GC down! What did you do?

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GC down! What did you do?

Post by andiamo » 05 July 09 5:08 pm

Well we know what some people did while GC was down (glued to Jeremy's twitter account waiting for a blow by blow update! :lol: ) Some appeared to have withdrawal symptoms and were lost because they didn't have current PQs or GSAK to get the required coordinates for the day's caching.

We were frustrated by knowing there were two FTFs waiting for us tantalisingly close to home - if only they had been published 30mins earlier it would have been a different story :evil:

While we were waiting for gc to come back on-line, Mr Just a Trifle decided to build a new trailer for the tinny so we can safely get to some of those water-bound caches nearby 8)
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/471fa8a ... d9df2b.jpg

and Mrs Just a Trifle did some chores which she never seems to get around to and checked out her new geocoins which had been at the PO Box. :P
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/8e3afb9 ... 014065.jpg

So, what did you get up to :wink: :wink: (couldn't find a nudge nudge emoticon)

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Post by ian-and-penny » 05 July 09 5:34 pm

Went geocaching.

We had all the PQ's downloaded to GSAK already from our bi-weekly update.

All the logs got stored in GSAK waiting to be uploaded as field notes.

After the days caching we spent a leisurely evening with a couple of teams at a local restaurant, followed by a comfortable evening at home with a few bottles of fine red, white and muscat.

Just 'coz the servers were down, we saw no reason to stop doing what we love!!

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Post by Mr Router » 05 July 09 5:44 pm

Played on the key board on GCA :lol: the weather was crap anyways :!:

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Post by rhinogeo » 05 July 09 5:51 pm

Found some caches using my GSAK, Cachemate and my Vista HCx 8)

Are there actually people that don't have any caches stored in an offline database :?: :roll: :P

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Re: GC down! What did you do?

Post by GhostGums » 05 July 09 6:26 pm

andiamo wrote:While we were waiting for gc to come back on-line, Mr Just a Trifle decided to build a new trailer for the tinny so we can safely get to some of those water-bound caches nearby 8)
Has he started the camper trailer yet? :D

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Re: GC down! What did you do?

Post by Camstal » 05 July 09 6:59 pm

andiamo wrote:Well we know what some people did while GC was down (glued to Jeremy's twitter account waiting for a blow by blow update!)
Yes, I'll admit it...I was glued to TwitterFox waiting for Jeremy to tweet about an update about Fisher Plaza or GC.com.

It was one of the most boring days of my life!!

Thanks,
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Post by Yurt » 05 July 09 7:05 pm

Couldn't go this weekend anyway so it all worked out fine! :wink:

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Post by covert » 05 July 09 7:34 pm

Have many databases and GPX files stored locally so I could of gone caching if I had the time and decent weather. I played Wii with a friend but that's normal for a rainy day.

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Post by GeoFootprint » 05 July 09 8:41 pm

What was down :roll:

Unless you have every cache within 500 km there should always be one more cache to find somewhere. :idea:

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Post by Richary » 05 July 09 8:51 pm

There were some new nearby ones I had the email notification for but couldn't get the coords, not that they were probably close enough for me to get FTF on in any case. So I didn't worry too much, just went out and found 6, placed 1 up towards Windsor.

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Post by Storm Chasers » 05 July 09 8:58 pm

I was sick with the Flu so was laying in bed with the laptop starring at the twitter updates and also planning an up coming cacheathon for a friend from Darwin who is coming down to SA.

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Post by Konie » 06 July 09 10:45 am

Boy, I didn't even realise it was down! :shock:

Worked fine for me yesterday. :)

Plenty of other things to do in the world too. :lol:

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Post by Big Matt and Shell » 06 July 09 2:29 pm

We went caching, thats why we use GSAK! :D

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Post by ideology » 06 July 09 2:39 pm

we sat here approving new members
approximately 60 members have joined since the 4 july fireworks!

maybe we need a welcoming thread for them all!

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Post by setsujoku » 06 July 09 2:59 pm

We went caching, but at that stage we didn't even know that GC was down, so for us there wasn't any difference.

We run GSAK and already had the Oregon loaded with all of Adelaide's caches, so for us, if it would have been down for longer it wouldn't have really been an issue. There aren't many GCA caches here though, so the option of doing them isn't really there.

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