✊ KNOCK ✊—Geocache of the Week

by Spire67
East Midlands, United Kingdom
N 52° 56.042 W 001° 09.506

“Shave and a haircut—two bits!”

Many will recognize this iconic tune, often heard in the form of a knock, but did you know that it could one day help you find a geocache? Come hum along with us as we open the door to our Geocache of the Week, ✊ KNOCK ✊(GCABKD6).

Geocachers will begin their visit with a short stroll alongside the River Trent in Wilford, a village in the Nottingham district. With the river on one side and the historic St. Wilfrid’s Church on the other, there are plenty of sights to captivate you on your way to the cache.

Image by TheDoctor12.

It’s easy to get swept up in the history here, but there’s a cache to find!

When approaching GZ, one might walk right past the geocache, mistaking it for a functioning door knocker. Skillfully crafted into the face of a lion, this knocker blends right in to its surroundings. Upon further inspection, however, you might notice that it’s not intended for visitors at all—it’s for geocachers!

Image by Bleausardv2.

Recognizing this expertly-crafted gadget cache is only the first step. Now it’s time to figure out how to reach the logbook. You try everything: knocking politely, knocking sternly, looking for a doorbell to use instead—but despite your best efforts, it seems like nobody is home.

Then you remember a geocacher’s best-kept (pretty obvious) secret: the cache page! Here, the CO has provided instructions on how to easily obtain the logbook, no doorbell needed. It’s time to search your memory bank—or the internet—for the tune that you need.

With the famous jingle of “Shave and a Haircut” knocking around in your mind, you perform the melody on the device in front of you. The flashing green LED indicates that you’ve got it right, and the petling cache container soon drops down to the cup below!

Various cachers in the logs share their delight upon cracking the code. As lonesomebluesounds recalls:

“This might just be one of the best caches I’ve ever done! It took me a while to get the lights to agree with me as I was missing out a beat. But once I’d figured out where I was going wrong out popped the cache… quite literally!”

Image by deltic40.

Having signed the logbook and replaced the geocache per the cache owner’s instructions, it’s time to take leave. Geocachers won’t leave this cache empty handed, though. There will always be the incredible memories… and the jingle that’s forever stuck in their heads!

Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.

Nikki is a Community Manager at Geocaching HQ. Her specialties include making cheesy puns, talking endlessly about coffee, and being the only Californian who enjoys rain. She is passionate about geocaching and loves that it brings communities together.