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by VikingOlly
10 June 13 10:19 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Malaysia and Singapore
Replies: 7
Views: 3339

Re: Malaysia and Singapore

There is a little chain of caches around the new port area, that are un-related but an easy-ish walk in the heat. Many ACT cachers are logged here!
by VikingOlly
10 June 13 10:15 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Canada. Land of the powertrail?
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

Re: Canada. Land of the powertrail?

so tell us all about it when you return! How many caches does it take to make a PT in Canada?
by VikingOlly
10 June 13 10:13 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Paris, France
Replies: 14
Views: 5630

Re: Paris, France

We just returned from Paris today, having found 29 caches in Paris and Burgundy. Most in Paris are quite difficult to find with the buildings making the gpsr readings all over the place. Its very necessary to understand the hints in many cases, so do the translation on Google before you go looking o...
by VikingOlly
10 June 13 10:05 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Overseas caches -Not in english-A way to translate?
Replies: 11
Views: 4909

Re: Overseas caches -Not in english-A way to translate?

I used Google Translate in France with success.
by VikingOlly
10 June 13 10:03 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Geocaching Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 6020

Re: Geocaching Africa?

:D Well we are back from Africa, and amazing it was, both to visit (again after 30 years) and for caching! We found caches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. First the ones in SOuth Africa are professional and very findable. There is one on top of the mountain ...
by VikingOlly
14 April 13 10:07 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?
Replies: 84
Views: 12427

Re: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?

I have noticed the following situation happening a number of times and wondered what the attitude of other geocachers is to it. An “experienced” geocacher goes to try to find a cache which has a number of DNF s on it. They decide the cache really has gone and place a new cache at GZ and log a find....
by VikingOlly
14 April 13 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Australian Power Trails
Replies: 127
Views: 19649

Re: Australian Power Trails

If 10 caches maketh a power trail, we did two PT's today before noon. One of 11, and another of 18. That also means that there are at least four I can think of in the ACT alone. Now a real power trail has a lot more than 10, and can be done sequentially walking, biking or driving. Doing our first 15...
by VikingOlly
08 April 13 2:09 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Vietnam/Cambodia
Replies: 17
Views: 6337

Re: Vietnam/Cambodia

We have just returned from a weeks motorcycle tour of Cambodia, which was truely awesome if a little hot. We found three caches in and around Angkor Wat easily and each was special in its own way. The containers were generally very small (with one exception at Ta Nei, the Temple of Butterflies, in a...
by VikingOlly
22 March 13 6:56 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Australian Power Trails
Replies: 127
Views: 19649

Re: Australian Power Trails

We love Power Trails. The question is, when is it just a "series" and when a PT? For the want of an argument, our view is that a PT needs at least 10 caches. The longer they get of course the more difficult it is to maintain them. There is quite a good one between Canberra and Cooma, but it needs so...
by VikingOlly
24 February 13 7:41 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Geocaching Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 6020

Re: Geocaching Africa?

:D Well we are back from Africa, and amazing it was, both to visit (again after 30 years) and for caching! We found caches in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. First the ones in SOuth Africa are professional and very findable. There is one on top of the mountain (...
by VikingOlly
30 October 12 11:04 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Australian Power Trails
Replies: 127
Views: 19649

Re: Australian Power Trails

I like the new ACT one, a lot. Nice walk, well prepared and circular back to the car. And it can be ridden on a mountain bike.
by VikingOlly
13 July 12 8:17 am
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?
Replies: 241
Views: 58703

Re: Newbie thread: Which Garmin handheld GPS to buy?

Started with an Etrex Legend which is fine if your vision is good but the screen is now dying after 11 years. Now have a Mont ana but would love it to have WiFi!
by VikingOlly
13 July 12 8:00 am
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Geocaching Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 6020

Re: Geocaching Africa?

Good suggestion on the latter. I was wondering how secure the traditional caches are from being muggled.
by VikingOlly
17 June 12 10:44 pm
Forum: Outside Oz
Topic: Geocaching Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 6020

Geocaching Africa?

Anyone had experience geocaching in remote Africa? Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania? I'm heading that way soon with some trackables from Oz.
by VikingOlly
17 June 12 9:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: You know you're a Geocacher when............................
Replies: 554
Views: 62845

Re: You know you're a Geocacher when............................

You have run out of green or black cammo spray paint... And you turn to a roll of duct tape instead!