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Blackheath Funfair fenced in by GPS


Here’s a GPS trace of the Blackheath Funfair fencing. It’s the first time I can remember them fencing the funfair off, and several people have tweeted asking whether this is legal. I have no idea, but I suspect that the police would view it as not worth the bother, even if it isn’t… Much like the council’s attitude towards Foxtons and their illegal lighting.

Anyway, at least you’ve got a record of the first encroachment. So that when the funfair decides to declare the Independent People’s Republic of Fairgroundia, you can say that you remember where it began.

GPS trail made using the Trails app.

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The Greenwich Park Encroachments, Part II

Interesting post here from The Greenwich Phantom. Seems my suggestion for tracking the fences with a GPS mapper may not have been totally paranoid, as LOCOG may already be fencing off areas that they promised not to touch.

Nothing on the NOGOE 2012 site about this yet, though…

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Mysterious messages

Blackheath Geocaching Berocca Tube

UPDATE UPDATE:  The cache is back – perhaps it never left?

UPDATE:  The cache has been pinched – so don’t go looking for it right now.  I’ll replace it soon!

The Blackheath Bugle Geocache has been a great success, except for this cryptic report:

Found the cache easily enough and it’s good to be able to support a new cacher in the area. There are more logs in the cache than here on line and I think at least one of the logs was by a muggle due to the content of the comment.

Which is intriguing…  Have some grumpy teenagers written something rude in there?  I’ve been really busy recently, so I’m wondering what on earth has been scrawled in the log book!

If anyone else manages to find the cache, please take a photo of the log, and send it to me!

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Blackheath Geocache

Blackheath Geocaching Berocca Tube

UPDATE UPDATE:  It is back!  So hunt away!  See here for more info.

UPDATE:  The cache has been pinched – so don’t go looking for it right now.  I’ll replace it soon!  See here for more info.

So this may look like a tube of vitamin pills, but is actually a secret stash of treasure, hidden somewhere in Blackheath.  If you go to the Geocaching website, you will find these mysterious coordinates:

N 51.469048

E 0.006244

These correspond to a precise location on Planet Earth (note the extremely low “East” value, that should give you a hint).  If you programme these numbers into a GPS unit, it will take you to the treasure.

When you get there, open it up, and mark your name on the log book inside (there is a pencil there too).  If you want, you can also take the (extremely exciting) treasure inside.  But you can only take the treasure if you replace it with something else.  It can be any treasure at all, so long as it is legal, and isn’t perishable (no food or drinks).

Let me know if you find it!

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