Barontoo's Blogspot

Welcome on the webblog of Barontoo, the first Belgian blog listed as a WAYMARK. I started this blog in July 2005 in my mothertongue Dutch. But since it is listed as a Waymark I continue to write my comments in English. So take a look at it, post somewhere a comment and do not forget to log it! To do so click on the 1st link in the left frame hereunder and click then on "Visit Waymark (Post log)". Thanks!

Mijn foto
Locatie: Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday May 24, 2006

A cache in Madrid

Today I had a meeting in the office of SENER, a engineering office, that is working togeter with "my" company TUC RAIL at the new high-speed line between Perpignan (Fr) and Figueras (Es).
So I arrived yesterday evening together with a manager in the center of Madrid. We found a nice and not so expensive hotel in the center of Madrid, near to the Puerta del Sol. After eating some tapaz and having a good "Muga Reserva"-wine we went back to the hotel and I left it again a few minutes later to find "Raton Pérez S.A.". After counting the coins in the front of a building next to our hotel, it was only a small walk to arrive at the place nearby the royal palace, where I could locate the stash rather ealisly. I logged a found-it at 00.30h and walk back to the hotel ...
The royal palace

Friday May 12, 2006

3 FTF's in one day!

This morning I saw that some new caches were on-line. Two caches were located in the region of the "Dijleland", a beautiful region in the South of Leuven not so far away from my home. I started with "Dijleland 11: Neerijse". It was a small walk of 3 km where we had to find a chapel that disappeared. It is still on the maps but in reality does not stand any longer at that place. I could easily locate it and a logged a FTF at 09.55h.
Then I went to find the "Dijleland 10: Leefdaal". This was a walk of 5 km in a beautiful region. I had to find at 10 different place a picture of a detail of that place and so calculate the postion of the stash. I discovered it at 12.00 h and logged my second FTF of that day.
Late in the afternoon I found once again a new cache: "La Source du Thorembais". After a walk of 7 km I found the 3th cache of that day and I could log my third FTF! I returned home with a happy smile on my face.

Sunday April 30, 2006

Caching near Saint-Tropez

Together with Calocybe and our wifes we spend a great weekend at the Mediterrean Sea. On Friday April 28 we took at 9.25AM a TGV in the Brussels South station and we arrived in the afternoon at 3.39PM in Toulon. There we hired a car to drive to Le Lavandou, where Calocybe is the owner of a small holiday house.
On Saturday we walked around in Le Lavandou and enjoyed the good weather. Some people were already swimming in the sea!
On Sunday we went all together to do some geocaching. We started with "Le Chateau Grimaud". We found the stash rather quickly and we enjoyed the view on the bay of Saint-Tropez and the mill of Grimaud.
Calocybe overlooking the bay
Next cache we did was "Sur le chemin au St Tropez" (GCGTQ8). We did not find the film cannister as it disappeared already a long time ago. But there was also a possibility to log this one after sending some words we found at the cache place to the owner. This stash is situated in the port of Grimaud, where we even had the possibilty to take the boat!
And the last cache of today was situated in St Tropez. The port of this little town was crowded but to find the "Millionaire's View" we had to climb up to the citadel, a fort located on a hill. The view was superb and the cache quickly located but ... not so easy to access.
View of Saint-Tropez
Afterwards we had a beer nearby the magnificent boats in the port.
It was a nice weekend!

Sunday, April 23 2006

The Brussels TB Hiltonneke (GCVH91)

A new cache on a Sunday morning! This one I have to find even before our breakfast. As I know where the Hilton hotel is located it was easy to find a parking place in front of it and enter the small park. I located very quikly the stash, thanks to the hint. Afterwards I made a small walk in this lovely park and took some pictures of the statues.

The statue or Peter Pan