Hello Deaf Geocachers?

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Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by Everlasting » 07 October 05 2:44 pm

Hello Deaf Geocachers?




Hi There
I'm a Deaf person in Western Australia who loves Geocaching and wondered if there are any other deaf people around the world the same as me! I know of one other Deaf person here in Oz (Australia) who is hooked on geocaching too. If you are Deaf please let me know and we can share experiences.
Cheers!
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Post by The Garner Family » 07 October 05 5:46 pm

Nope... I'm not deaf... but I guess it must be difficult while you're searching for a cache not being able to hear people who may be approaching. Do you find this to be a problem, or is there anything else about being deaf that makes geocaching difficult?

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Post by Everlasting » 07 October 05 7:09 pm

The Garner Family,

No i dont have any problems with GPS. I always rely on my eyes to do the work for me hehe.

Thanks for asking.

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Post by Damo. » 07 October 05 8:31 pm

Geocaching Australia Forum Index -> Outside Oz


That's a bit harsh. Most of us Eastern Staters do actually consider WA to be part of Australia. :wink:

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Post by team unicycle » 10 October 05 10:05 am

Actually, Geocaching is one of the few activities where my hearing problem doesn't matter. There are a few little things, like I'll keep looking after someone declares they've found it :roll:, and advantages too, like I can keep walking even though the others might be calling me to stop for a rest and they just think I can't hear them :wink:

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Post by Murth » 03 January 07 2:02 pm

I'm not a deaf geocacher but I know a decent amount of NZ sign language :-D

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Post by The Rats » 03 January 07 2:37 pm

Having had the pleasure of meeting 'Everlasting' and her sister 'Sebavo' who I might add is deaf and is a cacher you couldn't meet 2 lovelier ladies.<P>One hurdle I found when I was in contact with the ladies was that you or they cant ring for a clue/hint on a particular cache. Everything had to be done by text or email and as we all know detail can often be left out when texting. This wasn't a huge hurdle but one that us people who can hear often take for granted.<P>Nice to have met you Everlasting.

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Post by Map Monkey » 03 January 07 3:07 pm

The Rats wrote:One hurdle I found when I was in contact with the ladies was that .....

you can't keep up with them :shock: Staying out to all hours of the night just to grab another cache or two........up at the crack of dawn. :shock:

Please slow down next time so we can keep up :P

After meeting Everlasting, i have a renewed determination (and a personal interest) to learn Sign Language.....Thanks :D

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 03 January 07 3:32 pm

I felt a little guilty about one of our caches, which has a music box which plays a tune that you need to name the composer of.

Varuna and Everlasting both found it, but with a bit of assistance.

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Re: Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by geofillans » 27 November 09 1:13 pm

Hi there Deaf Geocachers...

I must admit... I think I surprised Everlasting when I met her and a friend or hers from Qld and started signing... I have learnt a little Auslan and my dad has completed the TAFE course for Auslan, so that helps...

I would love to meat deaf cachers in Qld, Australia, & over the world...

maybe we can have a no speaking event in Qld in January ?!?!

Justin (geofillans) Gilfillan <><

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Re: Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by setsujoku » 27 November 09 3:49 pm

I think that there is another SA team called Snapper!!! that are deaf too.

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Post by Fuddley » 27 November 09 8:22 pm

setsujoku wrote:I think that there is another SA team called Snapper!!! that are deaf too.


And another couple I ran into in Kununura by the name of Bushies2.

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Re: Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by Everlasting » 27 November 09 8:49 pm

setsujoku wrote:
I think that there is another SA team called Snapper!!! that are deaf too.
Fuddley wrote:
And another couple I ran into in Kununura by the name of Bushies2.

QLD - All7, Deafbutterfly, ozcymru, Alchemy2, patox and Snapper!!!.
NSW - Sevabo, ijr, dolphonnie and skyejam
ACT - Nil
VIC - pwala, Birdberna and crank1
SA - Lava12 and Joan31
WA - Varuna, Bushies2 and myself (I am sure one or two more Varuna know more than me...) :roll:

:D :D \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by Skippy » 27 November 09 11:17 pm

Lambchops keeps telling me that I'm deaf because I never seem to listen to what she says =;

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Re: Hello Deaf Geocachers?

Post by Varuna » 28 November 09 5:51 am

Everlasting wrote:........
QLD - All7, Deafbutterfly, ozcymru, Alchemy2, patox and Snapper!!!.
NSW - Sevabo, ijr, dolphonnie and skyejam
ACT - Nil
VIC - pwala, Birdberna and crank1
SA - Lava12 and Joan31
WA - Varuna, Bushies2 and myself (I am sure one or two more Varuna know more than me...)

Add to the above....
QLD - avyz
WA - GreenfrogOz, and Harley.Quinn

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