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

Saint Jean de Luz

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fitzet
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Saint Jean de Luz

Post by fitzet » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:24 pm

Heading over on Tuesday (09 July) for 3 nights, back Friday.

peyo64 seems to be a prolific cacher in the area with over 500 caches set. There's one series (Sentier du Littoral 02) that seems to be a good way for us to explore the shoreline of the town, and across the river at Ciboure.

Walk, log a cache, walk, du vin, pintxos, walk, log a cache, etc.

Original plan had been to transfer from Biarritz to San Sebastian, but the transfers are messy, hence the revised plan to Saint Jean de Luz (20 mins from Biarritz.

fitzet
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Re: Saint Jean de Luz

Post by fitzet » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:57 am

The one thing that did not work out for us on this trip was the geocaching :oops:. When we were 0 from 5, we decided to give it up. Either the GPSr was off or our geosense was left at home. Very few of the recent logs were in English, which added to the frustration. We ended up logging just one, and that was found without a GPSr :roll:.

FWIW, St Jean de Luz is well worth a visit, either as a stand-alone destination, or to add to your itinerary if you're planning a trip to Pays Basque.

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Re: Saint Jean de Luz

Post by abbeyackbar » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:02 am

Well at least you found one. It could have been 0 for 6 : ) and sure one is all you need to find on any holiday. Just to highlight the area on the geo-map :)
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