Published January 23, 2009
Mick is an Australian Merino sheep. He wants to track down his genealogy (Big word for a little sheep eh!). Can you help Mick track down Australian, French, Spanish, Saxon and other Merino sites of interest? (For any sheep reading this: baaa ba babaaaa baaaaaah bah baba)
Mick the Mangy Merino travels OS to the USA, he has left Australia to continue his journey.
The worlds first cache that crosses over to a virtual world???
That’s correct folks there is a geocache in Second Life Virtual Geocache (GA0483) on Geocaching Australia. 
So how about ‘in world’ geocaching?
Second Life residents can travel to Houlihan, pick up their in-world GPS unit and locate their first cache. The GPS unit is a held item that beeps with increased frequency the closer to the cache. They can then log into the geocaching website and log their find. 
Second Life : Geocaching in SL
This will need further investigation
 Virtual Geocache (GA0483) [Geocaching Australia]
 SLG In the News Again [SLGEOCACHING]
 Geocaching in SL (2007-April-04) [SL Games]
Published April 7, 2007
River Deep to Mountain High – A new caching game on www.cachinggames.com.
The 2007 River Deep to Mountain High game is all about geocaching around your country. Mountains and rivers. Plains and beaches. Looking for the 4 essential elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water. Taking drives through the country and strolls through the bush. It’s about the journey, not the destination (except of course there is a cache at the end).
This game requires you to find 20 caches, coins or swaggies out of 30 specified requirements on either geocaching.com or Geocaching Australia (geocaching.com.au)
The game runs from 01-May-2007 00:00:01 to 30-Jun-2007 23:59:59.
Published September 23, 2006
Aaargh, the caching event be over …
Avaast!! A big thanks to the The Brethren of the Coast for a great event!
Costumes: the kids, big and small, got into the spirit with many scurvy sea dogs to be found. This added a great feel to the event. Aarrrgh!
Take 1: We have a cunning plan, enter the waypoints into the laptop and see how the land lies, then go and find the caches … of course it’ll work, it’s *technology!* After managing to fill the Etrex with barnacles ‘n bilge water after an OziExplorer *incident* we managed to not find a single cache inside the campsite. Damn we’re good
Take 2: How about we pickup our personal caches then pick off all of the cahes in that area, that’s NOT technology … of course it’ll work! We managed to grab quite a few this way.
(A big appology to all the local cachers who will now get stared at by the Police … “isn’t that the hobby where you climb around the freeway bridge dressed as a pirate looking for film canisters?” *chuckle*)
Night caching: loved it! My shins have a few new scars, but we managed a win! a win? a win by about 2 seconds, how close can you get. (Our big secret – thank goodness we had to go back for waypoint 1 as there was a path directly from 1 to 9 which we could follow out and back)
Arrrgh! we’ll back next year, and I’ll have a belaying pin to fix the technology
cheers The ELTHAM Mob
[1.] The Eye of the Dragon (GCW13A) [geocaching.com]
Published September 19, 2006
geek , geocaching , pirates
September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day
This weekend is the The Eye of the Dragon and The Pirates Soiree organised by Brethren of the Coast at Camp Kariong just off the freeway near Gosford town.
Pirate Day didn’t help the Swedish Pirate Party at the Swedish national elections as the Voters Keelhaul Pirate Party.
[1.] http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ [Talk Like A Pirate Day]
[2.] Pirate vs Ninja [Pirate vs Ninja]
Published June 30, 2006
Tags: geocaching, iPAQ, pda
Some links to paperless caching information …
[1.] Paperless Geocaching [Wikipedia]
[2.] Paperless Caching [Florida Caching]
[3.] Geocaching Software [Wikipedia]
Published June 27, 2006
geek , geocaching
One of the features that would have been good during this weekends caching was quick access to the GCA State RSS feeds to see what was happening via GPRs with a very light data feed. After some initial testing the RSS feeds came up blank
Are the RSS feeds empty? 
Posted: 27 June 06 10:38 am
Thanks for that it seems that http://geocaching.com.au/xml/caches/au/vic.rss works, but the feed links from the top of the state pages http://geocaching.com.au/caches/gca/au/vic.rss do not.
RSS feed processed via the local* reader: Vic caches from Geocaching Australia
Published June 27, 2006
geek , geocaching , gps
BeeLineGPS is a high performance Pocket PC cache navigation and management software tool. Import GPX files and manage thousands of waypoints with the advanced Waypoint Manger. View, manage and hunt geocaches with ease and confidence while having fun, a perfect paperless solution. BeeLineGPS also includes active waypoint technology where a waypoint can trigger a warning window for speed traps, safety cameras or play a sound byte while on a guided tour. Other features include waypoint averaging, altitude profiling and a comprehensive trip computer. BeeLineGPS is the ultimate GPS tool for your geocaching and outdoor needs.
After playing around with VisualGPSce, I thought that it was time time to try out its big brother BeeLineGPS. So onto the iPAQ goes the 30 day evaluation (v.1.76)
Combine this with the Waypoints from Rob & Lisa, and the Mobile Geocaching Australia pages (via GPRDS) and you have a pretty handy PDA setup.
[1.] BeeLineGPS [VisualGPSce, LLC]
[2.] VisualGPSce [VisualGPSce, LLC]
[2.] BeeLineGPS Manual (PDF) [VisualGPSce, LLC]
Published October 25, 2005
geocaching , google , google earth
About Google Earth KML
KML files are specially formatted files for Google Earth that contains data to allow them to be viewed in the Google Earth desktop application. The data from Geocaching.com includes the type of listing (Traditional, Multi-cache) and other data to help you browse caches in a dynamic mapping interface.Please note that the coordinates used in Google Earth are only an approximation and can be up to 100 ft from the actual location. Do not use the coordinates in Google Earth for cache hunting. It is merely a viewing tool for getting a general idea of the cache location. 
… where ever I may roam.
From the Google Earth Blog:
Garmin Supports Google Earth
September 26, 2005
Garmin has released a beta of their MapSource software which supports Google Earth directly! From the menu “View -> View in Google Earth” and you can see your tracks, waypoints, and routes in GE directly. [MapSource version 188.8.131.52 Beta as of September 30, 2005].
Changes made from version 6.8.0 to 184.108.40.206 Beta: Added the ability to view the data contained in the current document in Google Earth
 About Google Earth KML [geocaching.com]
 Google Earth Tips Archive [Google Earth Blog]
 KML Tutorial [Keyhole/Google]
 KML Documentation. [Keyhole/Google]
Published July 2, 2005
A great event, have a look at the cache page
 City Circle Event 2nd July 2005 [forum.geocaching.com.au]
 GCP5ZG – City Circle Tram Event [Geocaching.com]