A little good news story - trackable

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A little good news story - trackable

Post by Agent Basil » 08 November 10 7:05 pm

My first TB I unleashed into the wild was attached to a key to a Saab that was destroyed in the Canberra Fires whilst I was crewing an RFS Tanker. I tasked the TB to make it to the Saab factory in Sweden (Holland I guess now).

The TB did a couple of laps around Canberra before heading off to Victoria where it went back and forth between Bendigo and Ballarat a few times before stagnating in Geelong. It was rescued and it got to Europe via NZ rather quickly before it fell into the hands of a new cacher whose iPhone died so he stopped caching for a while. After, 3 months I sent a prod and he placed it somewhere else.

I have to admit, I groaned when the next log was by a cacher with a tally of one find. Well, today, the cache was deposited in a cache in Epsom Common, less than 1.5km from where I used to live when I was aged 5-8.

This has given me such a warm soppy feel, I just had to share ! \:D/

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Post by WellsInc » 08 November 10 8:36 pm

:D Congrats Basil its great when your TB finally achieves its goal. \:D/ \:D/

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Post by emily~angel » 08 November 10 10:10 pm

I loved reading that, I released 3 coins into the wild this year, 2 saw 2 people before going missing and the other had a flight to 3 different states with 3 different cachers and is travelling around slowly. Glad to hear that there is hope, thankyou

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Post by Agent Basil » 12 July 12 11:44 am

And an update. It has still been doing laps of ol' blighty but I was saddened to get a notification that the cache it was in was archived.
It had done well then out of the blue, I get another notification that a cacher has the tag and will go back to the archived cache to get the actual key even though he was shot at on last visit.
Hurrah, maybe there is a Santa Claus after all !

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details ... 84a90d1040

It has done almost 25,000 km. Not bad for my first TB though the rest have floundered on their short journeys!

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Post by GJMMelb » 13 July 12 8:23 pm

Agent Basil wrote:And an update. It has still been doing laps of ol' blighty but I was saddened to get a notification that the cache it was in was archived.
It had done well then out of the blue, I get another notification that a cacher has the tag and will go back to the archived cache to get the actual key even though he was shot at on last visit.
Hurrah, maybe there is a Santa Claus after all !

http://www.geocaching.com/track/details ... 84a90d1040

It has done almost 25,000 km. Not bad for my first TB though the rest have floundered on their short journeys!
:shock: :shock: :shock:

Wow, he's brave!!

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Post by Agent Basil » 13 July 12 8:57 pm

And he turns out to be a she !

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Post by GJMMelb » 13 July 12 11:44 pm

Agent Basil wrote:And he turns out to be a she !
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by squalid » 20 July 12 11:04 pm

Great story - it's amazing how far some of these TBs travel. =D>

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Post by LouiseAnn » 21 July 12 12:34 am

squalid wrote:Great story - it's amazing how far some of these TBs travel. =D>
Or not as the cache may be, I've just had the second of my three tbs go missing :(
I hope they have a good news storey in the end

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Post by juc_cacher » 21 July 12 1:17 am

They do sometimes have a happy ending... One of mine, the RedHat Cache Surfer ( http://coord.info/TB2RF00 ) turned up in South Africa nearly 9 months after being picked up. It had been somewhat abused, but an emergency care-pack sent from home has got it back on track ! =D> =D> \:D/ \:D/

On the other hand, I have had one go missing in the first cache it was placed in and one (http://coord.info/TB483VW) that has been picked up by an active cacher who logs in very regularly, has found hundreds of caches, yet refuses to reply to my email requests to drop the GC somewhere. :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: [-X [-X [-X [-X

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