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by Hounddog
12 July 06 2:46 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where in the world am I?
Replies: 497
Views: 34886

Kurnell, or to be precise, the oil jetty and Captain Cook's landing place.

My old house is visible in the photo, bottom left.
by Hounddog
10 July 06 7:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where in the world am I?
Replies: 497
Views: 34886

super quick, congrats
by Hounddog
10 July 06 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where in the world am I?
Replies: 497
Views: 34886

Who can guess what this is?

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by Hounddog
10 July 06 12:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Accuracy of Newly Placed Caches
Replies: 34
Views: 2445

May I but into this debate?

I had only found 2 caches when I placed our first. Since then we have placed a few more. I like to think we got at least 1 of them right. :)
by Hounddog
10 July 06 12:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache site vandalism
Replies: 42
Views: 2893

Geocaching can attract inconsiderate people but, in Australia we are quite lucky. Even the "traffic" to our busiest caches is nothing compared with most of theirs in the U.S. I have heard stories of new walking tracks being carved through national parks in a matter of weeks, because there was a geoc...
by Hounddog
10 March 06 11:39 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Degree Confluences
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

I'm going on a sea voyage later on in the year and it got me thinking about how many degree confluences would be open to you if you had a sea going vessel. Unfortunately there are no actual confluences where I'm going however there is one located very close to the port of Noumea. If the ship looks l...
by Hounddog
10 March 06 11:29 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: WAAS in AUS?
Replies: 107
Views: 10624

Gee. This old subject just keeps coming back like a bad smell......nothings changed.........nor is it likely to in the near future.

Hounddog
by Hounddog
10 March 06 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Snake Encounters whilst Caching..
Replies: 31
Views: 1997

If you haven't had an encounter of the slithery kind before now you soon will. It seems an inevitable part of geocaching in Australia. I've seen so many I just sort of look at Joe Blakes as old friends to keep me company on lonely hikes. Just maybe keep in mind to brush up on your snake bite first a...
by Hounddog
01 December 05 11:25 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: There's one in every crowd..
Replies: 20
Views: 2473

I have seen this kind of thing before. Only in America.
by Hounddog
01 December 05 11:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Conspicuous Consumption and the case for TNLN
Replies: 41
Views: 3022

It's not talking about the good old days and living in the past at all. On the contrary, I'm talking about preserving the future of the sport so that other potential starters don't see it as a boring hunt for a few scaps of paper shoved inside a fiim cannister and nothing else. As hard as it may be ...
by Hounddog
01 December 05 2:40 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: What is a good swap?
Replies: 19
Views: 1579

Any old thing will do, you don't have to place exactly matching value. Just keep in mind that if you do take something that is obviously very expensive you should try to leave something of reasonable value in return. Looting a cache means taking something and leaving nothing in return but even this ...
by Hounddog
01 December 05 9:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Conspicuous Consumption and the case for TNLN
Replies: 41
Views: 3022

Soap Box Mode "on" Spoken like true Johnny come latelies to the sport. The whole basis of Geocaching from the very beginning has been to swap trinkets and stuff for another and sign the log book to show that you have been to a cache. It's a tradition that the original players enjoyed and is still ju...
by Hounddog
30 November 05 11:51 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Should available co-ords be accurate
Replies: 32
Views: 3342

Co-ordinates being inaccurate can be frustrating and lead to more trampling and damage, but there are so many factors that can lead to a cache being rightly or wrongly deemed as inaccurate. Poor performance of a GPSr under tress and other obstacles. Not waiting at a location long enough for the GPSr...
by Hounddog
28 November 05 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: daks emu mob
Replies: 41
Views: 2868

Hey Dak

After reading your history and seeing the amount of caches you've found it's easy to see you've got the determination and persistence to overcome anything. I'm sure you'll have yourself back to top form in no time.

Cheers amd good luck mate! :D
by Hounddog
28 November 05 3:25 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cost and Simplicity to Startup
Replies: 35
Views: 2308

No worries Franky Not having a go at you, just using a bit of the old Houndog humour. :D Just look around the site and use the links given above and you will soon get a feel for what is going on. We're a mad bunch sometimes, but always friendly to newcomers. If you have any questions just ask here, ...