News & New Caches

After several weeks with very little geocaching activity in our area I’m pleased to say this week we have an event, Adventure Lab series, a multi and 2 mystery caches all being published.

Adventure Lab Series & Bonus

This Adventure Lab consists of 4 Labs caches set on four peaks in the Carneddau with a physical bonus cache. I don’t think Ecobake will be doing a slight detour on his way home form work for this series!

Crown of the Carneddau by Clueless_Goose

GC9MHKC Crown of the Carneddau by Clueless_Goose Mystery D3.5/T4

Event

GC8MAT4 Community Celebration Event – Final Daily Grid by welshgirl11 & gmoseley88 D1/T1.5

Other Caches

GC9MKBP Y Coleg ar y Fenai by Clueless_Goose Multi D2/T1.5

GC9FKR2 Village Hall Series 1141 – Beddgelert by Flowerpot_man Mystery D2.5/T1.5

Is this the first Village Hall cache in our area?

Request your Free Kamp Koral badge trackable!

To celebrate the SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff, Geocaching has teamed up with Nickelodeon to release 7,000 limited-edition Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years character badge trackables across the globe.

Click on this link to apply Request your Free Kamp Koral badge trackable

If more requests are received than trackables available, Geocaching will randomly select people from the U.S. and other countries worldwide to receive them.

Guess the Cache 3

This one is proving a bit more difficult, so far no correct answers even though the cache does have 50 favourite points! Below is another picture clue.

News

Another week with no caches, Adventure labs, or events published in our area.

Trackable Name Badges

Looking for something unique to wear at a Geocaching event? Want everyone to know who you are? Then a trackable name badge might be the answer.

Sporting the latest Geocaching logo as well as Signal the Frog, these durable name badges identify you as a Geocacher and can be supplied with your name, your caching team name and a tracking number.

Waterpoof and hard wearing too! Each badge comes with a safety pin fastening on the rear. Available with White, Mirror Silver, Mirror Gold, Brushed Silver or Delrin plastic.

The cost of the badges is normally £4.45 each but if we can place a bulk order with NE Geocaching Supplies they will give us a discount. If you would like to use an existing trackable code that you own deduct a £1.

For more details and to place an order please contact us through the comments or email us
admin(at)9usualsuspects.uk. (replace (at) with @)

News & New Caches

Firstly we would like to wish everyone a very HAPPY 2022, let’s hope that this is the final wave of Covid and life will return back to some form of normality.

New Caches

We have just one new cache to report:

GC9KR0A A Game of Patience by Squaddie 101 Traditional D3/T1.5

Souvenir Reminder

The Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir is currently available, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab before 8th January 2022.

January Reach the Peak Souvenir Challenge

January’s challenge starts mid day UTC time on the 3rd January. This month we are heading south to Argentina and the tallest peak in South America, Aconcagua. At a towering height of 6,960 meters Aconcagua is the tallest mountain in the Andes mountain range and the tallest outside of Asia.

Cachers must collect 350 points to earn the Aconcagua Basecamp souvenir and 6,960 points to earn the Aconcagua Summit souvenir.

Here are the point values for your climb up Aconcagua:

Found a Multi-Cache775
Found a Mystery Cache750
Found a cache with 15+ Favorite points725
Found an EarthCache700
Found a Letterbox Hybrid550
Found an Adventure Location450
Found it*350

*Log a Found it on any other non-Event cache type, excluding Webcam Caches.

The maximum number of points you can earn for any cache log is 775 points.

Nosh & Natters Current Situation

Under current Covid restrictions here in Wales the rule of 6 is in place (only 6 people can meet in a hospitality setting), therefore we have no option but to suspend N&N’s until the rules are relaxed.

The Big 2021 Quiz

Here is a little something to keep the brain cells occupied over the Bank Holiday Weekend……..

Answers will be published early New Year.

  1. Name the winning horse and jockey of the Aintree Grand National?
  2. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest?
  3. Pete & Ann were away on holiday for nearly all September, Where were they?
  4. Which county was this years Geocaching UK Mega held in?
  5. In which month did Prince Philip die?
  6. What vehicle did Prince Philip choose to carry his coffin at his funeral?
  7. A new £50 note entered circulation in June this year. Which scientist/mathematician is celebrated on the new note?
  8. A ship blocked the Suez Canal for days causing worldwide delays: What was the name of the vessel?
  9. A legal dispute hit the headlines in April when Colin launched legal proceedings against Cuthbert. Who are Colin and Cuthbert?
  10. Bitcoin became the official currency in which Central American country?


  11. The Zoom meeting of a UK council went viral this year, with one guest memorably exclaiming “You do not have the authority, Jackie Weaver!” What council was it?
  12. The cast of which long-running American sitcom reunited for the first time since the show’s finale in 2004 this year?
  13. Who was the female tennis star from South London who won the US Open this year?
  14. Which American singer terminated a 13-year legal conservatorship giving their father and others control over their finances and personal life?
  15. This year ITV announced they had axed The X Factor – what year was the show first aired?
  16. What is Adele’s long awaited album called?
  17. Matt Hancock resigned as Health Secretary in June, after being caught doing something in his office – what was it?
  18. In January 2021, online retailer Boohoo acquired which brand and website for £55 million?
  19. Which news channel was launched on 13 June?


  20. Who was the former owner of a Ford Escort sold at auction for more than £52,000?
  21. Police are called as hundreds flock to Diddly Squat Farm Shop – who is its famous owner?
  22. What is the name of the new James Bond film?
  23. September saw the eruption of a volcano on which Canary Island?
  24. The 2021 Labour Party conference took place in which seaside resort?
  25. The contactless payment limit is increased from £45 to how much?
  26. Alec Baldwin was filming on the set of which upcoming film when a terrible and fatal accident occurred?
  27. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenne visited which British non-league football club’s stadium for the first time since buying it earlier in the year?
  28. Voyage is a studio album released on 5 November 2021 by which group?
  29. Which supermarket chain spoofed the John Lewis Christmas advert?


  30. At the end of November, which country became the world’s newest republic?
  31. The northern part of which English county saw a massive swing from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election?
  32. Where was “I’m a Celebrity 2021” held?
  33. Who was the winner of “I’m a Celebrity 2021″?
  34. What is the is the current Geocaching Souvenir Challenge called?
  35. In February, Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away, aged 100. He raised more than £30m for NHS charities by initially walking how many laps of his garden?
  36. In July, Unesco removed its world heritage status from which UK site?
  37. On which planet did Nasa fly a small helicopter called Ingenuity, bearing a fragment of the Wright brothers’ first aeroplane?
  38. Name the drummer of the Rolling Stones, who died aged 80?
  39. Who controversially won the Formula 1 Championship in Abu Dhabi?


  40. Which sports personality was awarded an MBE for their campaigning to help vulnerable children?
  41. In June which MP defected from Conservative to Labour, calling his former party “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”?
  42. Which landscape in Northwest Wales is given UNESCO World Heritage status?
  43. AUKUS, a trilateral security pact with was formed between the UK, Australia and the United States to provide what to Australia?
  44. Who was the first civilian aboard his own winged rocket ship to reach space, attaining an altitude of 53 miles above ground—three miles beyond the threshold of space?
  45. Who filed a lawsuit against Disney — the parent company of Marvel Studios — over their decision to stream Black Widow on Disney+ simultaneously with the theatrical release?
  46. We all have heard of PCR Covid tests, what does PCR stand for?
  47. Which famous BBC DJ passed away on Christmas Day?
  48. Who was the above’s famous brother?
  49. Which European country’s flag change went largely unnoticed?
  50. Slovenia laid claim to having the largest pile of which substance in Europe?

News & New Caches

Again there has been no new caches or events published in our area. Pink icing have cancelled their event, GC9KBDP Happy New Year at the seaside, for tomorrow (1.1.2022) due to Mark testing positive for Covid. We hope he is OK and would like to wish him a speedy negative test.

Today, 31.1.2021, is the last day to obtain Fin Souvenir, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab. From tomorrow the Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir is available, to qualify find a cache or Adventure Lab from 1st-8th January 2022.

We would like to wish everyone a very, very happy, healthy and Covid free New Year. Let’s hope 2022 will be a good one for us all with plenty of restriction free Geocaching!

And finally……..

News & New Caches

We hope everyone had a lovely, safe Christmas. Another very quiet week on the geocaching front with no new caches or events published in our area. A quick reminder the Fin 2021 souvenir is currently available, to qualify find a Geocache or Adventure Lab on or before 31st December.

Anagram Answers

Nadolig Llawen – Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everyone a very happy, safe, Covid free Christmas and take this opportunity to Thank everyone for supporting 9US through another difficult year.

Christmas Brain Teaser

For those that were not at the online party here is 10 anagrams all connected with food that you could eat on Christmas Day. Answers in the next post.

Just another couple of elf videos from last year…….. first the Moseleys

And finally Wendy, Sion and Dave…….

And the final bad cracker joke for this year……….

What did the sea say to Santa? Nothing! It just waved!

News & New Caches

Two new caches this week, both with the FTF up for grabs. What has happened to the First To Finders?

GC9K8AQ This Daughter Has Tunnel Vision by Clueless_Goose & StrawberryFinch Traditional D2/T2

Premium Member Only
GC9KBGX Ar y Ffordd o Minffordd by Clueless_Goose Traditional D3/T1.5

Online Christmas Party

Links for the party will be sent out the day before, Monday 20th December. Haven’t signed up and want to attend? Contact us through the comments.


Remember this? More elves from last years party……….

And finally…….

It’s nearly Christmas so let’s have another cracker joker……….

What do you call a reindeer who can’t see? No-eye deer

News and New Caches

No new caches or events to report this week. We are hoping to have a couple of events over New Year but we are refraining from publishing until we can see how the current Covid situation develops.

Online Christmas Party Tuesday 21st December 2021 at 8pm

We can confirm there will be no cheese, canapés, wine or Secret Santa and everyone will be social distanced!
Book your space by contacting us either through the comments or message us admin(at)9usualsuspects.uk. (replace (at) with @)

Another gem from last years party………….

Update on GC8NEAT Locationless Cache

GC8NEAT Let’s improve the outdoors – Locationless Cache
Don’t panic if you have not yet logged this cache as Geocaching HQ have extended the deadline to December 31st 2022. Originally this cache was released by Geocaching HQ as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations. Full instructions on logging requirements are found on the cache page.

New Year Souvenirs

There are two new souvenirs ‘Fin’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ available to find over the Christmas/New Year Holidays. To qualify for the Fin 2021 souvenir find any geocache from December 24-31, and the Once Upon a Time 2022 souvenir by finding another geocache from January 1-8.

The following cache types all qualify for the souvenir:

  • Traditional Caches
  • Multi-Caches
  • Virtual Caches
  • Letterbox Hybrids
  • Event Caches
  • Mystery Caches
  • Webcam Caches
  • EarthCaches
  • Wherigo Caches
  • Adventure Labs

And finally

Here is another cracker joke to get you in the mood for Christmas:

What is the best Christmas present in the world? A broken drum… you just can’t beat it!