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  1. I've collated the photos and I am creating a waypoint file for all the caches that are included. This has proved a little time consuming but it is great to see where the included caches actually are (were in some cases unfortunately). I have some gaps in the maps however: -I have no photos for North Wales -I have no photos for Northern Ireland -I have no photos for Leeds all the way North to Dumfries is empty, -I have no photos for Norfolk too. -The Highlands are also looking pretty sparce. There is some great scenery here! I an also lacking in Urban shots near caches too so if anybody has some good pic s they would really be appreciated. So far I have photos of 81 caches. I will produce the Cd when I get to 100. I have all the addresses of to contributors who have supplied them so they will recieve CDs as soon as I am done. Feel free to duplicate and use as cache gifts. Many thanks. Chris
  2. Thanks for all the submissions so far. Impressed with the quality so far. thanks chris
  3. I have a Summit and an eMap. I too have encountered the crazy speed and location too. I think what happens is that it receives some corrupt telemetry and then thinks you are travelling ultra fast between the bad fix and the correct fix. When I have had this happen it has always rectified itself though and it is only ever at power on. I have also had a corrupt screen on my eMap once or twice. As you suggested a 'reboot' fixes it. If this is happening often then it could point to a fault with your program memory. Think of a GPSr as a computer. Sometimes they will crash for no apparent reason. Garmins customer service is superb. I managed to smash the lcd in my Summit a year or so ago. The Summit was in Warranty but I admitted to dropping it and they swapped it no quibbles. I keep up-to-date with GPRs firmware releases from Garmin and in the later releases have not had any of these issues. I will always buy Garmin and I am totally satified with the product and the level of service. (I do not work for them by the way ;-) ) Chris
  4. For those of you who have not seen my screensavers a quick explanation: Periodically I collect photographs from fellow Geocachers and compile them into a Windows screensaver. This will be the fourth release of 'Hidden Treasure'. I do not charge any money for the screensaver and will even post it free of charge to contributors. Otherwise I will place it in caches as a swap with the expectation that the CDs will be moved on to another cache once the screensaver has been loaded. Here's what I'm looking for: - UK and Ireland caches only - Just views- no Pics of caching teams (although that may be the theme of a later screensaver) - Photos taken from April 04 onwards - Please label the images with <Cache waypoint><space><Cache Name>. for example 'GC1234 A Climb up a hill.jpg' - Please do not reduce the photos quality. I have broadband so I am happy to receive large files If you are a contributor I will be happy send you the end product by Email or post you a CD-ROM. If you want a CD-ROM I will need your Name and Address. Otherwise I will provide a download URL. thanks Chris
  5. Well you got there before me Well done# thanks Chris
  6. I know this is a bit after the fact but I read this article whilst in the waiting room for my Dentist in the UK. I was so disgusted with this poorly researched article that I sent them an Email: I was disappointed to read the disparaging comments you magazine made about Geocaching in your American Landscapes reefs in a prairie sea article. I found this quote particularly offensive ‘Although a treasure hunt may seem a nuisance at worst….’ I am sorry but in my opinion a paleontologist causes far more damage digging big holes everywhere than a small number of people pursuing a hobby that gets them to see places they would not otherwise visit. What’s more most fossil thefts are conducted by professional teams and not somebody looking for a box with a GPS receiver. My suggestion is that you would rather have people sitting on their backsides reading NG magazine and looking at the pretty pictures rather than going to see these places for themselves. Most geocachers are responsible and caring. Geocaching.com (The Geocaching website) has an ongoing trash collection campaign called ‘Cache in, trash out’ and many events are arranged with the purpose of collecting trash whilst Geocaching. Check www.Geocaching.com for more information. Your comments would be appreciated. That will be the last time I read a National Geographic magazine. Thanks Chris
  7. If you took a photo whilst visiting Roman Remains please taek a moment to take a look and identify yourself. Roman Remains Photos If you didn't take a look and have a good laugh!! Cheers Chris
  8. I have a few rules I go by with exchanges: 1- Never swap for the sake of it. If there is something you want then swap. 2- Always swap equal or better value. 3- If the cache is low leave a couple of items anyway to help top it up. 4- Don't swap an item with the intention of using it as a swap later. All this does is move the same old swaps from cache to cache. I am pretty sure I have seen items I have placed in caches in new caches I have found. I am not saying this is how I expect everybody to behave. It's just the way I do it. I would say I spend about £1 per swap but have some higer value stuff in my backpack just in case I find something good. I have been known to leave PC games in caches that I am done with these usually retail at £30 but they are of no real value to me 'cos I have completed them. It's not essential that a cache is well stocked but I think it is icing on the cake. I particularly like it when the cache has souvenir items. Lets face it a cache with a crumby logbook and a couple of plastic McToys is a little disappointing. As for high value items- It is not a good idea to leave high value stuff in an easy to find cache however I am going to leave a couple of 'Vouchers' in a cache I am going to place in the next week or so. All I will ask is that the team who claims them sends me an Email via geocaching.com after logging the find to claim the prize. It may be cash -say £5 or £10. Only one claim per team. This will mean I can verify they a legitmate team and not one of these malicious Geo-Muggles. Chris
  9. Sorry about the delay in getting back. I would be happy to create a Hidden Treasure IV screensaver. I will post a message asking for submissions soon. As usual I think I will ask for photos from Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Cornwall. I think photos from November 03 through to April 04 would be nice, capturing the bleak but beautiful Winter landscape. If you have submissions in the meantime please email them to me at chris@frankllin.fsbusiness.co.uk Thanks Chris
  10. Thanks Everyone. I have had some real experiences Geocaching and seen so many places locally and far away that I would have never had the opportunity to visit if I had not taking up this crazy pastime. Onwards and forward I will plod and hopefully get 400 soon (Not so soon as I would like). Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  11. As a UK acher I keep boots, Waterproofs a walking pole in the trunk (That is what you call it isn't it?) of my car. I have an IPAQ and a Bluetooth GPSr that never leaves my side. This is just an indication of how obsessed I am with Geocaching. You just need to look at the cache distrubtion in the UK to see there is one every few miles. Just imagine how frusrating it it is to pass them when you have not got time... Cheers Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  12. Oh dear. I sort of expected it would be only a matter of time before this sort of thing happened. Shame that the GAGB is not properly up and running as this sort of thing could/would fall into their remit to try to resolve. Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  13. Well done Steve. The next 100 will just sail by. Cheers Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  14. I'm free that weekend so pencil me in. Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  15. I cannot see the problem with Eckingtons actions here although the cache owner can delete any logs on their cache if they so desire. If a cache is archived due to somebody leaving the hobby then the archived caches have to be dealt with by somebody who has the abilty to delete these logs. Ok, there may be poeple who log caches without actually finding them but they are kidding themselves more than anybody else. The most enjoyable part of this hobby is the find in my opinion. There may be some of us who think the score it the most important thing but they are missing the point. It's similar to playing a computer game and using cheat to make it easier. In my opinion if an invalid log has been discovered then it should be removed. OK, we are never going to find all the incorrect logs but that does not mean we have to ignore the ones we find. I would also like to add that I do not blame the team who made the log. They probably spent good time finding the location and were frustrated that the cache was no longer there. I know I have had this happen on a number of occasions (but I hold with the idea no box or book = no find-Except if it is a virtual of course..). This sort of issue just highlights how important it is to check the cache description just before you embark on your trip to save disappointment- Do not rely on old printouts of cache pages. Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  16. In my opinion no box = no find (For normal and multis). If you find a smashed up cache you could justify logging it as a find. If the logbook is wet or missing then write a log entry on a piece of paper and leave it with the cache and inform the owner. Simple as that. Cache find entrys on lost caches are not valid. Who's to say the cache is not lost and you have failed to find it? Anyway that's my opinion on the matter and that's how I play the game. Cheers Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  17. Just a quick note to say I made my second (or third) excursion into Bucks today and was really impressed with the quality of the caches there. Special thanks to the Hornet for 'Pulpit Sermon' and of course how could I forget Dan and Pids efforts with the numerous high quality caches they have placed. Hats off to you Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  18. I dream of doing 600 caches... When I started this hobby in March 2002 I had this crazy ambition to complete all the caches in the UK. Now I realise it would be like trying to put out a forest fire with a teaspoon with the amount of spare time I have. I wish I did not have to work because I would very easily prove all the people outside of this hobby wrong who tell me I would soon become bored..... Anyway I digress- An outstanding achievement. I dare say there are more than a few of us who envy your score. Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  19. I know this seems to have sparked a good deal of curiousity but here's my opinion: The thing is we now have an approver who can protect their Geocaching Team identity in case there are bad feelings down the line. Lets face it if you get a cache rejected it is not the best feeling in the world. If you have an issue with the decisions of an anonymous cache approver you still have recourse the GC.com in the US. This approach saves the cachers team name being associated with cache approvals and any bad feelings from refused caches. dadgum good idea (In my opinion). Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  20. quote:Does that group have a purpose in life? Renegade Knight In answer to your question: Based on Julian Cope's epic guidebook of the same name, The Modern Antiquarian website is a community-based project that invites the user to add their own knowledge & experiences of the ancient sites of the UK & Ireland – distilled into the colour-coded categories of News, Images, Fieldnotes, Folklore, Miscellaneous, Weblinks & Nearby Facilities. Currently The Modern Antiquarian website carries information on over 2,500 megalithic sites with over 9,000 user contributions (including over 4,500 images). This was taken from their website and we should be batting from the same wicket as far as our respect for ancient monuments are concerned. Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  21. Well all this is new to me. I think these people do not understand what Gecoaching is about. Visiting interesting places that we would otherwise pass by is what it is really about. Although some caches are dubiously placed I think a majority are placed responsibly. I know some of the TMA members read this forum and would like to say that a broad spread of people are involved with this hobby. We are not a geeky bunch of lunchbox hunters. We get more out of the hobby than that and lets face it if that was all it was about we would soon get bored with it. More importantly Geocaching is getting teenagers and children interested in the outside world. If the next generation are not particularly interested in out ancient sites and more interested in their Playstation 2's then how are these sites going to fare in the future? I think if a TMA member feels they are not happy with a cache location they can by all means report it and it will probably be archived based on their objections if they are valid. Trashing them without informing us is likely to cause more damage to one of the areas they feel they have to protect as teams will search more thoroughly if they cannot find it (However a cache should never be placed in a location likely to cause damage to the ancient site). They may well have a point in some instances and confronting this group rather than cooperating is going to be counter productive. Perhaps a new forum should be started on this site to enable non-Geocachers to place objections to any caches they are unhappy with.... Over to you TMA Thanks Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  22. Happy Birthday AuntieMary. I think if that was me I would have hidden them under very dense tree cover and sat nearby with a can of lager and a smirk as you tried in vain to find them. What a cracking idea for a birthday present. Cheers Gassitude LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  23. I am certainly not jumping up and down with glee. I have met moss a couple of times, most recently at the HCC event. I do not know what this is about but I am going to poke about after this post. Moss you cannot let people get you down. Things are happening even though a minority of teams do not approve. I am pretty sure after I have discovered what is behind this I am not going to be happy. I would also encourage you to do what T&J did and just focus on the hobby and not the admin side of things. Kindest regards Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
  24. quote:Do you have Dashboard and Pelmar Wisbar support? Just vanilla PocketPC 2002 for now. I will try to put a picture up when I get a minute. Cheers Chris LASSITUDE- (noun) Tiredness and apathy: a state of weariness accompanied by listlessness or apathy[15th century. Via French from Latin lassitudo , from lassus 'weary'.]
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