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Thanks Neville....

 

It was sort of easy without it. I was always one the ball and eyeing out the caches regularly... But lets see what benefits I can reap from the membership.... Whooooo.

 

The Cache was not as hard as I had expected. And when you did it in 2.5 hours I expected the same. But at just under two hours I managed to surprise myself. And I managed this with a ankle I twisted the day before. And still almost a week later it is pretty tender. Ouch.

 

I looked at the mountain again today from my cache at Sterkfontein view and with a smile, congratulated my efforts to get to the top. It is by no means an easy hike but also not a mountain like one would find in the berg... But every step is worth the effort. The views are stunning and it rates amongst my favorites.

 

Thanks Neville for the cache, the view and the FTF prize....

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:D

 

CHALLENGE

 

Geocaching Spring Growth

 

With spring just 2 months away, I challenge everyone to place and release 5 caches, in the Sandpit, on the 5th September 2009. I will arrange with the reviewer to release them simultaneously at a predetermined time (which will be advised in advance). Everyone rising to the challenge with go into a draw to win a geocoin.

 

What will Spring bring?

 

:)

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Now THAT sounds like fun.

 

I've been sitting on a cache idea that I was going to put out before my trip to the Kalahari next week. Was going to be tight, now it'll be saved until the return.

 

Wazat, I believe you've thrown down the gaunlet... Mine's a bit of a stinker too... "340 degrees"

 

Now to find 4 more... :drama:

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Hi all

 

I intro'ed a new team in your area called Bad Ballie.

 

Make them feel welcome. Thank you to Sky Juggler and others I was recieving your mails untill they activated their own and forwarded them on so if you did not get an imediate response you know why.

 

BTW Sky Juggler I did my Radio Licence with you guys in 1999 and am now stationed in the GT area.

 

Regards

 

GS.

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Some of you have seen the XXX tb FROM fISH eAGLE. Have a look at this TB that has been around for awhile also, same kind of idea, but different.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB154Z6

 

Basically the Tb is a bike that is padlocked close to the cache, the key is then put into the cache for the next finder, who picks it up and cycles it to the next cache. Thought it was a great idea for a TB just like the XXX

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Some of you have seen the XXX tb FROM fISH eAGLE. Have a look at this TB that has been around for awhile also, same kind of idea, but different.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?tracker=TB154Z6

 

Basically the Tb is a bike that is padlocked close to the cache, the key is then put into the cache for the next finder, who picks it up and cycles it to the next cache. Thought it was a great idea for a TB just like the XXX

 

Brilliant idea for a TB - just not sure how long something like that would last in SA though! :ph34r::(:D

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Hey Mr DDM & Raider here is the cache you did not find :D:( GC1MJ0M

 

We probably drove right past you at some stage in Scotland cause we were driving pretty much the same route but in the opp direction

 

HAHAHAHAHA

 

It's actually Dr DM & Mr Raider :ph34r:

 

I remember that one was next to a very busy road... Searched all over on the road side, but with a 5min limit we set, we could not find it :-( Was not going to climb over the fence into the cow dung...

 

You win some, you loose some.

 

Will have to go back and take a pic for you :-)

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DRDM & Raider Posted Today, 08:04 AM

 

We will take up the challenge!

 

But that does not mean we going to put a pause on new caches until then...

 

Hey, it's not allowed to place caches while I'm away... 1300kms for a first to find is a little rough... :(:D

 

(I know, I know, no commitment!!)

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Oh so many places so little time...

 

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I can see two of mine in that picture already.... now just to publish them.... (Hope they are still there as I placed them months ago... LoL). Oh by the way none are under the white stuff in the far distance at the top of the picture.... mmm (Ponders)......

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Anyone have any feedback on the planned caches at Empisini Reserve near umkomaas? Emvelo Wildlife were apparently planning a series of caches here.

I have tried to contact them through geocaching, but had no replies up to date. No caches have been published in that reserve so far.

I also tried to contact them from a mail I got after they disabled my original cache.

 

Also no reply.

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Just got word back from Empisini.

 

they have been building a bridge to a bird hide and are still on track for placing the caches (perhaps only 2 now)?

 

These will be done when the construction is completed.

 

I've contacted them just after the removed the cache and offered to help with the placement. A lady contacted me and said they will let me know when and would like some help. So I'm waiting to hear from them...

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How is everybody going with their 5 cache placements?

So far I've placed one, have one ready to go; and my third, I have to place the cache and work on the puzzle. Hoping to find another three spots to make it 6.

 

Noddy: When will the caches be published. Can we expect the KZN cachers to be up and staring at their computers at the stroke of midnight? Or something a little more humane?

 

Next, when should we submit our caches for publication? I assume then we should add a comment to the reviewer, something along the lines of, "For the uber-KZN-cache explosion on the 5th"?

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How is everybody going with their 5 cache placements?

So far I've placed one, have one ready to go; and my third, I have to place the cache and work on the puzzle. Hoping to find another three spots to make it 6.

 

Noddy: When will the caches be published. Can we expect the KZN cachers to be up and staring at their computers at the stroke of midnight? Or something a little more humane?

 

Next, when should we submit our caches for publication? I assume then we should add a comment to the reviewer, something along the lines of, "For the uber-KZN-cache explosion on the 5th"?

 

I'm also curious as to how they will get published. Do we send Fisheagle a list of GC numbers of the reviewed caches or how does it work?

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We have three caches that we run through Fish Eagle, and have two ready for publishing, and another two we are waiting the property owners permission. Do your normal cache publishing, and give FE a note that the cache forms part of the challenge. He will check it out and disable it. See the notes I have received back.

 

“Your cache looks great, and it's ready to publish.

When you're ready for publication, just enable it or tick the little box "yes, this cache is active...." on the edit page.

 

Location: Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Fish Eagle temporarily disabled XXXXXXXXX (Not Published) (XXXXX Cache) at 8/4/2009

 

Log Date: 8/4/2009

Looks good - really interesting location!!

Reviewed, ready to publish, and bookmarked for 5 Sept”

 

Now what is my login password, mmmmmmm

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:D

 

CHALLENGE

 

Geocaching Spring Growth Update

 

As already mentioned. All caches should be pre-approved by Fish Eagle, by sending him an email with the GC number, indicating that the cache is for the KZN Spring Growth Challenge. He will post a note on the cache, reminding him of the status. Then on the night before you will need to activate the cache (tick the box indicating that it is ready for publishing). As you can see below sunrise is at 06h00. I will therefore ask him to activate all caches at 05h00. This will hopefully release about 50 caches into KZN, giving most a chance for a FTF or more. I will try and set up a event for a week later to hand out the prize and see how many of the caches have been found. All extra caches will be highly appreciated!!!

 

Remember for every 5 caches placed you get an entry into the draw for a geocoin.

 

You have three weeks left, please get placing.

 

Cheers

Noddy

 

:drama:

 

Saturday

5 September 2009 Universal Time + 2h

SUN RISE

 

Begin civil twilight 05:42

Sunrise 06:06

Sun transit 11:54

Sunset 17:43

End civil twilight 18:07

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5am - that could cost you guys a few beers!! :drama:

Aaaaaish!! :D

 

There are two ways to get your caches pre-reviewed, either.....

 

1. Submit the listing for review as usual, but add a reviewer note that it's for 5th Sept. I'll review it, leave a confirmation note (which you'll get by email), bookmark it on my 5 Sept list, and disable the listing to drop it from my current review queue. Since this initiative started, if there hasn't been a reviewer note saying it's for 5 Sept, then I've checked with the owner before publishing it.

 

2. Leave it as a work-in-progress (untick the box "Yes, this cache is active"), and email me with the GC number. I'll review it, leave a confirmation note (which you'll get by email), and bookmark it on my 5 Sept list.

 

On the evening of 4th Sept, as Noddy said, please enable your caches by ticking the little box on the edit page.

 

I'm OK to publish at 5am, but if there are 50 caches, it could take me 30 mins to publish them. Even though they've been pre-reviewed, I'll still have to give them a final run through before pushing the button.

 

At this stage, I've got 14 caches pre-reviewed, and I can see another 3 WIP's in the pipeline which I think are part of it.

 

Great initiative!! You guys are gonna have a lot of Spring fun!! :mad:

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Maybe some KZN cachers can help.

 

There are 3 race TBs (one of them is mine) in "Fort Durnford" (GC135AG) close to/in Escort.

If anyone is going past the area in the next week or two, please try and pick them, or one of them up, and move them along.

 

Thanks

Anton

 

Do I sense some soliciting here or what? :D

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Maybe some KZN cachers can help.

 

There are 3 race TBs (one of them is mine) in "Fort Durnford" (GC135AG) close to/in Escort.

If anyone is going past the area in the next week or two, please try and pick them, or one of them up, and move them along.

 

Thanks

Anton

 

Do I sense some soliciting here or what? :D

Soliciting - nope - I think this is just begging :drama:

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