In the middle of the Blue Ridge Parkway, nestled just beyond the idyllic Blue Ridge Mountains, stands an oasis under a canopy of trees. Here amongst the greenery, 250 miles (402 km) from the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, a pirate can sail the seven seas. How is this possible? You don’t need to bring your own boat, just a pen and your best nautical navigational skills for this Geocache of the Week: Sail the 7 Seas.
Why are pirate-themed geocaches so addictive? They say once ye lose yer first hand solving a field puzzle like this, ye get hooked for life!
Drop anchor at ground zero to start your voyage toward signing the logbook. The cache description indicates how to get the vessel carrying key information into the waters of the maze-like table. Make sure you keep your land legs, though—this is a tilting tabletop!
What do ye call a pirate with two eyes and two legs? A rookie.
Cache owner, JakeAsh is no landlubber when it comes to creating well-designed, creative caches. The container is made out of little more than wood and plexiglass, but it is foolhardy to underestimate it.
Don’t make the same mistake by villainizing gravity as you guide the capsule from its cave toward the exit. The seas may be rough and fraught with whirlpools or trap doors, but keep trying! With the wind in your sails, you’ll set the perfect course for retrieving the code for the ammo can nearby holding a pile of dubloons … and the logbook.
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