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Simply Paul: A whole month has passed since this excellent event in the sun, so it's time to archive it. For those who didn't make the pub quiz or dog-centric meets, this was a great start to their Geolympix weekend (and beyond) with a very helpful and welcoming landlord and a charming spot to while away a few hours, between caching expeditions. Lots of folks made it here from Piratemania and were congratulated on making the effort, and much talk of the 11-in-11 challenge was overheard. Thanks to everyone who came along and made this a relaxed and enjoyable meet - thanks too to folks who brought games. I saw several being played as I made a tour around to see everyone [:)]

Hope to see you all again at Geolympix 2013 (location TBC!)



Geolympix 2012: Carry On Optional Camping!

A cache by Simply Paul and the Geolympix team Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Saturday, 21 July 2012
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Geocache Description:

A Geolympix side event on the evening before the big day for cachers to meet, plan their '11 in 11' campaign, swap caching travel items and generally enjoy some lovely surroundings next to the canal.

Where: The Rock of Gibraltar, Enslow Bridge near Bletchingdon, Oxon. OX5 3AY. 01869 331373.

When: From 6pm to 11pm on Saturday July 21st 2012. The kitchen stops serving food at 9pm though.

What: An 'off-site' event for cachers camping at the nearby Greenhill and Diamond Farm sites... and anyone else who'd like to come along to a pretty pub besides a canal to enjoy caching-related chit-chat and the chance to sniff out any local caches. GeoKid and GeoDog (on a lead inside please) are both welcome at this friendly venue. There's wheelchair access via a ramp around the back but no dedicated loo.

Who: All cachers will be made very welcome, but please contact the pub in advance with your food order (if any) in as much detail as you can, including when you'd like to eat. This is to help them manage us in a pub which can get very busy on a Saturday evening if the weather's nice. They're on 01869 331373 or and please mention Geocaching or the Geolympix. Thank you! New to caching or cache meets? You'll be made extra welcome.

Why: Because it's traditional that Mega Events like the Geolympix have a camping side event, but we wanted ours to be as accessible and as inclusive as possible. So, no need to camp, for this one.

How: There's limited parking though, so please make the best use of the space or use the small overflow car park just beyond the canal bridge on the same side of the road.

Please bring: A game of some description, which can be played without disturbing too many other people at the pub. Cards, Cludo, Monopoly, Chess, Fieldrunners on the iPad (a personal favourite) or a Rubik's Cube would be perfect. I believe there's even a 'caching boardgame out there, somewhere. Does anyone have that? Games are something of a theme for the Geolympix. Expect Paper Plane making at another meet :)

Click here to visit, home of the Geolympix Mega Event in Oxford, England on Sunday July 22nd 2012

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