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Picture of Doodle - a 
black cat

Welcome to Doodlecat, where we enjoy the pleasures of life (with a slight bias towards the outdoors). This page is regularly updated with news and views plus information about any additions or changes to the various parts of the site. It acts as Doodlecat’s Blog too, so the odd rant considered opinion may pop up from time to time.

I would love to be able to say that Doodlecat is all my own work, but it isn’t. Much of the outdoors content is courtesy of the splendid people who participate in the annual TGO Challenge (there is a section entirely devoted to this unique event) and many others.

To help in tracking down that elusive morsel on Doodlecat, the search facility under the title bar above is tailored to help you find it, either on this home page (Doodlecat's Blog) all the rest of the site (Main Site) or – if all else fails - the internet!

So have a rummage around the old cat basket and enjoy your time with us!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

TGO Challenge Live!

The TGO Challenge is now in full swing. Of course many of us cannot participate this year, either because of other priorities, we didn't get selected, or we didn't apply. Oh, but we're curious, aren't we? Even if we're just thinking about giving it a go for the first time next year?

Thanks to the excellent chaps at Adventure Trading Post, suppliers of the Spot emergency locator,  a baker's dozen of this years contingent can be tracked live as they progress across the wilds of Scotland. Here is today's map.

Map showing 'Spot' users on the TGO Challenge 2012 May 13th

Biology students will notice the unfortunate resemblance to spermatozoa rushing to fertilise the Montrose egg, for that is where they will all end up - eventually. In the meantime it's quite good fun to follow their sometimes eccentric progress by opening the map here.

These are just a dozen or so out of three hundred. Good luck to all of you - hope you have a fantastic time!