Category Archive: Goals

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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Geo-News: Luck Of The Irish

Welcome aboard Captain Irish … the dapper, new alter-ego of Groundspeak ‘pilot’ Jeremy Irish – and one of three geo-teasers now on Facebook. Firstly, the high-flying chief executive unveiled this design for his latest TB, which he will launch early next month in Ulm, Germany (presumably at GC2MEGA FORTsetzung: – Die DOSENFISCHER). In response to comments by …

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Geocacher’s Puzzle TB: Filling In The Blanks

Here’s the final piece of the puzzle … Recently, It’s Not About The Numbers gave away two jigsaw blanks from the  popular Geocacher’s Puzzle TB TB1CNE2) – thanks to the generosity of its owner Brenda Shirey. The lucky recipients were popular Arizona blogger Erika Jean (GC handle: ErikaJean), and New Zealander Deb Webb (GC handle: …

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Be A Muscle Mann

  Geocacher Todd Elliott is challenging you to bulk up – not your muscles but your daily finds rate. To celebrate his second geo-anniversary, the New Zealander (GC handle: TMANN421) recently placed GC2WZAD The Great Bulk Finding Challenge, a premium member-only mystery hide in his hometown of Waikanae. In reality, it’s an easy find at the …

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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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