Category Archive: 2010/2011

kjwx’s Report Card: 2011

Now the Year of the Rabbit has hopped off into the sunset, it’s time to fess up … Keeping New Year’s resolutions has NEVER been my thing. But 12 months ago, I wasn’t about to be outdone by my darling brother when he set his agenda for 2011.  All fired up, I started my so-called Year of The Geo-Goal with a bang, …

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A Very Canny Canadian Cache

In a very belated tribute for Canada Day, It’s Not About The Numbers profiles a new cache making a big impact in British Columbia. You’ll never see a DNF on GC2Y8Q8 Made in Canada, Eh! For starters, this cache is nearly a metre high by 1.2-metres long by almost half a metre wide, and can …

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‘My Doctor Who Odyssey’

Personally, the TV show Doctor Who creeps me out – I blame the Daleks and Tom Baker’s scarf – but for American teacher and cartoonist Bruce Nelson (GC handle: Cecil-EGCM), it’s an addiction as strong as geocaching. He tells It’s Not About The Numbers about combining three of his loves for his 14-cache Doctor Who …

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Vive La Cache

It’s Not About The Numbers caches up with Dunedin’s Gerard Hyland (GC handle: GSVNoFixedAbode) after a 26-day holiday to Britain and France to learn about his favourite foreign finds. “There are those of us who go on caching holidays, and those of us who go on holiday and get to cache – I’m in the …

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Puzzled Yet Geocachers?

Have you spotted It’s Not About The Numbers‘ piece yet? CLUE: Guveq qbja sebz gur gbc ba gur evtug-unaq fvqr. According to owner Brenda Shirey (GC handle: Sequoia_2), her Geocacher’s Puzzle travel bug now comprises 120 pieces in total – it took her 15 minutes and two tables to assemble them all before she could …

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Six Months On And Still Resolute

Read ’em and weep, Cumbyrocks … I may (always) be trailing you when it comes total finds but I’m obviously better at setting geo-resolutions. As some It’s Not About The Numbers readers may recall, my own geo-year runs from January 1st to December 31st so I get to see my darling brother’s half-yearly report before …

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One Man’s Carrot And Stick Approach

Dutch geocacher Willem Heeringa is sticking with his lucky number – 10,000 – as he attempts his latest goal. After logging his 10,000th find on 10-10-10, his friends gifted him an engraved achievement geocoin. And it’s this trackable that Heeringa (GC handle: Wilxlii Carrotte) hopes will bring more success as he works on getting it …

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Goals Update: The Cumbyrocks Eyes Are Bigger Than Edition

Back in November I set my goals for 2010/11 (my year runs by my caching start date) and now that we’re just over halfway through I thought I should keep myself honest and give an update…this is not going to be pretty. My goals as outlined in the original post are below. The comments in …

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Keeping Track Of One Geocacher’s Pet Project

Auckland geocacher Steve Shipway (GC handle: sshipway) is hoping to give pause for thought over the recent catastrophies in Christchurch and Japan with two fundraising ‘Whiskers the Cat’ travel tags. “Back when the big earthquake hit Christchurch in February, my family and I had only been geocaching for a couple of weeks (our first find …

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Chasing Cache For Charity

Australian charity Big Brothers Big Sisters is cashing in on the growing popularity of geocaching with its new fundraiser. This week the Melbourne youth mentoring scheme launched ‘Chase the Cache’, an event it describes as “a treasure hunt with a twist using state-of-the-art GPS technology” and the first of its kind in Australia. In an …

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