Reloj Solar Quitsato [Solar Clock Quitsto] — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC56FKX
by wen-go
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Cayambe, Ecuador
N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′

N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′ —

Aptly named, Ecuador straddles the equator where the southern and northern hemispheres meet. Exactly at latitude N 00° 00.000′, the Quitsato Sundial was the first monument of the Equator in the history of the Republic of Ecuador.

The location features a 54 meter diameter platform  embellished with a mosaic of  river stones. The different shades of rock create an eight-pointed star, also known as a  compass rose that indicates solstices and equinoxes.

At the center of the platform stands a giant 10-meter high sundial that can be used to tell time. This platform is also used to explain the albedo effect when the darker stones create higher temperatures from the absorption of sunlight. The cache takes you to a viewpoint to relax and absorb all this celestial knowledge.

 

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Planning a pirate event? Here lies some helpful ideas!

Avast me hearties! It’s time to plan, for the pirate events must be prepared before the geocachers land! The last day to submit events for July 15 and 16 is July 1, 2017 so start yer planning now so as not to miss out on all the fun!

There are really only three things every geocaching event needs in order to stand out: a theme, entertaining games, and geocachers! Follow some of the pirate themed ideas below and you’ll be leading the crew in no time, Cap’n!

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Who Needs a Bigger Boat? — Geocache of the Week

Da dum… Da dum… Da dum da dum da dum… There’s something fishy about this cache. Just south of Ocean City, Maryland on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean lives a geocache that’s protected by a giant great white shark named “JAWS”. Ocean City has had several great white sightings in recent years, but ‘Who Needs a Bigger Boat -GC1QNP0’ gives a shark sighting experience without the real danger.

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Everything you need to host a great Canada Day event

As the ol’ saying goes, nothing goes better together than geocaching and poutine! Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right but whether separately or together, we do love both.

Canada Day is only a few weeks away and we’re actively planning our events as Signal prepares to travel to Canada on July 1st! The last day to submit your Canada Day events is June 17th. Remember, you can earn the Canada Day 2017 souvenir by attending an event on July 1 or 2, 2017.

We’ve put together a few ideas to help spur some inspiration for your own red-and-white-themed bash.

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