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cache type Armitage Court cache size

by Robin Lovelock
(Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)

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Coordinates ( WGS-84 datum )
N 51° 23.818'   W 000° 39.595'

Ascot ,    Berkshire   
United Kingdom    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 07 Sept 2001
Waypoint (Landmark): N000C9
Open Cache:    Unrestricted
Cache type:    Unknown
Cache size:    Unknown

Difficulty:   gps half gps (easy)
Terrain:   gps half gps (easy)
Misc: Parking is available No fees!

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aerial photoIt seemed silly NOT to include this Geocache, under the small oak tree at the front of 22 Armitage Court. The big tupperware box is just 5 yards from the position seen on this WGS84 calibrated GPSS map on the right. I guess only "GPS Nuts" will visit this Geocache, or those wanting to cadge a free cup of tea or coffee from me. There is nothing much of interest here, other than the calibrated mapping on www.gpss.co.uk, but it is only a short distance from much more interesting places, like Virginia Water. aerial photo

You will need to be a complete idiot not to find this one easily. No need to stray more than a yard onto my property - those with long arms need not even do this. If you see me at my study window, sadly answering e-mail, lighten my day and give me a wave. Our 'phone number is +44 1344 620775 - 01344 620775 within the UK. If you wish, come up and ring the doorbell - but only in the daylight hours please :-)




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Note 08 Dec 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
     Open Log:    Unrestricted
I've just put the cache back in it's original position. The lid is the same, and so is the log book - but now dry. I've also replaced the instant camera, for those who want to take a piccy of themselves. The lid has a crack in the corner, but hopefully not big enough to let water in.
Note 06 Dec 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
Yes, it was the gnome I investigated first - the real cache was hidden under some autumn leaves and I thought the gnome was the cache until I took the base off and found it empty :-)

I thought the damage to the box didn't really look like chewing, but I couldn't think what else it could be! Never thought of fire!

Certainly not put me off R & J caches though :-)

Rgds, Andy
Note 06 Dec 2009 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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Sorry Amberel: I do feel silly - with this cache under my nose, and yet it having got into such sorry a state. When I received your log I could not believe your words about the local wildlife having chewed holes in the box, so investigated. The photo here shows you that the only wildlife that could cause this would be a fire-breathing dragon. Then I remembered how this happened: I enthusiastically used fire to burn the bamboo weed that had sprung up in our front garden, thinking it was safe playing a water hose over shrubs and trees. I forgot about the plastic geocache box. Luckily, the farting gnome guarding the box was not damaged - although I had not heard from him in some time - I put this down to water in the electronics. I assume this is the other cache you refer to. I will dry out the contents and replace the box soon, then post an update here. Sorry - I hope this has not put you off our caches.
   camera burnt Armitage Court cache - sorry ! :-)
I found it! 05 Dec 2009 by  Amberel   (Finds: 61   Score: 201.5)   (Hidden: 2   Score: 11.5)
     Open Log:    Non-commercial use only
A quick find, after I had first investigated the dummy cache placed in front of the real one, and found it empty :-)

But when I picked up the real cache, it had obviously been well chewed by the local wildlife, as there were several gaping holes in the side. A couple of pints of water ran out, and through the holes I could see the contents were sopping wet. In the circumstances there didn't seem any point in bothering to open the lid, so I just replaced the cache.

I did ring the bell, but it was a bit too early on a Saturday morning.

Shame about this one, but it is in dire need of some attention. At least it's not far to go!

Rgds, Andy
I found it! 19 Sept 2007 by  TheRoundings   (Finds: 2   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
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Our first cache find on Navicache although I did create a n account over a year ago. We were drawn here again by a cybertrail left by Sandvika.

It was of course an easy find and unfortunately we didn't have time during the lunch time dash to say hi.

WE will defintely try some of the others.

Thanks for keeping this one alive and well.

Duncan


I found it! 16 Sept 2007 by  heffalump007   (Finds: 40   Score: 143)   (Hidden: 5   Score: 10)
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Superbly easy find with Sandvika, We had brought with us a fully used camera from another of Robin's caches as the most modest of pretexts to ring the door bell & had a coffee.

The real pleasure was of course to meet Robin with his spontaneous hospitality to invite us in. There followed a most interesting discussion on the way in which geocaching has developed and also of course.

Signed the Log 11:00
Thanks for the cache, coffee and chat,
Heffalump007(Richard Salmon)
I found it! 16 Sept 2007 by  sandvika   (Finds: 51   Score: 142.5)   (Hidden: 13   Score: 66.5)
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Superbly easy find with Heffalump007, we don't qualify as complete idiots! We had brought with us a fully used camera from another of Robin's caches as the most modest of pretexts to ring the door bell and cadge a coffee.

The real pleasure was of course to meet Robin with his spontaneous hospitality to invite us in. There followed a most interesting discussion on the way in which geocaching has developed and also of course to GPS software that was more directly relevant to Heffalump007 with his variety of contemporary GPSr equipment compared to my museum piece.

SL@11:00 TNLN Thanks for the cache, coffee and chat, Sandvika (Roderick Parks)
Note 13 Feb 2007 by  Robin Lovelock   (Finds: 12   Score: 34)   (Hidden: 48   Score: 142)
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Robin replaced with a newer, smaller box - guarded by a flatulent gnome. Please do not remove him - he is there to annoy passers-by, including our neighbours :-)
I found it! 04 Dec 2001 by  Hiemdahl   (Finds: 2   Score: 6)   (Hidden: 0   Score: 0)
     Open Log:    Personal use only
Had a wonderful time in the UK. It is always a pleasure to meet fellow geocachers. Yoy will have to visit Fort Worth so we can return the hospitality!
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