about terrorists the Royal Wedding and Geocaching!
GypsyMoth · 19/04/2011 11:35
i am taking some teens down to London to watch Royal Wedding....
a bit worried about the terrorist thing now,i wasnt previously but i am now!! just niggling feelings really. but feeling more worried due to seeing on the news police apparently 'scouring' London looking for hidden bombs and weapons
However,if thats reassuring for everyone,it makes it worse for me.....as i know for a fact there are hundreds and hundreds of geocaches hidden across London!!
and they have been there for years! some large enough to hold devices or weapons or whatever!!
so,terrorists....its more possible in my mind now i've realised this.
5Foot5 · 19/04/2011 12:20
I am a geocacher though I have never cached in London. It was my understanding, based on various posts I have seen on geocaching forums, that many of the geocaches in Central London had been disabled by request of the police long before the Royal Wedding hove in to view.
Could be wrong though.
Echoing Bathsheba - as with most city and town centres I imagine they would be urban micros anyway. It is hard to see how you could hide a nice chunky ammo box or even a decent sized lunch box in the centre of a busy city!
sausagesandmarmelade · 19/04/2011 12:26
Have to say that police carry out thorough checks of roads, drains (whatever else) before any state occasion, trooping the colour, royal event...
I can't understand how anyone would not go anywhere because of the potential terrorist threat.
I speak as someone who lives in London. We just get on with things here.
GypsyMoth · 19/04/2011 13:04
yes,used to live in London sausages.....i LOVE London.
funnily enough the first geocache we found was just over westminster bridge and was hidden in a large crevice type place. this is what got me and dd thinking about hidden objects!
so some might be dis abled for the wedding. doubt we would get much time,but if the oppurtunity arose we were going to do a few. might stick to those around the station then
GloriaSmut · 19/04/2011 14:37
You are probably safer in London on the day of the Royal Wedding than on any other. Precisely because of the intensive security searches and stuff and yes, of course the OB know about geocaches. .
However, I am always intensely irritated by anyone who allows their lives to be limited by the highly unlikely possibility of some sort of terrorist attack and the assumption that London is in a constantly explosive state.
Oh, and while I'm having an Irritable Moment, people who refer to other people as "muggles" get right on my tits - because if you want to interpret that expression correctly, you are also muggles. Except that none of us are. It's only a work of fucking fiction!!
sfxmum · 19/04/2011 16:14
go to website get started it is treasure hunting for the 21st century children love it and mostly a very nice community, it even makes long car journeys bearable as we can fit in a couple of caches at least.
last Christmas we found one near a service station and met 3 other families trampling around the snow doing the same
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