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Today's the day that the "special" TB will be dropped at a cache near you - if you feel the ground tremor, then you will know that it has just been dropped! :rolleyes:

 

I have managed to marshall a team of cachers with lifting equipment and backup medical crew to help me place the TB in its new home - Broken Beyond Repair! Be careful when you retrieve the TB - you might also be broken beyond repair!

 

Good luck!

Edited by Blackjack Bailey

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Ok all you Sandpitters, the deed is done! The esteemed TB is now resident in a KZN cache - GC1KTM3.Good luck to the brave cacher who retrieves it!

What no pictures on the cache page or TB page, thats just not cricket guys come on. ;):anibad:

Edited by batsgonemad and his squirrel

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Ok all you Sandpitters, the deed is done! The esteemed TB is now resident in a KZN cache - GC1KTM3.Good luck to the brave cacher who retrieves it!

What no pictures on the cache page or TB page, thats just not cricket guys come on. ;):anibad:

Oh no, we can't do that (yet, anyway), coz that would give away our secret method of getting it there!

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Brilliant!!! I giggled (manly-like) for a long time after looking at this bug's page. I love it... I'm going to set about picking it up...

 

A cacher tried to get it today but alas, his back-pack is now Broken Beyond Repair. (Pictures on the cache listing) Sorry Dilly:)

 

Nice one Fish eagle

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There's been a deathly silence in the Sandpit since Rhino and I dropped off the TB! C'mon, guys - it can't be that hard! :D

 

Besides, I'm dying to publish the pictures and videos we took, showing how we got it there, but I don't want to do it before someone picks the TB up, otherwise they'll use our method!

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The gauntlet has been thrown... Watch this space. Just re-inforcing my backpack.

This is the one TB, everyone in SA should try and move at least to one other cache. Take a few team members with. That TB gets mighty heavy after a while!

Its weight proportionally increases from the time it has left mother earth.

 

Have fun, and looking forward to your feedback.

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Dang it! Watch this space a little longer. Went out caching with Rhino and planned to at least check it out on the way back. Unfortunately I had an argument with my legs who refused to take me any further away from the car park than they had to!

 

As they were my only mode of transport, I had to do what they said! But... It's days are numbered :)

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It's days are numbered :blink:

 

Tee hee :blink: this is from a guy who has not see the TB yet - We will be selling tickets for this one! Watch this space.... I have a feeling the new location may not be any easyier! Looks like this one may become a perminate KZN resident! :)

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Surely Rhino could have carried you?

Yea sure and with my spare hand carry the TB as well...! :) If you gget yourself into a mess only only one way out.... hard graft!

Edited by Rhino and Hedgehog

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Stuart Happy birthday guy, hope you had a fab day. Catch you later :D:D:D:):anicute:;)

That was yesterday but "Happy Birthday buddy, hope you had a great day out"

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Yeah happy Birthday man. It's a sad state of affairs when I find out on a forum that it was your birthday.

 

As for being carried out of the gorge, we had a bit of a standing joke. I was lucky enough to have a spare log book and a geocoin on me, so push comes to shove, I roll off the path, Rhino takes my co-ords and somebody should be around in under 12 hours! :)

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Some say he speaks to dogs when he can't find a cache, some say he was given puzzles by his parents as a child, all we know is he is called Rhino and it was his birthday yesterday.

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Right, back to a certain bug...

The methods been devised, the equipment prepared, the route chosen and the destination decided.

 

I took a drive around today to decide where it was going, when I found the right cache I made sure I didn't sign the log, so I have some incentive to go back...

 

This time tomorrow the XXX TB should be resting in it's new hiding place. Either that or I'll be hidden and in my "final" resting place :blink:

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he is called Rhino and it was his birthday yesterday.

Thanks for all the well wishes for my birthday

Got out and about and enjoyed a day out doing what I love - thanks for the company!

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This time tomorrow the XXX TB should be resting in it's new hiding place.

 

Done. All the things I have to say about it are on the TB page and the cache logs.

 

It took about 4 hours to get from "Broken" to "Willow's Way". Although I did also place a cache inbetween.

 

It's gonna take a lot longer to recover :antenna:

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This time tomorrow the XXX TB should be resting in it's new hiding place.

It took about 4 hours to get from "Broken" to "Willow's Way".

 

Well done! That takes a huge effort :laughing: mad but Well done.

 

We do think though that Willow's Way may not have a visitor for a very long time now!

 

Secretly chuffed that they are both our caches though. :lol:

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Well done, Skyjuggler, on your immense feat! You have now earned your stripes...

 

Now that the bug has been removed from its first KZN cache, I can now publish the pictures and videos that Rhino and I took when we dropped it there.

 

This is how we did it: I pushed the wheelbarrow over 1km from the car-park to the chasm, then bagged it. We threw the rope across the chasm and then we hiked down the side of the gorge, along the bottom of the chasm (it was a bit scary, as the rock was poised on the ledge way above our heads) and then up the side of the gorge on the other side of the chasm!

 

 

We then tied the rope to a tree to anchor it and I stood on the rope to keep it steady. Then Rhino pulled the rock off the ledge so that it was hanging a few metres below the top of the chasm. Then we pulled on the rope to get the rock onto our side of the chasm! You can download the video of the operation here.

 

 

Then we de-bagged the rock and carried it over 50 metres to the edge of another sheer drop, above where the cache is hidden. We dropped the rock over the edge (about 10 metres) and it landed right on target! All I could smell afterwards was the smell of gunpowder (or flint) as the rock hit the other rocks on its way down! The second video (here) indicates the rocks's final resting place, while I start looking for the cache! It shows the serious terrain!

 

 

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It was the most fun I have had with a rock for a long time! :P

 

Oh and one more thing it is one very hard rock! Thought we may have 'broken it bejond repair' but it did more damage than it received, seriously! :)

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Man, I just looked at the pictures and my back began to protest! Then when I heard the dull thud of that %##@$%ing rock hit the cliff face, the fight or flight instinct kicked in. I'm not gonna lie... I choose flight ;)

 

Anyway, what's up with KZN? A little quiet this end of the world at the moment... Barring Dilly's new cache early this week, nothing else published?

 

May I whet your appetite with my new cache coming soon? I hope it's going to be Uber exciting. The cache location was inspired while hunting for another cache. I just have to finish the final build (have to learn to weld too) then we're good to go...

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Went on a blitz visit to natal this weekend and saw this amazing site of a tree growing out of the top of a chimney stack. I think it was near Stanger S29 22.77 E31 15.35

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Welcome DillyLama, If you check the Pinned forum “Welcome, Wishes to all the newbies” post #111 you will see that I welcomed you to geocaching when you started, and it seem that you only discovered the forum now. We hope to meet you soon at a cache.

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The tree is just across the river from Chief Luthuli's musem.

 

i have a feeling the stack is also related to some old sugar mill - like one of the first commercial operations in the area???

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:lol:

 

I contacted the web master, and he is looking into the problem.

 

PLEASE BE PATIENT

 

:)

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Funnily enough, I checked it out cos I needed it for a log...

 

It's back up and running this morning... Thanks Noddy

Edited by Skyjuggler

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Hey Sandpit dwellers, for those of you who like finding caches on mountains, im hopefully off to climb Ben Nevis at the end of June if all goes well. Now im sure its nothing like Cathedral peak its only 1343m asl, but im sure it wont be a walk in the park. The reason for going an event cache GC1EQ1C. If i do end up going ill post a few pictures here.

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climb Ben Nevis at the end of June if all goes well.

 

Bats don't fool yourselft it not a climb its a walk.... not quite in the park but you can take your dog - if you had one. :(

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I just fell into your sandpit...

 

batsgonemad - good luck climbing Ben Nevis - You know there's a topic about it on the UK Forum?

Extreme Events.

 

and I just saw the posts about the XXX-treme TB :laughing:

 

That is soooooo evil!

 

MrsB :)

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I just fell into your sandpit...

 

batsgonemad - good luck climbing Ben Nevis - You know there's a topic about it on the UK Forum?

Extreme Events.

 

and I just saw the posts about the XXX-treme TB :laughing:

 

That is soooooo evil!

 

MrsB :)

Id seen it but nothing exciting happening there though, im just hoping it does not rain

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Just a quick heads up to the Sandpitters (those who like climbing!) - I placed a new cache yesterday (The Boot). It took me 5 hours up and down - granted, I took a few wrong turns along the way.

 

I thought I should mention it here, as the cache is just over the KZN/Free State border, and most Sandpitters only check for new caches placed in KZN.

 

As an incentive - if the FTF cacher does not have Premium Membership, I will donate the first year's subscription to that cacher (currently USD30.00). If there is a joint FTF by non-premium cachers, the USD30.00 will have to be shared between them.

 

No hints for a FTF.

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Well done mr Bailey for placing this cache. I know it's been haunting you for a while. Now if a certain XXX TB could get up there I'd be REALLY impressed.

 

Nice idea for the FTF too.

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Just a quick heads up to the Sandpitters (those who like climbing!) - I placed a new cache yesterday (The Boot). It took me 5 hours up and down - granted, I took a few wrong turns along the way.

 

I thought I should mention it here, as the cache is just over the KZN/Free State border, and most Sandpitters only check for new caches placed in KZN.

 

As an incentive - if the FTF cacher does not have Premium Membership, I will donate the first year's subscription to that cacher (currently USD30.00). If there is a joint FTF by non-premium cachers, the USD30.00 will have to be shared between them.

 

No hints for a FTF.

 

...And the FTF honours go to Wazat! Well done Wayne - I just knew that you would rise to the challenge! <_<

 

Enjoy the benefits of Premium Membership - how you have managed without it so far is amazing.

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