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On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 20:30

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On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 20:30

Post by GoldCircle » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:27 pm

I fancied going to find 'On reflection, It's a Cache' http://coord.info/GC1HX3D - which is the night Cache in the Phoenix Park.

Now I may have form in skulking round the back streets of Clanbrassil St and the Tenters in the wee early hours of the morning in search of an FTF, but I don't have a suicide wish (savage deer, wild teenagers, wild deer, savage teenagers etc.) so wouldn't dream of doing this one on my own.

Would anyone care to join me before the evenings get any brighter?
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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by Blue Jay » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:49 am

When you thinking of going? We've done it - but in the interest of keeping you safe from the deer etc .... cause they're obviously all terrified of me ;)
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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by THE_Chris » Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:05 am

I'd be tempted provided obviously that I'm free that evening. Night caching solo is an absolute no-no for me, so a group is going to be the only way I get this one.

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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:55 pm

I'm game ('scuse the pun) for most evenings, however, with massive snow apparently on the way, and with recent endless rains, I reckon Phoenix Park will be knee deep in mud for the next while - how about the week of Feb. 18th, hopefully things may dry out a little by then?
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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by THE_Chris » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:55 pm

Any chance you could push it out to the next week? I'm in Cork most of the week of the 18th :(

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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by GoldCircle » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:03 pm

Absolutely. Or we could do it next week. You pick.
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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by THE_Chris » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:53 pm

Will we pencil in Wednesday 27th at 8pm? Should be able to make that.

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Re: On Reflection - who'd like to join me?

Post by GoldCircle » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:14 pm

After a bit of to-and-fro by email, the finalised date for On Reflection is:

Tuesday 12th February at 20:30

We'll meet at the parking at N 53º 21.405 W 006º 19.472.

All welcome! If you'r intending to join, perhaps you'd post your interest here, so we don't leave without you. (You'd never find a group of poeple with massive LED torches on a dark night, would you? :mrgreen: )
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Re: On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 2

Post by GoldCircle » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:10 am

Any last minute takers? Wellies are definitely a requirement; I spent an hour in Phoenix Park on Sunday and can attest to the water-logging: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx ... 14cf10f2cb
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Re: On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 2

Post by Blue Jay » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:56 am

Report?
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Re: On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 2

Post by GoldCircle » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:14 pm

I think the logs say it all: http://coord.info/GC1HX3D

It was quite a lovely, if somewhat surreal experience. All those cold eyes just watching us. And the park is quiet and eerie by night, yet there were runners, cyclists, doggers and dog-walkers everywhere.

And we'd have been stuffed without Mervin's giant torch. Anyone considering doing this cache in future had better have a decent large flashlamp - a wee torch will not do the trick.
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Re: On Reflection (Phoenix Park Night Cache) Tue. 12th Feb 2

Post by THE_Chris » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:02 pm

Delighted. Did a cache I never thought I'd do. Phoenix Park is so strange by night, pitch black but still alive with people. My first time night caching, certainly something I wont forget in a long time.

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