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Lucy in Woodvale

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Hidden : 07/14/2011
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Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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A Wherigo cache - we are by no means experts, in fact we have only completed 2 but as we really enjoyed both of them we decided that we would like to produce one ourselves.

Well that sounds easy, but it proved to be far more difficult than we anticipated. So difficult in fact that we have given up the idea of creating one from scratch and have instead adapted some open source code that was kindly made available by The Wherigo Media Group (but even that took a lot of work).

To complete this you will need to use a Garmin Colorado, a Garmin Oregon, a Pocket PC, an iPhone or an Android phone.  If you don't have a device that is capable of playing this then it would be a ideal opportunity to get together with a geocacher who has one.
We have tested it on a Garmin Oregon without any problems.  The Machman logged a successful attempt with an iPhone running the official Wherigo app (previously named PiGo). We suggest you read his log entry and pay particular attention to the point that you need to close any background apps and clear the memory cache before starting.  FelixII has found an Android app called WhereYouGo which did the job for them.

Just a few things to NOTE especially if you have not completed a Wherigo cache before.

You need to log onto using your username & password to download the cartridge "Lucy in Woodvale"  
There is also a tutorial and FAQs etc available there that may be of benefit to you.

Be Patient- the device often takes a few moments to load each screen. Don't rush ahead pressing Back/OK as many of the screens are not replayed so if you miss them, that's it.
Complete All Items- You must complete all items in a zone before the next zone becomes visible/available. So therefore you should be friendly, 'examine' and 'talk' to everyone.
Home Screen- There are 4 areas:  Locations, You See, Inventory and Tasks. You will need to return to this screen frequently to see what items have changed or are now available to you.
Zones - You will be directed to these by compass arrow which indicates how far and in which direction.
Paths - You can stay on the worn grass path around the lake's edge to the cache.

This type of cache can be frustrating if things don't go as planned or the device you are using doesn't want to co-operate.  If all else fails this is a beautiful area for a nice walk. Take your kids (if you have any) because they will probably be much better at this than most adults. Dogs are also permitted if they are on a lead.

It is best to allow at least an hour to complete this cartridge. The cache contains the usual log book and finder cards but no swappables.
There is a beautiful unactivated red Musketeer geocoin for the FTF and a traveller tag for 2TF, together with certificates.

Hope you have fun and that you can help Lucy find the stolen Crown Jewels.

****Congratulations to Chwiliwr for FTF.
 We are relieved that the first cacher to attempt this was successful.

****Thanks to The Machman and FelixII ****
for their very useful device and app feedback in their log entries.

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