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We were out this weekend in the pouring rain, having fun looking for the usual plasic boxes and ammo cans. We were hot on the trail of one cache, reached a point that seemed to somewhat fit the description, although there were some variations from the description, but isn't that sometimes the case?

 

So I told ladysolly to "Look under there" (she does the low work, I do the high stuff, because my knees aren't as springy as hers, but my inches are more than hers). "Nothing here," she said. "Look harder," I suggested, confident that we were in the right place, so she did, and said, "Wait ..." and pulled out a plastic box.

 

"Aha! Found it" we both thought. Then I noticed the writing on the lid, which had the wrong cache name. And when I opened it up - sure enough, it was a completely different cache.

 

So we logged it as a find, well, we did find it, and if muggles can log an accidental find, we can too. And then some minutes later, I realised that we'd gone down completely the wrong footpath for the cache we were actually chasing, turned round, went the right way, and found our objective.

 

So the question is - has this happened to you? In this case, the hiding place was such a good place, it must have been quite likely that a cache would be there sooner or later (and that's why we searched there).

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How far out was your GPSr reading?

 

So the question is - has this happened to you?......

Well, sort of...

I was out looking for Detect-A-Cache a few weeks ago but was having trouble finding the location. My GPSr kept losing its signal as well which didn't help. I moved well away from the tree canopy to try and get a better lock. While I was waiting I noticed that according to Memory Map, the position I was now standing at was only a few feet from another cache. I read the cache description for this "new" cache and left my GPSr to get a lock whilst I walked about 6 feet to find the new one. I found that one quite quickly and when I got back to my GPS it had regained its lock.

 

I set off for the Detect-A-Cache but still had no luck finding it. When I got home I found out I'd got a different answer for one of the questions and the co-ords I was using were actually about 2 miles out! :blink::blink:

Returned a fortnight later with the correct answer and found it after a long search with the help of shank's pony

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I was on my way back to the car after finding the cache I went to bag, when I saw a great place to hide a cache. When i got there I found a geocache! Unusual? only in as much as the cache page had not yet been published and I had to wait 3 weeks - or thereabouts - before I could log a find. Guess what? It was an

FTF!

:blink::blink::blink::lol:

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I seem to remember DRC doing that... he was out messing about with some mates three years before he started caching, found a box and wrote his name and his mates names in the log book....

 

Years later started caching, and realised he had already done this particular cache - and got an FTF on it all thoe years before!

 

Amazing!

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This cache a week or so back http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...16-ff0e9d96f580

 

Turns out the cache I found was the original cache in the original hiding place for the puzzle. There was a gap between placing and publishing, and in that time the cache was muggled.

The owner placed a new one in a new place, and changed the puzzle.

Meanwhile, the muggles discovered what it was, and replaced it.

 

Here's where it gets interesting.......

You have to use a nearby building name in the puzzle, with the parking coords being at a Pub Car park (the pub isn't the building). Shortly after publishing, the pub changed name, and the new name also fits the puzzle - and gives you the coords of the original cache!

 

Turns out about half the finders have also been going to the wrong cache (which has now been removed)!

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I seem to remember DRC doing that... he was out messing about with some mates three years before he started caching, found a box and wrote his name and his mates names in the log book....

 

Years later started caching, and realised he had already done this particular cache - and got an FTF on it all thoe years before!

 

Amazing!

 

That wasn't an FTF. He muggled the cache and his mates nicked the cache!

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