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10 years today since I started geocaching, back then there were no smartphones and gps gadgets were relatively expensive.  First attempts were just relying on the OS map and clues taking me up in the hills, it was darn hard, 7 weeks later I finally found my first geocache with a local drive by with an easy clue - I was hooked and put the order in for a gps from America. 

10 years later totted up 405 finds mostly over the lake district, finding hidden gems and devilish caches in caves, down water logged tunnels, up many trees, the odd puzzle (not keen on puzzle caches), attempting to be first to find newly placed geocache and finding like many to have been beaten to them by a local fell runner.

My 1st find with map 27/06/2005 - Flannagan and Allen (Cumbria) - http://coord.info/GC4FCB
My 1st find with GPS 09/07/2005 - Castle Hill - http://coord.info/GCNQ29
FTF 29/01/2006 - Lift Thine Eyes to the Hills - http://coord.info/GCT69X
Favourite series - Quest for the Ring of Power - http://coord.info/GCYJTC
longest walk (12 mile / 15 caches) - Uncle Monty's Country Cottage - http://coord.info/GC1WDE3
Most memorable - Secret Cave (Trail to the Cave) - http://coord.info/GCWGQK
Most devious - It's a lock out - http://coord.info/GCWZ03 (4 hours carrying a large toolbox over fell finding keys to unlock all the padlocks)
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Westmorland Gazette hope you didn't notice they were one story short for today's edition, eye tests available if you missed it
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Bread of Heron - high, wide and handsome
Here we are then: 2015 already and Bread of Heron still hasn't opened its doors. "So what's been occurring?" as Ness in Gavin and Stacy would say. Why no friendly huddle in the shepherd's hut at the mill every week? As any bread maker knows, things take tim...
Here we are then: 2015 already and Bread of Heron still hasn't opened its doors. "So what's been occurring?" as Ness in Gavin and Stacy would say. Why no friendly huddle in the shepherd's hut at the mill every week? As any br...
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Should apple ditch the lightning connector and on future hardware releases include a usb-c connector, hate being ripped off by apple every time my lightning cable breaks
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They should now that we have USB-C, those who were using micro-USB should have switched. Before USB-C, I imagined lightning could become the new micro-USB because it's reversible and it wouldn't be proprietary anymore.
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Mintfest 2014 - Sunday
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Day 2 for dad feeding the growing sourdough, inspiration taken form local bread fan +Pete Taylor 

http://pjotaylorheroncornmill.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/wimbledon-bread.html
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Today I have a perfect brie
Sometimes things just fall out right. Not very often, it has to be admitted, but just once in a while you get that feeling that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. This week at Bread of Heron, the Heron Corn Mill's community bread...
Sometimes things just fall out right. Not very often, it has to be admitted, but just once in a while you get that feeling that everything is for the best in the best of all possible worlds. This week at Bread of Heron, the H...
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Did the windows 10 announcement go well? Reading all the comments on the various feeds it seems there are a lot of confused people, seeing a lot of the following queries:-

"Free for 1st year but do I then have to pay a subscription after that?"

"What if you're not entitled to the free upgrade, how much will Win10 be?"

"Are there different versions for the PC?"

"They say it'll be valid for the life of the device, what if my motherboard fails, will I have to buy a new OS licence?"
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+Todd Godchaux
 True, but with M$, there's few fine ways to limit and manage what they gather on you. Plus, if you've already paid full price, you expect a full package for your OS bundled apps, not avenues for getting more sneaky commercialization inside.
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Bread of Heron - high, wide and handsome
Here we are then: 2015 already and Bread of Heron still hasn't opened its doors. "So what's been occurring?" as Ness in Gavin and Stacy would say. Why no friendly huddle in the shepherd's hut at the mill every week? As any bread maker knows, things take tim...
Here we are then: 2015 already and Bread of Heron still hasn't opened its doors. "So what's been occurring?" as Ness in Gavin and Stacy would say. Why no friendly huddle in the shepherd's hut at the mill every week? As any br...
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We've not heard back from you so have gone ahead and removed this post, it's simply too cryptic or insider stuff, sorry, we don't think that it belongs here.
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Mintfest 2014 - Saturday
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Looks like a good weekend, missed it again, working aaargh!
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Great evening to start this years Mintfest
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Been reading about the monkey selfie with Wikipedia claim as the monkey took the photo and said monkey is not covered by american copyright law then it makes the photo public domain and the photographer who setup the photo has no claim to the copyright

I wondered what the The Week in Law and views would make of this?

Is Wikipedia trying to pull a fast one, or if they are in the right would it mean that if I put those wildlife trigger camera's that all of wildlife tv programmes use and photos/video triggered by wildlife is public domain?
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+Tom Wisniewski Yes the guy planned for his camera to be used in this way as it was the only way he found to get a photo of the monkey

Wikimedia has now got a public vote going on, on whether to keep the photo on their site - sounding like they're in it for the publisity
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