I have now made a nice trip and see in the route overview that I have an estimate of time and km (if your global settings is imperial it shows miles) for the trip.
But what will this be for the individual waypoints?
Cachetur can estimate the arrival time we get to the different waypoints, if we tell it when we plan to start at the first step.
Here we select the ETA override field and enter the time we want to start eg at 09:00 (remember the colon, and to use 24H times, midnight to noon=00:00-12:00, 1PM to midnight=13:00-00:00), press the green “V” button and update the website, and we see that things have changed, and we have nice eta times behind every single waypoint.
Worth noting here is that if we want to be at a particular waypoint a given time, then the first time we put in must be adjusted if neccessary.
Change routing mode
Not all of the caches are not so-called “Park & Grab’s” that lie easily along the road, but we have to go out and walk a bit in the terrain, and then the time estimates are wrong, since everything is set up for car. routing
Det jeg gjør da er at jeg går til det første parkeringsveipunktet jeg har satt inn og henter frem samme meny som ble brukt får å endre tid, men jeg går nå nesten nederst der det står ikke endre ruteberegning, og velger at jeg nå vil endre til fotgjenger fra og med dette veipunktet, lagrer, og går til siste parkeringskoordinatet jeg la inn på cachen, og bytter nå tilbake til ny bilberegning fra og med det veipunktet. Og gjentar på alle cachene jeg har nedover turen der jeg antar at dette er nødvendig.
What I do then is that I go to the first parking waypoint I have inserted and retrieve the same menu that was used to change time, but now I go almost to the bottom where it says doe not change routing mode, and choose to change to Change to new walking route from here, save, and go to the last parking coordinate I put on the cache, and now switch to: Change to new driving route from here. And repeat on all the caches I have down the trip where I suppose this is necessary.
We now see that the estimates have changed somewhat, as the route generation suddenly gets the opportunity to choose a more direct route between individual waypoints.
Change waypoint notes
Noen ganger når man er utenlands så er det ikke alltid like lett å forstå alt som er skrevet på det lokale språket i cache beskrivelser, og vi ser også at det på noen av veipunktene i turen min er lagt inn beskrivelser på et språk av CO. Ved å bruke redigerings menyen vi har lært om i dette blogginnlegget og google translate kan vi enkelt endre på teksten til et språk vi forstår lettere. (Selv om Google translate ikke alltid oversetter 100% riktig).
Sometimes when you are abroad it is not always easy to understand everything that is written in the local language in cache descriptions, and we also see that some of the waypoints in my trip include descriptions by the CO in his language. By using the editing menu we have learned about in this blog post and google translate, we can easily change the text of a language, to somethinf we understand better. (Although Google translate doesn’t always translate 100% correctly).
Pro tip. When printing the trip, you can tell cachetur to translate all cache hints to english, this is done by google translate.
The trip so far
The trip is actually ready to be started and I can start with a print that will look something like this picture.
But after talking to a friend he wanted to join the trip, and we found out that we should make a weekend of it, so I start by inviting him on the trip.
Inviting a participant is is easy on cachetur.no, (as long as the person who wants to join has created a cachetur.no user) we find the button at the top right, click on it and start typing the user name of the person, we get some suggestions, but choose the correct one :).
Then we choose a role for our participant and send the invitation …