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It was a time where we didn't have the many social media platforms we have today, and it was a different time in terms of mobility and technology. There was no instant access to information, no Google Maps and a very limited base map on your GPSr. Mobile connectivity for me was a 9600bps Infrared connection from a Nokia to a laptop and in later times to a PDA using WAP.

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Milestone Congratulation Thread

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Tue May 19, 2015 8:23 pm

sarahmur wrote:.. Doug.G, GoldCircle and tmsr for their haul of cache icons on Saturday! ..
Hmmm. Three men 'of a certain age' charging around Europe on a mission. Anyone else seeing the Top Gear parallels here :P ;) ?

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by GoldCircle » Sat May 23, 2015 10:13 pm

12 formal cache types, a lab cache on top - and a waymark, just for fun!

A lot of fun, after some very serious preparations and some keen time-keeping - pity we didn't have more time to do some of the puzzles - the D/T grid was there for the picking... it would have been cool to do all 81 D/Ts in a day... would have make for a long, but even more satisfying day
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by GoldCircle » Sat May 23, 2015 11:30 pm

And I've just spotted a proud 1400 beside Silver Soldier's name - very well done!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Doug.G » Mon May 25, 2015 6:38 am

And Fitzet hits *** 1000 *** on a Wicklow Mountains rampage. Big congrats on this serious milestone!!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by THE_Chris » Mon May 25, 2015 7:43 am

Congrats Fitzet! Big day indeed. And to Silver Soldier on the 1400. Next ones a big one!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Tmsr » Tue May 26, 2015 5:43 pm

Congrats!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by GoldCircle » Tue May 26, 2015 9:15 pm

Well done Fitzet!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by fitzet » Wed May 27, 2015 9:36 am

Thanks folks

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by abbeyackbar » Sun May 31, 2015 9:25 pm

Congratulations Fitzet! =D>

Congratulations also to another who joins the comma gang, dino-irl! 10 years in the making, well done Niall! =D>
I found a cache today 'Martellos & Mounds' that was your 200th find :) spotted looking back through its' gallery photos.
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by dino » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:58 pm

Thank you :)

Took me a while but it's been fun!
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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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Fjon » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:49 pm

Big congrats Niall, that's excellent.

Actually, I would be willing to bet that 10 years from 0-1000 is the longest in Ireland - most people give up before then, or reach it sooner

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:17 pm

Congrats Silver Soldier on 1400 & Dino-Irl on the big 1000 !!!
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by dino » Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:19 am

Fjon wrote:Big congrats Niall, that's excellent.

Actually, I would be willing to bet that 10 years from 0-1000 is the longest in Ireland - most people give up before then, or reach it sooner
Thanks Fjon......I think ;)

It kind of fits as it took approximately 1 year to find my 100th cache so I'm reasonably consistent :)
Some gal would giggle and I'd get red
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Blue Jay » Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:49 pm

Happy 15th birthday to Europe's First - sounds like a milestone to me :D :D :D

Fab day was had on Saturday at the event. Big thanks to Donnacha for organising. :D :D

Biggest event I've seen - 63 in the pic I believe, plus the great camera man Halywood Hunters, we also picked up 2 more stragglers after this that I know of, and maybe more.
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by sgtzara » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:25 am

Ohhhh, guess who became the 11th Irish Cacher pass the 5000 mark on 25/06/15 ...... yep, yours truly!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by abbeyackbar » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:57 pm

Congratulations sgtzara!
That's very cool 8)
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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Tmsr » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:32 am

Wow! 5k..well done!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by THE_Chris » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:48 am

5k, very nice! Congrats!

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by sgtzara » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:33 pm

Cheers all, alas as it turned out, our 5000th was just an ordinary cache found while on holiday. Nothing special apart from the find number. Now, I wonder will the interest level remain to take me to 10,000 .......

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Re: Milestone Congratulation Thread

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:12 am

Congrats - that's some achievement =D> =D> =D> :band =D> =D> =D>
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