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2013 New Years Resolution

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:12 am

Here's the link to one of the caches : http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... wp=GC3HGW5
The pub we had the 121212 event in tonight is great for a meet up & food after & is about 5/10 min drive from the car park I believe. : http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_de ... 8ff26fe011
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by odies-crew » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Just seen all the posts and we meaning - Ste and Rachel got very excited about the walk in the mournes. Understand it is now and why it is down in Wicklow.

The walk in the north is something that we would like to do and as we cannot make it down to the New Year's Resolution Walk and mindful that we do not want to cause any upset with any cacher but can we not arrange a walk in the north. Jackie aka bawnman knows the Mournes like the back of his hand and has took many walking groups up into the Mournes and we are willing to go on a walk with him through the Mournes.

If we have read anything wrong meaning Jackie wasn't going to lead the group sorry to all concerned but Jackie we know you are up to the task and one of the added advantages is you know were ever cache is on the Mournes!!!

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:02 pm

Maybe next year it will be in the north of this island or we could arrange a sister event so we can get as many cachers as possible caching on the same day at the same time.

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by donnacha » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:27 pm

odies-crew wrote:Understand it is now and why it is down in Wicklow.
It's not in Wicklow, it will be in Dublin, just off the M50.
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by odies-crew » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:29 pm

Good idea Zoe and Daddy

I know 2 members of the crew would be up for it.

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by donnacha » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:59 pm

Zoe andDaddy wrote:or we could arrange a sister event so we can get as many cachers as possible caching on the same day at the same time.
Why not have a sister event this year for those that can't travel to Dublin?

Any walk I like to plan properly and usually requires a few visits. So depending how much time I have usually dictates where the event will be. I can't say for sure that the event will be up North next year either.
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Zoe andDaddy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:34 pm

Not sure if I would get the time to arrange an event it time with work and other commitments, that's why I posted about one for next year. If someone else wants to I am more than happy to help.

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Blue Jay » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:03 pm

I think a Bawnman led walk in the Mournes is a great idea =D> =D> - if it's on another day people could go to both.
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by dino » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:53 pm

I think a sister event is a great idea but please, please, please chose the weekend after (or another one) so anyone who wants to attend both can :)
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by THE_Chris » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:43 pm

100% behind the sister event but as dino said, please do it on another weekend as I'd love to come up to that as well. Even if it is the following weekend :D

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by kryten2x4p » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:47 pm

I have an idea but i'm certain the Irish guys south of the border would hate it!

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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Hezekiah » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:02 am

NYR walk submitted for 12/01/13 for family friendly walk in forestry area close to M50 - more details to follow. Should be less than 2 hours walk, with 7 caches currently on the route.
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by beefy4605 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:34 am

Alan not being local - and knowing that the cache is archived so won't be able to find it - how far away is the old Hell fire club cache from this event venue?
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by beefy4605 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:40 am

Its ok I've found it .
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by Hezekiah » Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:26 pm

NYR event page updated with more info (times, coords, etc.) - looking forward to meeting up again (hope this year's resolution lasts a bit longer than the last few #-o )
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by dino » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:57 pm

Thinking about travelling down for this by bus. Don't suppose anyone is near either the airport or City Centre that I could cadge a lift in and out from the event with?
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: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by dino » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:08 pm

Is the meeting time for the event 11am? Not 100% sure from reading the event page :)
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by abbeyackbar » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:27 pm

dino wrote:Thinking about travelling down for this by bus. Don't suppose anyone is near either the airport or City Centre that I could cadge a lift in and out from the event with?
We will be driving through Dublin city centre to get to the event and can give you a lift if you still need one.


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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by dino » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:11 pm

PM Sent :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 New Years Resolution

Post by GoldCircle » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:17 pm

Due having antediluvian technology (eTrex H with no viable cable connection) and a wish to minimise repetitive strain injury caused to my thumb by clicking endlessly, what caches should I load to my unit?
  • Kilmashogue
  • Bonnie's Walk 1-8
  • Ticknock Trail
  • Three Rock?
  • Clamper's Cache?
  • Any of Louis' Loop?
Also, I have a (twice postponed) appointment to locate the final at Hermitage (http://coord.info/GC3RA8W) in St. Enda's on the way up - anyone care to join me in to find this 'thing' ? I'm thinking about 10am...
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