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Steve Love
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Steve discovered Geocaching in 2011 it took him and Nicole all over the country not only finding them but also placing their own.

They set off their own Travel Bugs too which you can find details of below.

Latest memorial cache - Wales

What is Geocaching?

It is like a treasure hunt, caches can be big or small, some micro ones as small as a button! They are all over the world. Steve made this video by way of explanation: What is Geocaching

Geocache spoilers is Steve's YouTube site, as Steve was keen to point out these were not really spoilers but a way of sharing good ideas on making exciting and unusual geocaches, however he was keen not to spoil anyone's fun so this is what he said:

"Dare I say, as the name suggests, these videos contain what some people may consider "spoilers". I showcase good geocache hides. If you don't potentially want to spoil future finds then don't watch this channel".

www.youtube.com/geocachespoilers

Also this may help with some of the terms in geocaching.

http://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx 

Steve and Nicole also set off some 'Travel Bugs' these are a trackable tag that you attach to an item. This allows you to track it on Geocaching.com. The item is carried from cache to cache and you can follow its progress online. Learn more at www.geocaching.com/track/travelbugfaq.aspx.

To keep them going they have now been taken into the ownership of Steve's brother Chris, Geocache username Chrisluv.

Steve and Nicole's travel bugs are:

Name: "L"
Tracking Code: TB48NDG

Take me anywhere!

Bonus points for keeping to the "L" theme. Carried by someone who's username begins with L? Take me to a cache beginning with L? Take me to a place begging with L? Or all three! :-)

Move me!

Name: Long Way Around
Tracking Code: TB48NCR

Instructions are simple: Go east!

If you're a biker you MUST have heard of the TV series? Let this bug follow Charley and Ewan on it's trip around the world. Send it east(ish)

Name: The Counter
Tracking Code: TB49B66

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

My mission is to count how many geocaches I visit - the mission is simple.....numbers! More = better. Please help me count. DON'T press the button unless you carefully follow these instructions:

1) I assume you've picked me up?
2) Take me to another cache.....
3) Are you going to "dip" me or make me "visit" another cache? Or drop me into another cache?
4) Each cache that you log on geocaching.com you must also press the button ONCE. Please remove the green stopper, press the button then replace the stopper.
5) Thanks, you're done. Smile strongly for helping me on my goal. 

Name: Travelling Geocache
Tracking Code: TB49B5N

Treat this as a travelling geocache. If you like a keyring then take it, but please leave one in it's place.

Or if you have an old key you no longer need. This travelbug will take it off your hands.

Happy caching! 

Name: Sven&Cup logger
Tracking Code: TB48NDH

No goal, I only exist to log miles for my owner. 

Name: Around the world in 800 days (BOYS)
Tracking Code: TB48NDC

For his son - I'm in a race against my stinky sister. We both dropped a travelbug off on the same day in caches a mile apart. One is going around the world west and the other east. It's a race, I'd like to win. Please help me.

It's boys vs girls, help me beat my stinky sister by moving this TB to another cache.

Just keep it moving, even if it's no quite in the correct easterly direction, as long as it's not the wrong direction (west) it doesn't matter! You can go north/south to eventually get east!

Thank you for all your kind photos, comments and help :-)

Name: Around the world in 800 days (GIRLS)
Tracking Code: TB48NCN

For his daughter - I'm in a race against my stinky brother. We both dropped a travelbug off on the same day in caches a mile apart. One is going around the world west and the other east. It's a race, I'd like to win. Please help me.

It's boys vs girls, help me beat my stinky brother by moving this TB to another cache.

Just keep it moving, even if it is not quite in the correct westerly direction, as long as it's not the wrong direction (east) it doesn't matter! You can go north/south to eventually get west!

Thank you for all your kind photos, comments and help :-)

Memorial Travel Bug Svengalie:

We have set off a memorial Travel Bug which we hope will visit all the memorial caches that have been set up in Steve's memory:

Name: "Svengalie"
Tracking Code: TB49B5B

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Memorial Travel Bug: "The Pinched Penny"
Tracking code: TB5KB0V

Using one of the pennies from the completed " Penny Pincher" geocache we have made a travel bug called "Pinched Penny", it is the 1981 penny (the year of Steve's birth).

Recreating Steve's Caches

As any geocacher will know if you cannot maintain your cache it has to be archived. Sadly we struggled to keep all of Steve's going as they were so intricate and complicated - typical Steve (and Cup!) to have caches that were so cryptic.

However, we should not have worried because avid geocachers spire67 and Maxhench were determined to help us get them back up and running. They are spending their time recreating the archived caches and putting them back on line in a tribute account called 'Celebrating Sven' - click here to see all the caches

Big thanks to both of them for their hard work.

Memorial Caches for Steve

There have been many Memorial Caches set in Steve's memory, these are lovely tributes and it warms our hearts to think that you have gone to so much trouble, thank you so much:

One of the first that I found details for is by Ronda, "That Old Biddy" she kindly gave details on Facebook, it is in Illinois, United States and called House of Sven Travelbug and Geocoin Hotel
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC3CWGV

Ronda also has a memorial travel bug for Steve called Sven Travels, it would be great if it came to England and we were able to pick it up : TB4KBT8


One by Ryan Howat (Howat123) in Ohio, United States:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utrHxKoL1tI details of the cache here

Ryan has also put together a list of Memorial Caches:

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=adcc1b5b-b8de-4293-accc-140563ec4ae7


One in London by geoibsons, for premium members of geocaching.com: 'A Tribute to Sven': GC3CJEB


One in New Jersey, by sinistersniper24 #1 R.I.P Sven Cache GC3CFG9

another by sinistersniper24 and CODfreak101 - #2 R.I.P Sven Cache GC3DX4E


One by the Maddox Family in Texas, again this is only for premium members to access details: Cryptex Sven Tribute Cache GC3CJ34


One by 'Twoofnine' on the Isle of Man called 'And so to Bedstead' AGC3TYoP


One by 'Mustard Devil' also in Texas called Tribute to Svengali, again this is only for premium members to access details GC47ME5


Laughter is the Best Medicine - RIP Sven, by Super Doc in Ontario, Canada - GC3K6YZ


One of Steve's caches forms part of a A Master of Mystery (MOM Cache) - Master of Mystery #17 - LUXEMBOURG by Zankert - GC45DN5


November 2012 - A new cache in Madrid by Murlonio. It is a Mystery in the centre of Madrid, in a wild area.

Its called The Sven's Maze (El laberinto de Sven in Spanish)

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=a4697b15-4cfa-4ae2-b327-968e1d2f61cd


Memorial Travel Bug: SvenGali's Motorbike - Set off from Arizona USA, in March 2012 by chele0122


March 2013 - Memorial Cache in Spain

This is a special cache set up by a group of Steve's closest friends out in Ventas De Zafarraya, Andalucia, Spain where he loved to go off-roading with Trail World.

The cache was placed at the start of one of his favourite tracks which features in one of his videos here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v4TxlJMilA

The cache is called Sven's Hill Climb Cache and details can be found here: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC475PV

Some photos from the day are at the bottom of the page, (click for larger images) - Special thanks go to to Fran and everyone who took part.

Tribute Blog:

A tribute blog by fellow geocacher "OpenCaching North America" can be found here:

http://blog.opencaching.us/a-tribute-to-the-late-steve-love-aka-sven-of-the-geocache-spoilers-youtube-channel/

svengalieytheaderYou Tube

See Steve's videos and exploits on his You Tube Channel.

www.youtube.com/svengalie

geocacheytheaderGeocache Spoilers

Geocaching was one of Steve's hobbies, he formed this Channel to promote it to everyone. Like he says "Not really spoilers"
www.youtube.com/geocachespoilers

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Messages from those who loved him from around the world

RIP Svengalie

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March 2014 - Memorial cache in Australia

Another tribute cache in Tasmania, Australia. A puzzle cache called Slideways by stainless-steel-rat http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4YJR3_slideways


May 2014 - Memorial cache in Wales

Another tribute cache in Wales. MACC 30 - Bonus - SvEnGALie ! a puzzle cache by malbowsier beastboy12x (for premium members only) http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4Y53R_macc-30-bonus-svengalie-

Any more? Please do let us know so they can be included.