Kamikaze Koala

Monday, May 14th, 2007

5/13/2007 You found Hilltop (Traditional Cache) There was much complaining (not from me!) as we walked up the long flight of stairs leading to this cache. But the views from the top were well worth it. Mosquitoes swarmed like vampiring helicopters around GZ. They reduced c.j.b. and ...

Greenwich

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

Went to Greenwich today for the National Maritime Museum, but I found other interesting places. There aren't many original London pie shops left. They sell mash (packet mashed potato), pies, jellied eels and liquor (parsley sauce). I had a chicken and mushroom pie, gravy and mash. It wasn't bad, although ...

Persistent suitor

Saturday, June 3rd, 2006

Just got back from a frustrating session of geocaching. I had a pleasant 2.5km walk through East Ham, towards one of the Greenway geocaches. I got to within 4 metres of the caches and I was about to start searching the ivy bush mentioned in the geocache hint when: "Hi! What's ...

East Ham Nature Reserve

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

Just came back from a walk through the local area. I found 2 geocaches, one at the top of a hill, that looked like it might be an ancient burial mound of some sort, though now heavily developed. East Ham isn't a pretty place, it's residential and industrial, but it ...

Green Park

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

Spent the morning applying for jobs and recruiters, sending a fax to my bank in Australia, then I took the Tube to Oxford Circus to prove I had a UK passport to PFJ. What did I see right next to PFJ? It's Post Office Tower! (Now the BT Tower.) Last time I ...

Hampstead Heath

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Just had the most fabulous day. Went to Hampstead Heath by tube, as it was recommended in Lonely Planet London, and all the museums are closed because it's Good Friday and had the most sensational chocolate shop / geocaching / historical house hike of all time. I wish you guys ...

A Hot Day For Geocaching

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Paddocks End by The Reigate Squires S 33° 48.395 E 151° 12.368 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: 2 out of 5 Terrain: 2 out of 5 The march of progress. This area has been known for years as the Willoughby Paddocks and was the subject of an ...

All bow before the 60CS

Friday, November 11th, 2005

Must work out how to get this into my blog. It's a little wide for the side columns.

60CS new software

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Went to the GPS shop to get the map on my 60CS Garmin GPS device updated to show more of NSW and less of Brisbane and Adelaide. The nice bloke at the shop also updated my 60CS's firmware (it plays different music when it's time to turn corners now, and ...

No delicious monster

Sunday, June 19th, 2005

ZFX#3: On The Edge by zijerfex S 33° 42.182 E 151° 06.395 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: *1/2 Terrain: **1/2 On the edge of a couple roads and a creek. Zijerfex is back in the hunt ...

First proper session with the 60CS

Saturday, June 11th, 2005

Snow White by Bushrat S 33° 42.886 E 151° 13.843 (ratings out of 5 stars. 1 is easiest, 5 is hardest) Difficulty: *1/2 Terrain: *** I lie awaiting my Prince Charming. But who will dare to look in the mirror? If you ...

Activating Geocaching on the 60CS

Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

I wondered why I had no geocaches showing up in the geocaching section of my new 60CS, even though I'd just uploaded nearly 500 cache waypoints. Acting on a hunch, I changed the default unfound geocache logo from a closed cache box to a green dot (the same green dot that ...

Waypoints

Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

I bought the serial cable for my 60CS last night and I managed to upload 499 waypoints. When I look at the map, I can see them. However, they didn't show up as geocaches, only as waypoints. Looks like I still need to do some research here...

GPS problem

Sunday, June 5th, 2005

Looks like the only way I'll be able to upload waypoints onto my 60CS is via a serial cable, because Garmin hasn't made a Mac USB driver. So I'll have to obtain that (overpriced) cable and then I'll be able to connect. Sheesh, Garmin, get your act together. How hard is ...

GPSmap 60CS

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

I've been enjoying my new birthday present, a GPSmap 60CS. I haven't been able to upload geocaching waypoints to it yet, because the waypoint software it comes with only works with Windows, but the store I bought it from uploaded the Australia map software for me so at least I ...

What I want for my birthday

Saturday, March 12th, 2005

A Garmin GPSMAP 60CS. (Well, I can dream, can't I?) The GPSMAP 60CS and GPSMAP 60C are new all-purpose unitspacked with exciting new features and delivering the kind of color that consumers want in their handheld GPSs. These lightweight, rugged, waterproof units raise the bar to offer a 256-color, highly reflective ...