March 13th 2017

When I established the forums in 2005 it was to offer a more richer web experience and greater functionality than the platform where we started this social adventure in 2003, Yahoo Groups. The forums were once a busy hive of activity and provided locals and visitors with a wealth of information just like the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook today.

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.

As we moved into the social media era so did our forums users. Geocaching Ireland moved there too, and we have a thriving community on the Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group on Facebook. As a result, forum activity isn't what it used to be and I have taken the decision to disable new registrations to the forums and to make the forums read only so any information there can still be accessed.

The discussion hasn't ended, it has just moved. Join us on the Facebook Geocaching Ireland Discussion Group .

Donnacha

The Lake District

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gilliancclarke

The Lake District

Post by gilliancclarke » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:23 pm

Actually I'm just back!!! Best holiday ever, I'm depressed now thinking I was swimming in rock pools three days ago :shock:

Funny enough on 2 of the caches I found over there in Cumbria, our very own Jingwe was the last to sign the log book - what a small world it is!!!!

medic143

Post by medic143 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:27 pm

Visited the area briefly last September and it is a fantasic place. I will get back, next time with freakycat

jme1979

Post by jme1979 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:39 pm

Hmmmmmmmm, you'll end up designated with a 'Jingwe Stalker' tag........ :D (joke!)

The Lake District is beautiful, and by the looks of things, you got the weather for it as well - all this talk of people being away/going away is making me want to go on holiday.............
:lol:

gilliancclarke

Post by gilliancclarke » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:22 pm

First week was abit drizzly but to be honest we kinda expect that as we try to make it 3 times a year there (we're just not so keen when its been raining so much that it feels like all the lakes are going to run into one!!) But the 2nd week was superb with horse riding, caching, mountain climbing, paddling and the odd water fight (odds are always good against a 4yr old) :lol:

brackyboggers

Post by brackyboggers » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:27 pm

I've never been to the Lake District.....but with all the recent talk I'm sorely tempted to take off. Your holiday sounded like a lot of fun, Gillian. :D

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