International Pi day (if you write your dates in Yanky-Doodle-Dandy fashion) started at 9:26 yesterday morning.
Of course the only real Pi day happened 423 odd years ago on 3rd March 1592 at 6:53.58 in the morning. But that's neither here nor there.
As I am English and write my dates the proper/logical way round I will be celebrating Pi day on 22/7 - so there.
The main reason for that is because I couldn't make it to an event on Pi day so I couldn't get that souvenir. I was traveling from Huntingdon to Nottingham on that day. The Peterborough event was at 5pm and the Nottingham event was in the morning. Hrrrmph!
I could however grab a puzzle cache in Nottingham that I solved 2 years ago, so at least I'd get one souvenir :)
Speaking of puzzles I have my own Pie based puzzle that only has 1 visit registered on Pi Day so far.
Anyway, as we were driving up I was trying to log into c:geo but no joy. It seemed that geocaching.com had gone down - even worse it was 11am in England so it was about 3am in geocachinghqland so what were the odds of a quick fix? Pretty long!
Throughout the course of the day I could grab a connection here and there, enough to get some CMs downloaded onto my phone along with the puzzle.
As you may know, I like getting puzzles as my 100 milestone caches (2000 was obviously the exception) and I was on 2393 finds and wanting to get this puzzle in Nottingham on Pi day. I also want to grab some Nottswalker caches.
So the plan was hatched to grab 6 Church Micros in Nottingham, including at least one of Nottswalkers and then grab the puzzle as 2400.
The preparations were in place and then it was just a question of waiting for the muggle-wife to get back from shopping with her parents and the big geo-brats to look after the geo-tots. That didn't happen until 17:00 so it was now race against time to grab all 7 in an hour before it started getting dark and I had to get back to get ready for out wedding anniversary meal!
Luckily all went swimmingly and all 6 finds were nice and easy, except one which took a couple of minutes to find, one that was 200 yards up a closed road and the puzzle GZ which had some decoys!
When we got home today I went to look some things up on project-gc and it looks like their API has temporarily been shut down due to the reported massive outage at gc.com due to Pi day!
REALLY? How did Pi Day kill geocaching.com?
For those of you who are interested here are the first few hundred digits of Pi - 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286