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Billy Twigger
02-24-2006, 07:00 PM
I'm visiting Maine this summer, and I'll be staying for a few days in the Boothbay area.

I've set up my PQs to tell me what caches there are to go for - but you can't beat local knowledge! :cool:

Can anyone suggest any "must-do" caches for me?

WhereRWe?
02-24-2006, 08:20 PM
I'm visiting Maine this summer, and I'll be staying for a few days in the Boothbay area.

I've set up my PQs to tell me what caches there are to go for - but you can't beat local knowledge! :cool:

Can anyone suggest any "must-do" caches for me?

Actually... Ahem...

A reporter from the Boothbay Register (OK - my neice) did an article on RULOST2? and me which is pretty good.

Check it out! (http://boothbayregister.maine.com/2004-11-25/hide-and-seek.html)

Now, having made that SHAMELESS self-promotion, I have to say that ANY cache in the Boothbay region is a good one. Beautiful area.

In fact, I'd bet the Boothbay Register would LOVE to do an article on a geocacher from Scotland! (Email me and I'll put you in contact...)

Bruce

Smitty & Co.
02-24-2006, 08:42 PM
Actually... Ahem...

A reporter from the Boothbay Register (OK - my neice) did an article on RULOST2? and me which is pretty good.

Check it out! (http://boothbayregister.maine.com/2004-11-25/hide-and-seek.html)

Now, having made that SHAMELESS self-promotion, I have to say that ANY cache in the Boothbay region is a good one. Beautiful area.

In fact, I'd bet the Boothbay Register would LOVE to do an article on a geocacher from Scotland! (Email me and I'll put you in contact...)

Bruce

Funny you should suggest that Bruce, I had a similar thought bouncing around in my mind.:p BTW, Have you heard any more on the Boothbay Register TB?

Smitty & Co.
02-24-2006, 08:45 PM
A warm welcome to geocachingmaine.org to Billy Twigger!! :D

Billy Twigger
02-24-2006, 08:58 PM
Thanks for the suggestion! (I mean the one about "any caches in Boothbay"!)
Looks like I have to make that my goal!! :eek:
I've already started my collection of Scottish souvenirs to leave in caches!

Thanks also for your kind welcome to GCMaine. I'll be looking in regularly! :)

Team2hunt
02-24-2006, 10:51 PM
There are alot of good caches in Maine and you are headed right at some of our favorites. If you want a guide just let us know. We can be made available at almost any time. We have cached with people from across this country, but never from another country. And of course.... Welcome to Maine Geocaching!! :D :D

WhereRWe?
02-25-2006, 08:09 AM
Funny you should suggest that Bruce, I had a similar thought bouncing around in my mind.:p BTW, Have you heard any more on the Boothbay Register TB?

Well, one of the Hiker Twins talked to the person who has it a couple of weeks ago, and apparently he is supposed to be putting it in a cache. :)

It hasn't shown up yet, though... :confused: :confused: :confused:

Maybe - if and when it shows up - the guy from Scotland could pick it up and take it back with him - that would be a great story follow-up! :D :D

tat
02-26-2006, 08:12 AM
TWO IF BY SEA by ~Pike Patrol~ (GC16C2); you will want a boat

Josephine's Joy by bobndeb (GCHDVH)

Rubiks Revenge by robt (GCQD0X)

Thorne Head Challenge by Ye Olde Prospector (GCGZHC); ok, I haven't actually done it, but you really should.

Back Cove Quest by k1br (GC47B4)

Morse Mountain by Team Chucky Cheese (GC5441) Another one I haven't done, but I've hiked there a lot.

Shell Game by IntotheWoods (GCG6Y2); HIstory as old as Scotland

The Mills of Yesterday and Today by Team Teebow (adopted Cache 02/16/2004) (GC9D82)

Haffy
02-26-2006, 07:44 PM
All of these caches are all in the Boothbay Region and I have done most of them and I liked them all. The Bootbaby Regional Conservation society has a lot of preserves and they are all great places.















E
0.5mi (3/2)
13 May 05 Folgers by ridgeliners (GCNXAB)
Maine 21 Aug 05
31 Jul 05

NW
0.7mi (1.5/1.5)
11 Aug 05 Penny Lake by Pike Patrol (GCQB41)
Maine 04 Jan 06


W
1.5mi (1/1)
6 Aug 04 The Bridge Boys by Pike Patrol (GCKA2J)
Maine 3 days ago*
31 Jul 05

W
2.2mi (2/3)
5 Aug 01 TWO IF BY SEA by ~Pike Patrol~ (GC16C2)
Maine 01 Sep 05


NW
2.4mi (2/1.5)
5 Aug 01 ONE, IF BY LAND by ~Pike Patrol~ (GC16C0)
Maine 04 Jan 06
31 Jul 05

NW
2.5mi (2.5/1)
8 Aug 02 Encyclopedia Botanica by Pike Patrol (GC7DB5)
Maine 04 Jan 06
31 Jul 05

E
2.6mi (2.5/3)
29 Jul 03 Hasta La Vista, Maybe by Pike Patrol (GCGYJA)
Maine 3 days ago*


SE
2.9mi (1.5/1)
9 Jun 02 Ocean Point Rocks by CacheCruisers & The Witch (GC6293)
Maine 04 Jan 06


NW
3.4mi (2/2)
9 Aug 01 BARTER'S OUTSMARTER by ~Pike Patrol~ (GC16C4)
Maine 04 Jan 06
17 Jul 04

NE
3.7mi (2.5/3)
5 Jan 04 Tracy's Return by IntotheWoods (GCHF2V)
Maine 21 Jul 05


N
3.8mi (1.5/1.5)
16 May 04 Bring Bug Spray by unhalum90 (GCJFMC)
Maine 02 Jan 06


E
4.1mi (1.5/5)
4 Jul 02 The GUT SandWitch by Cachebandits! and Skullduggery (GC6EB5)
Maine 16 Aug 05


NE
4.4mi (2/3)
28 Oct 04 Cache in the Bank by IntotheWoods and Mom (GCKYCT)
Maine 13 Nov 05


NW
4.5mi (2/2)
2 Aug 02 Jack's Birthday Cache by Pike Patrol (GC7DB2)
Maine 7 days ago*
17 Jul 04

E
5.5mi (2.5/2)
4 Jul 03 Born on the Fourth of July by IntotheWoods (GCGD6X)
Maine 6 days ago*


E
5.6mi (2/1.5)
1 Aug 02 Cache on the Rocks by Gamma Boo (GC7BBB)
Maine 6 days ago*


N
5.9mi (2/1.5)
29 Jul 02 Oven Mitts by Pike Patrol (GC7DAF)
Maine 30 Jan 06
17 Jul 04

SW
6.9mi (2/3)
31 Dec 03 Josephine's Joy by bobndeb (GCHDVH)
Maine 29 Jan 06
21 Sep 04

N
7.2mi (2/3)
26 Oct 05 Quickie at Kitzi by IntotheWoods (GCR3VX)
Maine Today*


SW
7.5mi (1.5/1.5)
29 Jan 05 Theo's Pirate Treasure by tunicate (GCMMHT)
Maine 02 Jan 06
02 Jun 05

Billy Twigger
02-26-2006, 08:06 PM
This is brilliant. Thanks.

We don't have benchmarks to log here in Scotland, so I'm hoping to grab some of these too.

Meanwhile in the background, Mrs Twigger is muttering something about "visiting some nice towns" and "going shopping".
So what's the local bus service like? :D:D:D:D

dí76
02-26-2006, 08:37 PM
Good luck with the public transportation. You would be better off renting a car

tat
02-26-2006, 09:12 PM
Public transportation in Boothbey:

Rent a bike, rent a car, rent a boat, walk, swim, ambulance and police car! The latter two are for the return trip only :)

Billy Twigger
02-26-2006, 09:53 PM
Good luck with the public transportation. You would be better off renting a car

Sorry - my dodgy sense of humour! :rolleyes: (I meant that Mrs T can take the bus while I go caching!)
Don't tell her though! ;)

Haffy
02-26-2006, 10:06 PM
Good luck finding any public transportation in Boothday.:D

Hiram357
02-26-2006, 10:28 PM
i don' think boothbay is really large enough to require public transportation... actually i dont think it's big enough to require any transportation... i think the only reason people that live in boothbay own cars is so that they have a way to get out of town :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

HappyTogether
03-04-2006, 06:02 PM
There was an open air shuttle bus that ran every half hour or so last summer. It runs to some of the hotels, loops through town, goes out to the oceanarium and out to the shopping center across from the chamber of commerce. Very handy to park on outskirts of town, then shuttle in.

noreasta
03-04-2006, 07:40 PM
watch out for the ticks? In that area as you would anyway i suspect..