the odd one or two with a great listing but the location turns out to be less than expected.


    ... swings and roundabouts.



  9. Is there a problem with GCUK? I've been getting this sort of error fro the past day now:

    Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections in /home/geocache/public_html/stats/connect.php on line 25

    I cannot connect to the database.


    Likewise and same question?


    same here ? :)

  10. One of mine is a mile walk 'for the serious cacher' as I put it... gets a reasonable find rate - mormally about once a month or so.


    There is another near me that is a 4 mile multi - 4 miles there and 4 miles back - I'm just waiting for a decent sunny day to do it and enjoy the walk. :P


    Last year me and a cacher friend went to the peak district with the plan to enjoy a good walk but pick up as many caches along the way. We did a 12 mile with 8 caches and then next day an 8 mile with 6 caches. We thoroughly enjoyed both aspects of the walks. :P


    As far as how far would I walk for a find - it would depend on location and what is possibly at the other end (interesting location etc.) I would be less likely to go for a long walk if all there was at the end was a micro !! :)



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