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Mega Scotland 2010


Tricky Vicky & Mickey
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We recently spent 9 days in Perth, Scotland during which we attended the Mega Scotland 2010 Event.

 

The Scottish Geocachers certainly did themselves proud and organized a most wonderful event. The Mega took place in an enormous hall and was officially opened by the Provost of Perth. Jeremy Irish, the founder of Geocaching, then addressed us and humbly stated that 10 years ago he never dreamed that he would be in Scotland in 2010 addressing a few thousand fellow geocaching nuts!!

 

Numerous companies displayed their wares around the hall - lots of lovely geocoins and geocaching equipment to tempt you to part with your money! There were also numerous talks given on different topics and the Reviewers also had a session where they answered questions.

 

The Mega Committee had organized all sorts of events leading up to the Mega and for a few days afterwards, including a CITO and a Hog Braai and a Bun & Brew get-together too.

 

We met geocachers from many different countries and have made some super new friends from Germany, France, Scotland, England, Sweden, and the States. It was really super to meet up with Batsgonemad and his Squirrel again. Also met some other ex-South Africans living in England - PattyPatPat and Mel-Ray.

 

Caching was at a premium too - lots of well placed, well maintained caches in lovely places.

 

We never had any idea what a Mega was all about and really feel most privileged to have been able to attend this one. Would we do it again? Most definitely, given half the chance!

 

A Mega is held annually in the UK - next year's one is in Wales. If you are planning an overseas trip, seriously try and plan it around the time of a Mega - you won't regret it!

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Well i concur with the above, a great event was had, great to meet up with you folks after soo long and hope you got that screen protector waxed :blink:

 

A busy day was had,with meeting people, buying coins, caching with a German couple who we met at one of the caches and it ended up that they were staying at the same B&B as we were.

For those who are thinking about it, give it a serious think, it is great, here is the link to the cache page

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC2921G

 

For us it was a round trip of 2406km, up the west coast of Scotland to John O'Groats, over to the Orkney islands for 13hours of straight caching, then back down the west coast to Perth for the Mega and finally home. Total cache count round about 110 mark...im still logging all the finds. So plans are in motion for Wales next year, hope to see some of you there.

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