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    Default Off to Mevagissey

    Ok i did not post early enough last time so at the end of the six weeks hols we are off to Cornwall (Mavagissey to be precise).

    The closest cache to where we are staying is

    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...3-d09991a51f1f

    The google map centred on Mevagissey is here

    http://www.geocaching.com/map/defaul...8&lng=-5.15563

    Bookmark lists recomendations etc all gratefully recieved.

    So lets start at what we like from a cache.

    So

    1. Multi cache or long walk to a traditional

    2. Medium or large container (at the end)

    3. Terrain of 2.5 or above (this is flexible as some people overate and some people underrate their caches) experience has taught us just who is likely to go which way in general in the local area

    4. Difficulty of 2 or above again flexible as some are over and some are under rated.

    5. Is not on our ignore list. Again experience has taught us to avoid certain shall we say cache setters caches.

    6. Within two hours drive of base

    Now these are not hard and fast rules and we will and do do the easier traditionals and multis that are closer to home.

    One thing we all agree on is that puzzles are for IQ tests not cache pages (unless we know the answers that is!) even so we will occasionally make the effort to solve some of the higher terrain ones as we like the physical challenges esp if going on holiday in the area (race the clock for example).

    So not hard and fast rules just some general guidelines we follow and definitely not set in stone. Its not that we always cache that way it is the way we prefer to cache given the time to do so.

    Types of caches we don’t like are what are called power trails with no variety. A series of caches on a long path that are all just film canisters by the side of the path and do nothing more than boost numbers are a real bore for us, however a series of ingeniously hidden film canisters on the same trail all log-gable (or in a multi) would be of great interest to us.

    We will also try to do any 5/5's in reach of the base.
    Edit to add long trads to likes oops !
    Last edited by markandlynn; 2nd June 2008 at 11:20 AM.
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    Whilst not within your guidelines in terms of distance from base, don't forget the TCs in Devon ... perhaps on your way through Devon ?

    http://www.terracaching.com/gmap.cgi#center_lat=50.5977&center_lon=-3.7544&center_zoom=7&cselect=all&ctselect=all

    I've not cached a lot in the immediate area of Mavagissey but one GC cache that I've enjoyed in the area that may fit your request ...

    GC190WC (Traditional, not a multi but lovely views of the estuary)

    Enjoy your trip!
    Paul (Lord Darcy)



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    and a P.S.

    There's a local caching forum that may also help ...
    http://www.kammneves.co.uk/kacher/index.php
    Paul (Lord Darcy)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Darcy View Post
    Whilst not within your guidelines in terms of distance from base, don't forget the TCs in Devon ... perhaps on your way through Devon ?

    http://www.terracaching.com/gmap.cgi#center_lat=50.5977&center_lon=-3.7544&center_zoom=7&cselect=all&ctselect=all

    I've not cached a lot in the immediate area of Mavagissey but one GC cache that I've enjoyed in the area that may fit your request ...

    GC190WC (Traditional, not a multi but lovely views of the estuary)

    Enjoy your trip!
    Never been near enough to a TC to find one but they are in my database.

    Traditionals are absolutely fine in fact ive edited the likes above to include them.

    We absolutely adore any cliff walking like really really adore them.
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    <Owned cache plugging mode>

    Currently, the nearest TC to your base of operations is http://www.terracaching.com/viewcache.cgi?C=TC9RF
    a 12 litre container on Dartmoor full of goodies.

    </Owned cache plugging mode>

    and if you like LARGE caches consider GC138VE http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...df4b0e2a&log=y

    Cheers,
    Paul
    Paul (Lord Darcy)



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    Ive started a public bookmark list (we cant be the only cachers holidaying in cornwall this year)

    See the long list here !!

    http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/...7-7f8246c8791d
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    I'd highly recommend Black Head which is just a short distance from here.
    http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache...log=y&decrypt=

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    FollowMeChaps Guest

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    ".......at the end of the six weeks hols......" - WHAT!!!!

    Must be teachers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FollowMeChaps View Post
    ".......at the end of the six weeks hols......" - WHAT!!!!

    Must be teachers!
    Or parents perhaps ? :cheers:
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    Birdman-of-liskatraz Guest

    Default Birdman says 'ello

    Hello forthcoming emmet type people...

    It's always hard to suggest caches to do.. I love the ones up on Bodmin moor - a nice hike, stunning views and with few exceptions no micros!

    In the St Austell area anything by Gribben is normally worth a visit - his Award Winning Sawmills cache was interesting. Janpes Mining Heritage Earthcaches are good.. as are his Clay Trails series - stunning views.

    Anyway - any questions feel free to give me a shout... Maybe we can meet up for a pint - or something...

    Steve/Birdman

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    You have to do Monkey Island if you want a great challenge.

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    Many thanks, solved the puzzles now.

    We plan to do one or two good uns a day followed by nearby ones that seem OK.

    So we need more recomendations !

    Also are there any more night caches in cornwall we could go for ?

    And finally anyone know where the nearest climbing wall is please !


    THANK YOU
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    Birdman-of-liskatraz Guest

    Default More in Cornwall

    Phew...

    I've trawlled through a long list and put together a Bookmark list of caches I seem to recall I enjoyed...

    http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/...2-2737fac53b1f



    I hope thats useful..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman-of-liskatraz View Post
    Phew...

    I've trawlled through a long list and put together a Bookmark list of caches I seem to recall I enjoyed...

    http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/...2-2737fac53b1f



    I hope thats useful..
    Very many thanks for the efforts and recomendation so far its much appreciated.
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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    Off tommorow morning packed the wine do we need anything else ??
    "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning."

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