News & New Caches 50

Just two new caches on the edge of our area.

GC9ZFBT Pappa Bear – The Cuckoo Trail by Cuckoosuzie Traditional D1.5/T2
GC9ZFCZ Momma Bear – The Cuckoo Trail by Cuckoosuzie Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Final Event Reminder

GC8Q963 Makers Community Celebration Event by Naturesbyte D1/T1.5
Where: Plas Gwernoer, Nantlle
When: 10th September, 2022
Time: 2.00pm-6pm (the bar will remain open until the last person leaves!)
BBQ: 5pm
Trackable Raffle Draw: 5.30pm

Haven’t heard of ‘Snag the Tag’? Well, neither had we until Jack contacted us, see previous post. During the afternoon Jack, Clueless_Goose, will explain the rules of this game, how to claim your prize if you are lucky enough to find a tag and of course try to answer any questions you might have.

We will also have the Adventure labs from the UK Mega available to solve, these have been kindly donated by the SOS_Mega_Crew.

Please log a ‘Will Attend’ or contact us so that we have some idea of numbers for catering etc.

Signal’s Labyrinth Survey

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There have been 3 new caches recently published, nice to see another fine pair!
GC9PPZH A Fine Pair #1662 ~ Salem by RichieBlod Multi D2/T2
Brooks’ Barmouth Bash series sees the addition of another 2 caches:
GC9QRVF Brooks’ Barmouth Bash meets Mawddach Meander by CazzaB80 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9QRV0 Brooks’ Barmouth Bash #1a – Alternative Route by CazzaB80 Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Event Reminder

GC9QBKA CITO 2022 Season 1 by 9 Usual Suspects CITO Event

When: Sunday 10th April 2022
Where: Morfa Parc, Caernarfon
Time: 11am – 1pm

By attending this event you will earn the above souvenir and also be helping to take care of our local environment. Please note there is only limited roadside parking but we do have permission to park in Tescos carpark. We look forward to seeing you.

New CITO Equipment

new equipment

As our regular litter picking attendees are very aware a lot of our equipment had seen better days and we have been struggling to replace. We are pleased to announce that we have finally made contact and have had a very successful meeting with Clean & Tidy, Gwynedd Councils new department that deal with issuing of equipment and sundries. We have a new supply of gloves, adults and childrens, different design litter pickers and bag hoops. The council would like feed back on the quality of the pickers and hoops, also any suggestions for future purchases of equipment. We have already requested the access to extra long handled pickers.

News & New Caches

Three new traditional caches have been recently published:

GC9PX90 Brooks’ Barmouth Bash #4.5 – Route Finder Traditional D1.5/T2

Following caches are Premium Members only:
GC9P15M CITO – Slightly Higher Flying Aircraft by PPJ889 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9PBE4 CITO – Valley Layby by Squaddie101 Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Where are the First to Finders?

Crown of the Carneddau by Clueless_Goose

GC9MHKC Crown of the Carneddau by Clueless_Goose Mystery D5/T5

Amazingly the FTF is still up for grabs on this Adventure Lab and bonus cache, 8 weeks after publication! To give everyone a bigger incentive, cache owner Clueless_Goose, has increased the difficulty and terrain ratings of the bonus to the maximum D5/T5. Will this carrot lead the donkeys up the hill?

Event Reminder

GC8MAT4 Community Celebration Event – Final Daily Grid by welshgirl11 & gmoseley88
When: Friday 18th March 2022
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Where: Dinas Dinlle
Join Lon & Gwyn in celebrating completing their Daily Grid at Dinas Dinlle. We are hoping to have a couple of new caches go live………….. and there will be cake!

Last weekends CITO

GC9N9C1 Plas vs Plastic CITO by Squaddie101

escapefromwork, Bess’s Friends and naturesbyte with some of the bags of litter collected

We would like to say a Big Thank You to Squaddie101 for organising. This event was part of the Million Mile Beach Clean and was run in conjunction with British Divers Marine Life Medics (BDMLR), Keep Wales Tidy – Cadwch Grymu’n Daclus and Orthios Group who removed/recycled all trash and plastic collected. The 50+ volunteers collected a huge 720kg rubbish, mainly plastic of which 400kg was recycled.

Guess the Cache 6

So far no correct guesses, so here is a very big clue, you may find yourself on a Magical Mystery Tour….

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 Lab 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?

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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 & 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.

News & New Caches

Only one new cache and one new event published this week. The event is a bit out of our area but for anyone wanting to visit a beautiful beach on New Years Day this event by Pink icing should be considered.

GC9KBDP Happy New Year at the seaside by Pink icing Event D1/T1.5

GC9JT53 Promenade Across The Causeway by Clueless_Goose Multi D2/T1.5

A lovely multi cache which takes you along Belgian Promenade that can be combined with this Adventure Lab Gateway to Ynys Mon – Exploring Menai Bridge created by escapefromwork.

GIFF Results

This year’s Signal Award winner is…

First hide – Geocaching Documentary from Finland

“Braija returns with “First hide – Geocaching Documentary from Finland.” This year, he’s a Community Volunteer Reviewer here to help a cacher with his first geocache hide. He shares tips and tricks which can help every new cache hider!” Geocaching HQ Blog

This year’s People’s Choice winner is…

Signal Academy – Froggy’s Dream

“Signal Academy – Froggy’s Dream shows a day in the life at Signal Academy – a school for cute miniature Signal the Frogs! From Dr. Professor Signalus’ lessons to Outdoor Recreation class, there’s lots going on at Signal Academy.” Geocaching HQ Blog

I’m not sure if we all agree with the peoples choice vote result. There were 61 film submissions from 15 different countries, 17 of which made the cut for this years film show. The next GIFF will be in 2 years time, 2023, due to Geocaching HQ 20th anniversary celebrations. Could we do better?

Other Stuff

A big Thank You to everyone who attended last nights online party and Pete for sorting out all the technical stuff etc. Let us hope that next year we will all be meeting up in person and not online events.

Another elf dance from last year, take it away Pink icing and Jude100………

And as it is not quite Christmas here’s another cracker joke…….

Who says “Oh, oh, oh!”? Santa Claus walking backwards

New Caches

This weeks new caches, 9 caches in total, all on Anglesey.

Shall we go for a walk series by Jonesof3

We can highly recommend this new series around a long disused oil storage facility that has been taken over by nature. There is plenty of evidence of its past industrial history but at this time of year it is full of wild flowers, birds, butterflies, damsel and dragonflies, all things I love. The geocaches are all interesting hides and containers, though we do feel the difficulty rating on some is a bit on the low side. After following in the footsteps of the master FTF shark Ecobake for most of the series, we did manage a FTF but sadly the last cache in the series eluded us on our first attempt. But NOT being competitive First to Finders we have since rectified our failure with a lot of help from the CO!

GC9BZ2D Shall we go for a walk #1 by Jonesod3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ2G Shall we go for a walk #2 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ2N Shall we go for a walk #3 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ2V Shall we go for a walk #4 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ2Z Shall we go for a walk #5 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ33 Shall we go for a walk #6 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ37 Shall we go for a walk #7 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BZ3E Shall we go for a walk #8 by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Anglesey is this weeks hot spot with the only other new cache also placed there.
GC9C67C Cae Mynydd Bryngwran by TegwenEdwards Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Return of Nosh & Natters

We had hoped that we would be announcing the return of N&N’s at the end of June but it is looking highly unlikely that Covid restrictions are going to be lifted to allow group gatherings in a Pub/Restaurant and therefore Geocaching UK will not be reinstating events. So we have a suggestion, as groups of 30 people can met outside at an organised event, how about a “*Pot Luck” BBQ at ours? This will also give Pete a chance to show off his posh BBQ acquired in lockdown. We are thinking either the weekend of 25th/26th or the evening of Tuesday 29th June as this should have been N&N night. Please register interest in the comments and your preferential day.
* Pot Luck – everybody bringing a contribution

New Caches

There has been 6 caches published in our area during the last 7 days and I am sure Ecobake has already found them all.

GC9BGKD Radio Waves by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BF65 Grit your teeth by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BF5X Cache Windfall by Jonesof3 Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BR7F Lets fence it, magnets are fun! by Hayley and the kids Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9BR7Q Track it down by Hayley and the kids Traditional D1.5/T1.5

Premium Member Only
GC9AWPM Cefn Y Meusydd Isaf by Ruthiejane Traditional D1.5/T1.5

CITO Update

We can confirm that the council have picked up all the bags but have left the road cone!

Bags have now gone but the cone is still on the wall

Thanks again to everyone who attended.

Glaslyn Ospreys Latest

For those following the Ospreys it has been a very traumatic week, terrible weather leading to floods, injury of the male, Aran, and the loss of the first chick.

The latest statement from Bywyd Gwyllt Glaslyn Wildlife can be found here

New Caches

Just two new caches this week:

GC9B20Z Stop At The Estuary by KANDRANDD Traditional D1.5/T1.5
GC9B21C Diwedd Marw by KANDRANDD Traditional D3/T2.5

GIFF 2021

Lights, Camera, Action! We are excited to announce that the Geocaching International Film Festival is back for another year of geocaching film fun! We hope to be hosting the film show on Saturday 20th November, times and venue still to be confirmed.

Osprey Update

I don’t know if you have been following the Glaslyn Ospreys but it has been quite a week with another female osprey, KS8’s, prolonged intrusion at the Glaslyn nest on 9th May 2021. KS8 was hatched on the Clywedog nest in 2018. A video summarising the days events can be found here

This weekend should see the hatching of the first egg, let’s hope there are no more intruders.

New Caches

We have 31 new caches published this week, all premium members only, that should keep everyone busy over the weekend. We have also included a couple of updates from this summers mega events.

GC98TR7 # 1 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1/T1 Traditional
GC98TT1 #2 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1/T1 Traditional
GC98TTR #3 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TV9 #4 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TVV #5 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TWC #6 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TWV #7 Hike or Bike HALO by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TXF #8 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TY0 #9 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TYE #10 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TYN #11 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TZ5 #12 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98TZR #13 Hike or Bike HALO by Fudgeman D2.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V08 #14 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V1T #15 Hike or Bike (Bodowyr Burial Chamber) by Fudgeman D1/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V1Y #16 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V2J #17 Hike or Bike HALO by Fudgeman D2.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V2Z #18 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V37 #19 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V3G #20 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V3P #21 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V44 #22 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V4B #23 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V4K #24 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V54 #25 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V5A #26 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V5M #27 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V62 #28 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V69 #29 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V6H #30 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1.5 Traditional
GC98V6W #31 Hike or Bike by Fudgeman D1.5/T1 Traditional

Update from London Calling 2021 Mega

I am not sure if any one is planning on attending GC8JAYF London Calling 2021 but here is the latest announcement from the organisers:

“There’s just one month left to pre-order bus geocoins and supporters packs!

These are going to be removed from the online store at the end of May, in order to give us enough time to order in the coins and other items. 

Geocoins are avaliable here: https://londoncallingnow.square.site/shop/trackables/2?page=1

Supporters packs are avaliable here: https://londoncallingnow.square.site/shop/tickets-and-supporters-packs/4

Don’t forget, if you’re coming to London Calling then you’ll need a ticket to get in. These are cheaper in advance, and are available here: https://londoncallingnow.square.site/product/london-calling-2021-entry-ticket/4

Update from Piratemania

Time to start planning your voyage and to book your berth!

Arr Buccaneers!
CAMPING FOR PM13 2021 
IS NOW OPEN
https://www.piratemania.org/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=17