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Jango & Boba Fett

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  1. Just thought I let you know that I recieved an email tonight with the solution to Quatermass Returns to School. I await the FTF post with baited breath. Chae
  2. Like Mrs B I started au naturel and then spent £40 on eBay for a very basic GPSr which still works (as long as it dosen't get too moist). Did know of one pair of Norfolk Cachers who were attempting all their caches without a GPSr and refered to it as naked geocaching. The caches which get me are the ones that are impossible to find with a GPSr but which are very easy to find a week latter with no GPSr; what is that all about.
  3. Having placed a tiny silica gel bag in the micro baggie I'm now in a quandry as to well its better to accept that a little moisture may be the preferable evil.
  4. Not really a moan, rather an observation. I have one particular micro which can survive the bleakest winter storms bone dry, but come the warm weather and invariably it becomes damp inside. The log is a inside a mini resealable baggie inside a 35mm film canister in a semi sheltered position. Why does this happen. Part of the problem seems to be related to swap fans, or is it. There is no space in the container for swaps but invariably when it is dry there are no swaps, but when it is damp/moist/soggy someone will have slipped in a small coin, beautifully crafted crocheted mini toilet roll holder just big enough to fit inside, tiny cloth flowers, ... Some of these microswaps have obviously been created with great care and attention, lavished with love indeed. Am I just turning into an old git to thik that these swaps are at the root of my problem or is it all coincidence and I should find better things to worry about?
  5. Well done Kev (Team Balders), though I am sure I could find a replacement bottle for JackieC if I hunt hard enough. Missed all the excitement as i was out in Iceland at the time. Oh yes and on of the non GC caches has gone walkies, though I think I may know how to retrieve it.
  6. This cache can't be that hard otherwise it would not have taken the Thunderbird30 and HighlandNick only 48 hours to find it.
  7. DING !!! Merkland Street is indeed an abandoned Subway station in Glasgow
  8. We have several of these sheep, mostly looking wistfully out to sea, on the Isle of Arran:
  9. OK then what do Aldwych and Down Street (both in London) and Merkland Street in Glasgow have in common? - Jango shuffles off to find an anorak
  10. As both the US and British Virgin Isles are cojoined they drive on the right but using left hand drive cars! OK so what about the Democratic Republic of the Congo where they drive on the left but mostly using right hand drive cars.
  11. As both the US and British Virgin Isles are cojoined they drive on the right but using left hand drive cars!
  12. I'll just jumper to it - though in fact that's the Irish Arran not the Scottish one. But your idea does remind me of a great series down in Shropshire - Team maddie Uk's Zodiac Series.
  13. Having moved to an island off the west coast of Scotland almost a year ago I've had to discover the art of placing simple traditional caches which are fun to find but can not be classed as trail trash. However, my thoughts keep straying back to cryptic puzzles and long distance mountain multis. So I'm appealing for some suggestions for some simple fun series which might like to have their franchise extended to the Isle of Arran. There are already some series caches on Arran including: Cromscout's Off Yer Trolley! - a chance to do some CITO thunderbird30's Water of Life - a tastey wee drap! J33P KN's ROC & AA Posts - for Cold War fans J33P KN's Lunga Micro Series - courtesy of Ken's breeder cache on the Craignish Penisula Big Rab's Good to Talk - for the telephonically challenged With a complete lack of Motorways for any Mayhem, and not enough visitors for a Geo-Post Box I thought I'd see if there any fun franchise series that I've so far not managed to spot. Any ideas gratefully recieved.
  14. Didn't the Count have some kind of female nemisis who always counted down; while the Count counts up. So may be we're looking for an upside down cake.
  15. Yes Arran Aromatics is still there (had a Latte with extra shot and a piece of chocolate cake there this afternoon), however the mobile reception is much the same as it was 6 years ago. You can get good signal from the tops of some of the higher peaks, but often when you try to use it to make a call it dosen't want to play ball. Best plan is to carry phones for at least 3 networks and hope that one of them will get through. Mind you wap.geocaching.com works very well on neighbouring Bute. Walking back from dinner at the Lochranza Hotel just now I noticed that the signal strength appears to go up and down as you walk southeastward, so very ocasionally you get 5 bars but more frequently 2 or no signal at all - seems suspiciously like some sort of interference pattern?
  16. Best plan is to pop into your local Forestry Commision office and talk to the local forester. I have found mine very helpfull especially at suggesting areas that would be good to encourage folks to visit and also highlighting areas that are going to have extensive forestry opperations and therefore might not be so good. Also certain areas may be covered by other regulations such as Natura 2000 where you will not get permision to place a cache if it conflicts with the over riding ecological objectives. Once you have done that you can go forth and plan your cache.
  17. There are 16 McDonald families on the island, buth whether any of them have internet acces I don't know. Mobile phone signal is only really available on the east coast south of Sannox and at certain spots along the west coast. As well as the Auchrannie there is internet access at the Library in Brodick where it is possible to get temporary membership so that you can use the internet.
  18. Living on an island where it costs £50 just to get off for the day to go caching I love Puzzle Caches, and indeed a third of the caches I've set are puzzles. The fact that some puzzles take a long time to solve just adds to the enjoyment, particularly on rainy evenings. My personal favourite are the feindish ones where there is some kind of cryptic puzzle to be solved but the final location can only be deduced once you visit the physical location. Visual puns are also a treat, though I can't really give any examples as that would spoil the fun for those that follow. Having worked in Dorset for the Autumn of 2006 I realy enjoyed all the puzzle caches, particularly those set by Achos, even if I still have not found all the physical caches yet. I can appreciate that those that want to clear their county/local area may get infuriated by unsolved puzzles, but they could try teaming up with some other local cachers who are having more success finding unknown caches.
  19. The good thing about British spiders is that only about half a dozen of them have fangs that are long/strong enough to pierce our skin and in all cases they need a lot of provication before they will actually bite. I did come across a beautiful Dysdera crocata (woodlouse spider) which was trapped inside the cache container at JJ's Cache in Norfolk last year; they are a wonderful rose pink colour with whitish abdomens. This particular specimen ran across my hand then off into the leaf litter in search of woodlice. The large house spiders that lurk in sinks at the moment are all males which have crawled up the plug hole in search of a mate, while the larger females are probably hiding in the crawl space under your house and certainly not in any geocache. Even the spectacular wasp spiders (Argiope bruennichi), which I frequently saw in the grasslands of Dorset last year never caused me any problems. Anyway just to chear you all up I should point out that a typical square metre of English grassland contains between 250 and 500 individual spiders and that the spider population of the UK eats the weight of the human population of the UK in insects each year!
  20. Mainly because Essex was part of the Kingdom of East Anglia which had its cultural and administrative centre in southeast Suffolk/northeast Essex. If that's not a good enough reason then linguistically the dialect of the Tendring Hundred is East Anglian. As the ole shepard say afta he hit his head a'going in the door o his shed: Oh my hut, I hully hut my hid on my hut!
  21. I have set two caches where there is a stage/final location within 161 metres of an existing cache. In both instances the themes of the cache lended themselves to the chosen location and there was some kind of barrier between the existing and new cache. Being able able to use the notes to reviewer on the cache submission page was very useful in allowing a discussion about the chosen location. In one instance it allowed me to point out which side of a river gorge the cacher should be for the existing cache as several previous searchers appeared to have carried out a hazardous river crossing having found themselves on the wrong bank. As for the issues of older multi/puzzle caches I have been slowly working through mine and adding in the additional waypoints, which is also a good place to hide notes to myself so that I can give cryptic responses to questioning emails from those who have been seeking the caches. Top marks to our amazing triumvirate and the the great job they do interpreting the guidlines.
  22. Virtuals and reverse virtuals are alive and kicking on two other listings sites should you wish to do them. I rather enjoy reverse virtuals as it is fun comparing what others have found around the world and am only sorry that we took up caching too late to enjoy this aspect on GC.com too.
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