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Simply Paul: It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of flashmob events, but it's still with a heavy-heart that I archive this one. Why and why, you ask? Because a flashmob which moves on to a pub would be better held in a pub, to my mind, but this event needed to be over in a hurry, as people hot-footed it to their cars, two cache types/icons in their pocket, but nine more to get! The reason I'm sad to archive it is that, for 15 crazy minutes (extra craziness when the coach arrived to block the webcam's view. I saw something of the mob in the 300+ folk gathered here then. Had the driver not moved on quickly, I could easily imagine pitchforks and flaming torches being produced) Banbury was not so far from hosting an out-door Mega Flashmob! A real buzz of expectation and fun in the air, great help from the people who had stewarding status thrust upon them and a strong sense of the caching community coming together... to do something pretty ridiculous for 8am on a Sunday morning! Massive thanks to everyone who came along, joined in and helped kick G-Day off in amazing style. [:D]

For people after an 11-in-11 souvenir, Groundspeak have confirmed they won't be releasing one, so here's one I prepared earlier: http://img.geocaching.com/cache/large/6ada25ef-4f7d-4fbc-bcfb-dc9c341ac4d6.jpg - You can add it to your profile by adapting the HTML seen here http://www.geolympix.com/how.html

Since a whole month has passed since this memorable meet - how?! - it's time to archive it. We're looking to make a photo book of the best pictures from the Geolympix programme, so please send your best shots to team@geolympix.com and you could win a copy.

Cheers again and see you all again for Geolympix 2013? (location TBC!)

SP

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Geolympix Banbury Cross Webcam-Flash Flash-Mob

A cache by Simply Paul and the Geolympix team Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Sunday, 22 July 2012
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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Geocache Description:

A Webcam-Flash Flash-Mob event within view of the closest webcam cache to the GEOLYMPIX MEGA in Oxford, 21.6 miles/34.7Km away. The perfect way to start your 11in11 day!

When: 8am-8.15am, Sunday July 22nd 2012.

Where: In view of Banbury Cross webcam at the above co-ords.

What: The event logbook will be available ONLY between 8am and 8.15am. At 8.15am sharp we'll all gather for a webcam photo to be taken for GCR3TR - Banbury Cross WebCam. This starts the clock ticking for the 11I11H challenge, making this event the perfect way for anyone looking to find 11 Icons in 11 Hours (a British record?) to start their day! Don't forget to visit the GEOLYMPIX MEGA cache page- GC22T2T and CITO event page- GC3P05Y too!

Theme: If you can, please bring a camera with you. At the sound of the whistle at 8am sharp, produce your camera and take a photo with it of whatever catches your attention, and upload your snap/s with your Attended log. Thanks!

Who: All cachers are very welcome - including GeoDogs and GeoKids - but especially those attempting the 11 icons in 11 hours Geolympix challenge.

The Geolympix: Be Outstanding in the Field!

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[Just make sure you're with the group for the webcam photo!]

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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