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.

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USA: Orlando & NYC

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USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by fitzet » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:05 am

Heading off next week for 2 weeks in the USA.

Can anyone recommend a cache worth doing in each of Orlando and Manhattan ?

By 'worth doing' I mean ..

- a regular (not a multi, or puzzle) ?
- something other than a magnetic nano on a road sign ?
- something of the standard of an AbbeyAckbar or a toczygroszek cache ?

Thanks

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by Blue Jay » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:38 am

There is a fabulous cache in Central Park you should have a look at :

Bridges & Arches of Central partk: GC17MX1

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 378f4455bb

I have been to NY several times in my pre-caching days but one day I will go back especially to do this cache. I shall be so jealous if you get to do it. :mrgreen:

Re Orlando : I guess medic 143 would be your man here - as he visits annually :mrgreen:
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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by fitzet » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:07 pm

There is a fabulous cache in Central Park you should have a look at :
Thanks. I had a look at that but it would require too much time out of our 2 days in the city. And the kids would probably stage a sit-down protest :roll:.

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by medic143 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:51 pm

NYC - Most of the physicals within the greater NYC area are micros with dodgy receptions. If you want to pick up a cache in NYC I'd look at central park.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... wp=GC26VRH

This is the biggest I can remember and is at the Southern end of the park.

If doing this I'd recommend grabbing this earth cache as well.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... wp=GC1G4W0

If near times square a handy virtual is

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ?wp=GC832C

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by medic143 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Orlando - To give you a decent recommendation on this one, are you staying on I-Drive/Kissimmee/Somewhere else. Will you have a car. Do you want a single cache/quick series ?

Presuming you are doing the parks there are vituals in almost them all.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ?wp=GC73A6 (To see a bit of the berlin wall at Universal)

Another virtual (which I think is a hidden gem if you're any interest in planes)

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ?wp=GC4F78 (Have a picnic under the wings of a B52)

Off the top of my head look at caches around Celebration (Disney made town near where the I4 meets the 192. If you're going to be visiting there's a couple of decent sizes hidden around the town (there's also a lot of random bisons - particularly the dog walk series).

If you have a car hired, a simple backup near the end of the holiday on the way to drop the car back

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... ?wp=GCBDC2

If you're looking a speed series try the WSP power run (lots of micros hidden in bushes) or there's a WOT series that can be done by bike (hire available at the start) but haven't done WOT myself but in the same area as WSP.

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by fitzet » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks for all that. You've given me plenty to think about. I'd say we'll do just one in each location. 99.67% of our logged finds to date are on the island of Ireland. This will increase the 'diversity' :D !

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by fitzet » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:55 pm

There's this one on The High Line.

As it stands, The High Line is high on my list of priorities, but low on the family's. Going there for a cache, even a magnetic nano, boosts it's appeal :D !

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by junglemac » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:27 pm

Was in NYC for a week last november and had such a busy schedule i didnt really have time to geocache, i did however enjoy getting this

http://coord.info/GC1Z0MZ

only a 2 minute walk from Grand Central terminal/station and it seems to be the best TB hotel as its quite a large container (approx 1.5lt) for such an urban location.

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Re: USA: Orlando & NYC

Post by fitzet » Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:35 am

Did a virtual in Magic Kingdom, another on the Empire State building and a regular on The High Line.

Used the GC app on an iPhone 3GS for the Empire State virtual. When we were on the 86th floor (320m above street level), it 'advised' walking 250m south. We decided it prudent to ignore that 'advice' :D !

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