By George, it’s Fort George! — Geocache of the Week

by xiao_tuzi
Cayman Islands
N 19° 17.804′ W 081° 22.981′

Salty, sticky air swirls around in the warm wind off the Caribbean Sea in George Town, Cayman Islands. Just off the main road along the water sits a quiet little park filled with history about the island and a geocache. Find this week’s Geocache of the Week—By George, it’s Fort George (GC39XE4).

George Town is the Cayman Islands’ capital and largest city. Walking distance from many cruise ports, geocachers will find where Fort George once stood, overlooking the harbor.

Image by Phoenix48.

Upon entering the small park, plaques are scattered around, sharing the history and stories of what was once here. Replicas of the lookout posts and small cannons tell an incredible story of what protecting the island was like in 1790.

Image by Phoenix48.

Geocachers can find a hint in the cache name itself, and a little clue is also in the image above. This geocache is easily located, but figuring out how to open the container is tricky. The geocache has the field puzzle attribute, which means that it will require a little more work to get to the logbook.

Image by Phoenix48.

The cache owner, xiao_tuzi, lists exactly how to open the container.

“A = The oval base of the Fort measured approximately A7 feet by 38 feet. B = During World War II, Captain Ulrich Folkers commanded a U-12B submarine. C = 5″

After reading the nearby plaques and measuring the oval base, geocachers can open up the container!

Image by Phoenix48.

Success! All that’s left to do is sign the logbook, tuck it back in the container, and lock it back up for the next geocacher to find. Be sure to do this all very carefully as many non-geocachers are nearby. There’s nothing better than finding a geocache while traveling the world. Learning about the history of a new place and getting another smiley is the cherry on top.

Image by Phoenix48.

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.

Mackenzie is a Senior Community Manager at Geocaching HQ. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest she loves finding new geocaches and exploring the area. You will typically find her out on the coast discovering new lighthouses.