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Lydford Locators

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  1. Please let us have a way of getting the lab caches onto our GPSs. We'd never managed to do them before someone showed us how to use GSAK to do it for us, it had been too confusing swapping back and forth between GPS and phone. ALs were something we could do at last, we spent about a month enjoying having ALs and caches on our GPS map together ... and then suddenly they were gone. This feels like a giant step backwards. :(
  2. A flooded Ironbridge Gorge, home of GC2JVYG Severn Gorge Earthcache ...
  3. Well little did we know that shortly after we set the theme for this competition the whole country would get smothered in snow, putting Spring and new life on hold for quite a while. Thank you everyone who took part in the competition. We loved the excellent frog photos but eventually decided that this month's winning photo should be the birds nest submitted by martin&lindabryn. Well done Martin and Linda, let's hope the weather is kinder to all the photographers in February.
  4. Thanks to The Blorenges for choosing our photo as the winner of the last Photo Competition, we've certainly never won a photo competition before and there were some excellent entries against us. Sorry for the delay in announcing the next subject matter - that'll teach us not to read the small print. Anyway with winter being a depressing time for so many people we thought that the January Competition would be an ideal time to look at the first signs of spring emerging and hopefully cheer us all up. Theme: New Life Good luck to everyone. The rules are: 1) The photo must be cache related and to do with a specific UK cache (any type including events), caching series or caching trip - please include a link to the cache or the GC.... code so we can see where the picture relates to. 2) Maximum of two photos per caching team or cacher. 3) A new thread is started each month, with the OP stating these rules. 4) The winner each month is decided by the winner from the previous month - the new winner starting the thread for the subsequent month. They may set a theme if they wish. 5) Follow the theme
  5. Right done my thinking, I'll be setting up a new post today but I'm dashing out the door right now, so here's advanced warning that the January photo competition theme will be "New Life". Sorry everyone who's been waiting such a looooong time for us to announce the theme.
  6. Ooops, sorry folks hadn't realised that it was our responsibility, just going for a think ....
  7. Wow, we won! :-) Thanks for voting for our photo - it makes up for the DNF we had there on such a very cold morning.
  8. 12/12/12 at GC3897C Church Micro 2285…Hungerford-St Lawrence
  9. 12/12/12 at GC3897C Church Micro 2285…Hungerford-St Lawrence
  10. Not as active as we once were? We're more active than ever, in six months we've posted more posts on our new forum than we ever did on our old forums, and we are organizing much more events now - already three this year, and the fourth is currently awaiting publication Please feel free to join the forum, we have several members from your area Yea, I agree with what the chatty Griff Grof says! Sorry.
  11. Although not as active as they once were, Cachewalker is a group of friendly cachers based mainly in Glos/Worcs/Warwicks. They have a forum here: http://cachewalker.createaforum.com/
  12. Don't be tempted to visit the River Thames at the source end unless you go prepared, it is lovely but can often be under several feet of water even in the summer. My link
  13. We've cached in Gosport twice now, both times we booked a hotel (for the 4 of us) and stayed for a couple of nights, we even managed to bring the grandparents with us once and they had a room too.
  14. I'll let you off the bad choice then!
  15. Call yourself a cacher! We always check out the local caches BEFORE we consider booking a holiday!
  16. I've found a cache in the past that was disabled at the time but hadn't been when I ran my PQ - I think I would have been disappointed if my inocent log had been deleted by the owner.
  17. Thanks Stanolli. Yes, I'm hosting a very informal pub event tomorrow from 5pm in West Swindon. We're a friendly lot so please do pop along for a chat if you're free; you can always pick up caching hints and tips, and even find an experienced caching buddy if you want one. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=f531dfc1-f1de-4706-9902-5d1304bc9347
  18. What are the GC numbers of the caches have you looked for? Maybe us more experienced cachers can explain where you're likely to be going wrong if we read the cache pages.
  19. We often stay at Holiday Inn Express. They charge per room and all four of us can get in one family room, and an unlimited breakfast is included - that's very handy if your children eat lots like ours. Make sure it's an Express to get the breakfast included. There's one at Walsall M6, Jct.10 which looks a handy place for a stop. It will probably about £45 (that's a guess) but that seems good as it includes the unlimted breakfast for all of you too.
  20. We had to give up using the Heatmap as it wouldn't work for us, when I spoke to the owner it turns out that we had too many finds for it to cope with - think it was about 7000 finds.
  21. Paul, considering this is in the school holidays, an earlier start time would be more child/family friendly.A fair point. I've been basing the time on the estimated 14 hours to walk the 26 miles (assuming a 6am start), but you're right, a 6pm (or earlier) start for food would make more sense for families. And hungry people. So long as there's still a good sized group there to wave and clap and whoop as the series walkers struggle in later on, there's no harm in starting it earlier. Thanks for the feedback. 6pm sounds ideal start time as the children/families of the walkers will be able to eat, socialise and wait for their intrepid folk to return. I'm sure if it's at a pub you'll have other cachers who'll gladly prop up the bar waiting for the slower walkers to return.
  22. Paul, considering this is in the school holidays, an earlier start time would be more child/family friendly.
  23. Just bought some more good quality, freezer safe and watertight clip lock boxes from Asda. Six boxes (1 x 4L, 1 x 1.1L, 1 x 550ml, 1 x 230ml, 2 x 200m) for the sale price of £4!
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