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Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th Oct

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by fitzet » Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:08 pm

Doug.G wrote:Does anyone think that the Ireland's Eye cache (GCKE1Z) should be a T5? I thought the guidelines said that if you need a boat, then that makes it a T5. Just noticed it is a T3.
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Not suitable for small children
The average adult or older child should be OK depending on physical condition. Terrain is likely off-trail. May have one or more of the following: some overgrowth, some steep elevation changes, or more than a 2 mile hike.

T5
Extremely challenging terrain Requires specialized equipment (boat, 4WD, rock climbing, SCUBA, etc.) or is otherwise extremely difficult.
Ignoring the need for a boat, then Ireland's Eye meets the criteria for a T3. We did it in 2009 when the kids were 9 & 7. And it is possible to get a commercial service to Ireland's Eye. But, if it meets the criteria for a T5, then it's an easy T5 ;).

One of my bugbears is that I am CO to a T5, have been to the location many times, yet get no credit on the grid for having logged a T5. The only similar cache I have logged is a T4, but that may be 'cause it is possible to swim there.

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Tmsr » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:53 am

Not sure if we'll have time for Ireland's Eye that afternoon, but still hoping to have a go at Twinkly Lights that evening once we've met up with others at the Event...

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Eclectic Penguin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:09 pm

Is there a time for the Saturday attempt at Ireland's Eye - and where does it embark from?

This, being weather dependent, it isn't looking promising at the moment - the wind is predicted at 25-30Kmh. I know we were thwarted several times with lesser winds than this when we attempted to do a similar island visit to Flatholm out of Cardiff a few years ago. This was becaue, for Flatholm, the only way to disembark onto the island was for the boat to effectively beach itself next to the small pier. I think it took us 4 attempts on separate dates in total.

I'm still also hoping to go to the Meet the Swedes event at GC43 as it doesn't clash with the main evening event.

I'm also up for Twinkly Lights - I assume this is for after the event on Saturday. Must find my head-torch.

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Eclectic Penguin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:13 pm

GoldCircle - if any of those TBs want to go to mainland UK, I shall be heading there for a week at the end of December. I'll take a few over there anyway. I don't know if there are any events nearby in the week I'll be there - I'm missing one large annual event in Wales by 4 days, unfortunately - they changed the date last year so that I could attend, but it hasn't happened this year.

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by fitzet » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:12 pm

Eclectic Penguin wrote:Is there a time for the Saturday attempt at Ireland's Eye - and where does it embark from?
I posted on the event page, some pre-planning is needed to get to Ireland's Eye this weekend. I was looking at a different wind forecast to the one you reference, but still 'not calm' :P.

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by abbeyackbar » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:06 pm

I hear there has been rumours so I thought I'd confirm. There WILL be new caches published in Howth this weekend. I have 5, all different types, to be published over the weekend (a traditional, a multi, a puzzle, an earthcache and a letterbox hybrid) All except for 1 have been reviewed and are ready to be published. Hopefully i'll have the fifth (the letterbox hybrid) up for review soon and that it gets published too.

In the interest of being helpful to my fellow cachers :) and so you can be prepared for the caches before you arrive in Howth, i'll tell you that you will need a tape measure for the earthcache and an A4 sized notepad or book (something hard to lean/work on basically) for the puzzle cache.

I heard someone else may have a few other hides for the weekend too...

Abbey

btw, the cache 'Serenity' in Howth has been relocated (both the stage and the final) so be sure to update this on your GPS if you've yet to do it.
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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:33 pm

Thanks Abbey - looking froward to all the fun.
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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Eclectic Penguin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:33 pm

fitzet - yes, I saw that. The reason I asked was I was wondering if someone had gotten the ball rolling by contacting the company. I guess not - plenty else to to while there in an area I haven't been to before!

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by Doug.G » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:27 pm

Denise - while you are at it... would you be so kind as to pull some strings and publish a new Virtual on Casana Rock. I assume your new Earth Cache is there as well :-)

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by THE_Chris » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:06 pm

Well, pretty much packed and ready... lets do this weekend of utter madness. 2 days, 3 events!

First task is a 9am out-the-door for a run to Bray for Meet The Swedes... then off to Howth for a day of caching!

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by MunsterFan » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:38 am

Enjoy, only family commitments is stopping me from being there!
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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by fitzet » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:51 am

If I could award a favourite point for a log, I would award one for this.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx ... b33cd7fac5

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Re: Multi-Millennial Milestone Month of Madness - Sat. 19th

Post by dino » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:29 pm

=D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
And some guy'd laugh and I'd bust his head,
I tell ya, life ain't easy for a boy named "Sue."

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