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Pigeon Island GCWBYC GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 2, 2012

Eric Schudiske on January 2, 2012, 2:11 am

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A view of the fortress on Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island (GCWBYC) reveals pirate lore on the Turkish shore of the Mediterranean. Geocachers cross over to Pigeon Island to discover an ancient fortress. It was used to defend against pirates in the 16th century.

The difficulty 2, terrain 2.5 geocache has collected the most Favorite Points in Turkey so far. More than 470 geocachers have logged a smiley by finding the small size geocache.

The cache owner, GB-Team, has some advice for avoiding muggles for those searching for the geocache. The cache page reads, “The location is not hard to find, I’ve posted some spoiler picts to help you. Search INSIDE the castle grounds. When attempting to retrieve this cache, make sure to look ALL around and check so NO ONE sees you, even the people ABOVE!”

The city is a stop for many tourists from around the world, including those traveling by ship. One geocacher who logged a smiley on the cache writes, “Our ship is in port for only a few hours today so went for an easy walk over to your GZ and found it no problems. This is our first cache here in Turkey and hope to find some more when we get to Istanbul tomorrow. Retrieved the Geocoin and will take it back to Canada. Thanks for placing a cache here. And Greetings from Canada.”

Cache contents with a view from Pigeon Island

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wes-Skinner/646300681 Wes Skinner

    My family and I enjoyed our visit to Pigeon Island during a cruise line visit to Kusadasi in 2010. Late in the afternoon following a tour of the ruins of Ephesus, we came back to the ship and headed off on a short walk to the Island’s causeway access. With a delicious (cold!) double-chocolate ice cream bar in hand we strolled the castle grounds and made our find in the shade of the trees on the island’s north side. That’s my photo above of the the various geocoins and travel bugs I had along on ‘tour’ that day, including my signature 2006 GeocacheAlaska Wolf geocoin (TB164P6) which travels with me from cache to cache.  Our ‘home away from home’ the Brilliance of the Seas is visible at dock – a lovely form of geocaching transportation!   NorthWes

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