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Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the Week

Derek H on February 12, 2014, 5:00 pm

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Antwerp's love gate. Photo by Dario1987

Antwerp’s love gate. Photo by Dario1987

Geocache Name:

Love Lock ♥ Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

2/1.5 (but that might change as more locks are added to the gate)

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

It’s mid-February and love is in the air. It also happens to be locked to a gate in Antwerpen, Belgium. While this isn’t the first love lock geocache (you can see more of them here), this one is unique in that this gate was created for this specific purpose. Plus, it has a giant heart built into it and who doesn’t like that? Geocachers show their geocaching love in many ways. For some, it’s as simple as finding and hiding geocaches. Others take it a bit further with trackable stickers and other geocaching swag. And then there are some that go totally above and beyond with trackable geocaching tattoos. Some geocachers even show love to each other through geocaching. There have been a lucky few who have used geocaches to propose to their significant other. With Valentine’s Day coming up in many countries, it’s time to think about how you would show your love with a geocache.

# of Finds:

412

# of Favorite Points:

184

What the geocache creator, Dan Pan, to say:

About this geocache: “This exclusive location situated at ’t Eilandje affords a unique atmosphere with a breathtaking 360° view of the city at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom), the river Schelde and the port. This place is the city’s new icon, ‘a bridge’ between port, river and city. This combination is what makes this place unique: it is ‘Antwerpian’ and it is global. Couples can eternalize their love by hanging a ‘Lovelock’ at the monument and throwing away the key in the Schelde. This monument is designed in scale of the Cathedral and integrated in the quay. With an eyewink to the Antwerp diamond centre, this beautiful piece of art will capture and save the love of many romantic couples!”

Regarding all of the positive logs and Favorite Points: “I Love to read them. They give me a lot of satisfaction, an appreciation for my creativity. They inspires me to make more lovely caches and do better.”

A message to the geocaching community: “Lock Up Your Love , Go Geocaching! I’m looking forward to your visit.”

What geocachers are saying:

“Found this one on our vacation during New Year’s Eve. Although it was freezing cold, we really enjoyed this cache! Took us a little time to solve the “puzzle”, but if you are attentive it’s easy to understand ;-) Thanks for showing us Antwerp.” — Loewenkinder

“Wow! What a great cache! Superb idea, location and actual cache container! Very clever indeed! We love Antwerp and this is one of the best caches we have found so a well deserved favourite point is heading your way! TFTC – brilliant!” — Berticusdan

“Superbe Cache! Very well done. I had to think more than twice. At the end, my muggle colleage has seen the clue…. I had the right idea, but as so often, not worked on it long enough. Worth a Favorite Point! Thanks for showing me this spot!! TFTC!” — coordinatius

Read More Logs

Photos:

This is no less-than-three, this is the real thing. Photo by Berticusdan

This is no less-than-three, this is the real thing. Photo by Berticusdan

Two geocachers add their love to the gate. Photo by de donckertjes

Two geocachers add their love to the gate. Photo by de donckertjes

Two geocachers showing some love. Photo by Sa Lu

Two geocachers showing some love. Photo by Sa Lu

The geocache! Photo by Berticusdan

The geocache! Photo by Berticusdan

How do you show your geocaching love? Post your stories and photos in the comments.

Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.

If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.

  • Tim Teahan

    I would like to nominate the cache GC4AFG4 for cache of the week. I could have nominated any one of the 4 caches in the series but this is our favourite. Over 86% of cachers have favourited it. Where to start! We decided to team up with another family of caches and start at this one. What an adventure – hidden maps, hidden release, hidden tools and finally an underwater cache. Every step of the way was a wow factor. When I tell friends about geocaching there is where we start. The cache owner must have put hours into this one and it still amazes us how he hid the cache.


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