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Hi all

I have been thinking that we should have a couple of event caches to celebrate 10 years of caching in SA.

I went so far as to ask Groundspeak to allow us to use the 10 year icon, but that was not possible as it has been Grandfathered.

 

I am writing of to a few of the "Founding Members" in the Western Cape seeing if I cant persuade them to come to a WC event cache as "Guests of Honor".

 

Ideas?...

 

Jors, want to come to an EC near Sentinel View, the oldest active cache in the country, mid Jan 2011?

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I have been thinking that we should have a couple of event caches to celebrate 10 years of caching in SA.

I went so far as to ask Groundspeak to allow us to use the 10 year icon, but that was not possible as it has been Grandfathered.

I've been thinking along those exact lines - and was also hoping for a 10 year icon, but I guess it is not to be :)

Jors, want to come to an EC near Sentinel View, the oldest active cache in the country, mid Jan 2011?

Just let me know where to pick up the plane ticket, and I'm there! :)

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I've made a note to arrange something close to the first cache planted in SA (GCZA01, planted 14-1-2001 but found by Jors on 17-1-2001) for the Sunday 16th Jan 2011 after discussing it with some fellow cachers on the 10 Years Event in Centurion.

 

Maybe someone in each province could refer to this cache in their own event listings for one of those two days ?

 

Luckily we've got the "oldest" caching legend in our province !

 

Worm

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Sent off an email to Prof Merry. He replied that he thought it a good idea and he, and co-placer will probably attend an EC ....but was more interested in a glass of bubbly at the cache! This too can be arranged!

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Sent off an email to Prof Merry. He replied that he thought it a good idea and he, and co-placer will probably attend an EC ....but was more interested in a glass of bubbly at the cache! This too can be arranged!

 

This sounds like a jol! So we have an event in Jan 2011 at Sentinel View. With Charles Merry (*) and what about Peter Scholtz? That would be quite a memorable occasion.

 

(*) and bubbles...

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Depending on how finances are, I might want to drive down for that event.

 

A very good alternative would be at the cache that Jors found.

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Peter Schlotz has just confirmed he will attend. Still working on Guy Harwood and RaymondE.

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GuyHarwood has been caching since 2001 in the Western Cape.

He has replied and will attend too.

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Any one else from Gauteng who would like to drive down and share costs?

I would like to meet the other pioneers of this hobby/sport/game.

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Sounds like a great idea Damhuis, I love Cape Town. And it would be nice to drive down to see the country instead of using the Kulula wings for a change. With the advantage of doing some caching on the way. Are you planning it in the school holidays or after the schools started?

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I am hoping it is in the school holidays. Then we will travel to CT from PE, and drive back that same weekend from there.

 

However as it seems at the moment it will be held the weekend after the schools open, but nothing has been finalised as yet, so we are waiting and seeing.

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My plans will also be different if it's in the school holidays or after the holidays, depending on where we'll go for the school hoildays.

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Glad to see this being discussed as no formal plans have been made. If it suits the Northerners to be the last W/E in the school hols, I am sure that can be arranged.

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Name the date and I shall be there. Anton, if there is still place in your vehicle, may I reserve a seat, please?

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Hi Bruce.

 

Yep sure. But at this stage I am not yet sure from where we will travel (PE or JHB) and in what car (7 seater of normal sedan 4 seater). But yes when the time arrives, and there is a spot you are welcome to it.

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Sounds like plan Anton, As a newbee would like to see the SA guys that started.

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Glad to see this being discussed as no formal plans have been made. If it suits the Northerners to be the last W/E in the school hols, I am sure that can be arranged.

 

The first day of school for next year is:

 

Wednesday 12 January 2011 for the inland provinces and

Wednesday 19 January 2011 for the coastal provinces.

 

Doc's suggestion would make the Cape Event the week-end of 8/9 Jan 2011 and

 

the Northerners can use the more correct date, between the 14th and the 17th, being the period the first cache was then waiting to be found. :laughing:

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My wife would like to see Cape Town as well, and for her to be able to come with it would need to be the weekend of the 8th if at all possible.

 

Also would there be a place where 5 of us can sleep for one night? We would bring our own camping beds.

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RaymondE has confirmed that he too is interested in attending the Event cache in the Cape.

Apart from Jors, who were the other national "Founders" of Geocaching? Jors has already been invited, who else should I ask?

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The other day while doing 'It's on the cards' we bumped into Royfamily who started caching in 2001 under the name of Allan & Clare.

They placed all the Simonstown virtuals which unfortunately do not exist anymore and Snakes and ladders at Peers Cave.

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Thanks so much for the help with coin design GPS Storm!!!

What do others think?

There are two versions:

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or

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Thanks so much for the help with coin design GPS Storm!!!

What do others think?

There are two versions:

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Niiiiiiiiiice!

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Yep. I like it as well.

 

I like the bottom one.

As the text next to the "0" makes it look more complete.

 

One little teeny note. Isn't the longitude line a little to sharp by Namibia.

Also all coins must have "Track at geocaching.com". This would still need to be added.

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Nice coin.... as a bonus there should be a Limited Edition CD with "Sounds of the Vuvuzela" on it.... For international buyers only.... I am sure they miss it...

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I like both the writing on the disc around the globe and the writing on the back.

the globe will be 3 dimensional (do you think it should be?) and will spin, the circular part around it will also spin.

How about the bottom design with other wording on the disc around the globe?

 

- "The rainbow nation"

-"A world in one country"

- Hello in all of our national languages...

 

??

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:( OK - With CAPEDOCS aproval, could I suggest that we make some real suggestions as to what changes you guys would like to see and I'll try and do a few more samples with the suggestions and upload them.

;) The more samples we have the better idea we'll have on what works and what doesn't.

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The top one is TOPS!!! It will definitely be on my shopping list. Great job well done - don't mess with a good thing.

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The top one is TOPS!!! It will definitely be on my shopping list. Great job well done - don't mess with a good thing.

I agree. When is it going into production and how soon can we order them? Presently, I hope! Wouldn't it be great to see some of these in circulation for the Great 2011 TB race.... Hope springs eternal.... :)

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Like the top one and would like to book one also! :rolleyes:

 

We'll be in CT in Dec, so unfortunately we won't be able to visit again in Jan...

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Hello all,

 

It certainly has been a while. I started caching 10 June 2001 at Maanhaarrand. How can I get my grubby little paws on one of those coins. I know I have not been all that active, but at least I still have one of the most visited caches in SA, just because it was placed in 2002...

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Hello all,

 

It certainly has been a while. I started caching 10 June 2001 at Maanhaarrand. How can I get my grubby little paws on one of those coins. I know I have not been all that active, but at least I still have one of the most visited caches in SA, just because it was placed in 2002...

Hey Brick

 

Good to see you online again

 

Will we see caches going up again?

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Hello all,

 

It certainly has been a while. I started caching 10 June 2001 at Maanhaarrand. How can I get my grubby little paws on one of those coins. I know I have not been all that active, but at least I still have one of the most visited caches in SA, just because it was placed in 2002...

Hey Brick

 

Good to see you online again

 

Will we see caches going up again?

 

Nope. Been a bit busy with other things. I cache so little these days, it hardly counts.

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That coin has given a lot of headache! Its a work in progress. Slightly different to the pic, but still nice.

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A CELEBRATION OF 10 YEARS OF CACHING IN SOUTH AFRICA!

 

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You are invited to join a celebratory event cache to mark the 10 year anniversary of Geocaching in South Africa.

 

The listing can be found here.

 

Please spread the news....

 

 

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