Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Occi

Traditional Cache
GCWGPH
by kardamom
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Corse, France
N 42° 35.033 E 008° 50.391

Geocaching can leave a lasting impact on us in many ways, from the ingenuity of the geocaches to the new places we discover. We have decided to revisit some of our favorite Geocaches of the Week from the past.

This week we’re looking back to December 2012 and the island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea. Separated from Sardinia, Italy by the Strait of Bonifacio, Corsica is home to Occi (GCWGPH). This geocache brings geocachers to the abandoned village of Occi. Scholars believe this small town was founded in the Middle Ages, and the first inhabitants were refugees from a nearby town. Although it was inhabited for hundreds of years, the small village was eventually abandoned for the larger town of Lumio.

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Brazil’s Project A.P.E. Cache: Mission 4: Southern Bowl (GCC67)

Please note, as the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) situation is evolving rapidly around the world, we encourage geocachers to follow the most current guidance from public health authorities when choosing how to participate in activities such as geocaching. Your health and safety are the top priority.

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Project A.P.E. promotion, we turn the spotlight to Mission 4: Southern Bowl (GCC67). This is the only continuously existing Project A.P.E. Cache out of the 14 that were placed. Brazilian geocacher Armando Tomé, Danger_Danger, explains why logging this cache is the trip of a lifetime for geocachers.

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Evolution of the Lackey geocoin

In the early years of Geocaching HQ (when it was known as Groundspeak), Lackeys came up with a gift idea for visitors to the Seattle office: a geocoin featuring digital icons of everyone who worked there. The Lackey geocoin was born.

Now 16 years later, the Lackey coin has reached a new peak in ingenuity with a 3D ammo can design dreamed up by HQ’s Roxxy that will send collectors’ hearts fluttering. Look for the new coin at Shop Geocaching later this month!

Roxxy has designed 11 of the 15 Lackey coins. We checked in with her to learn more about her process for approaching this exciting project each year.

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#SpreadMathLove with exclusive trackables from Texas Instruments

It’s time to discover your math love. Whether you already have affection for arithmetic, or you’re a numerical novice, this geocaching experience has something you’ll love.

That’s why Texas Instruments (TI) joined forces with the great folks at Geocaching to release 3,000 trackables and help spread the love of math all around the world. There are five different types of “math buddies” to discover, and there just might be a special math bonus if you find all five. For the first time, you can earn a special Spread Math Love digital souvenir, when you log any of the five math buddy trackables from June 1 to December 31, 2021!

It’s your chance to enjoy the great outdoors and witness firsthand the mathematics of nature, from the spirals in seashells to the symmetry of spider webs. Truly, to fall in love with nature is to fall in love with math. And the best adventures are always better when shared, so bring a friend or three and deepen your love of math together.

Did we mention you can also win cool stuff along the way? Just snap a selfie with a “math buddy ” trackable, and share your photos on social media with #SpreadMathLove and #TICacheContest. It’s your chance to win T-shirts, calculators and all sorts of great TI swag. This contest will run through the rest of 2021, so be sure you don’t miss out. Start your own math adventure today. There’s a whole world of math love out there just waiting for you! Request a trackable, and learn more about this at geocaching.com/TIMathLove.

ABBREVIATED RULES

You can participate in the 2021 TI Math Love Geocaching Photo Contest by engaging in location-based outdoor play by hiding or finding a secretly located TI Spread Math Love geocaching trackable game piece from Groundspeak, Inc. and submitting a photograph of it on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a prize. During each of seven judging periods between June 1 and December 31, 2021, Texas Instruments judges will award one TI-84 Plus CE calculator or TI-Nspire CX II graphing calculator (7 first-place winners) and four Math Love Swag Packs (28 honorable-mention winners). For judging criteria and full contest rules visit Geocaching.com/TIMathLove.