Tintern Abbey Church Micro 10000
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The world’s largest geocache series: Church Micros

Written by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie

Church Micro 10000 Tintern Abbey GC6PWBD
Church Micro 10000 Tintern Abbey GC6PWBD

If you’ve ever gone geocaching in Great Britain, you’ve probably come across a Church Micro cache. Church Micros are geocaches near interesting churches, church ruins, or chapels to highlight beautiful architecture or fascinating history. Contrary to the name, the container itself does not need to be a micro; in fact, it can be any size or even a Virtual Cache. While the series is predominated by Traditional and Multi-Caches, there are also Mysteries, EarthCaches, Wherigos, and Letterbox Hybrids. Even some of the new Virtual Rewards are Church Micros.

The series was created 10 years ago by sadexploration (Steve) and exploded in popularity since then. There are now more than 11,000 Church Micros, making it the largest cache series anywhere in the world.

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Auf Geocaching-Weltreise

Jens Freyler, einer der Autoren des offiziellen Geocaching-Guide, ist seit drei Monaten mit seiner Frau Claudia auf Geocaching-Weltreise. In 12 Monaten reist er von Europa über Nordamerika, Südamerika und Australien nach Asien, um Dosen zu finden und andere Cacher zu treffen. In seinem ersten Beitrag berichtet er über das Geocachen in Kanada, den USA und Mexiko.

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T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
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T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria

T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders
T5 Klettersteig caching in Austria and of course the Seattle Sounders

This blog post was written by geocaching superwoman and
Geocaching HQ employee, Annie Love.

Geocaching can vary around the world. It also varies for individual cachers. Sure, the concept is the same. Use coordinates to find a location, search until you make the find, open the container, sign the log, make trades, then replace the container. Repeat as often as the heart desires, or as often as the obsession requires.

I recently posted about finding a T5 geocache in my flip flops on my personal Facebook wall. Many of my geocaching friends around the world think I’m incredibly silly (or just plain stupid) for geocaching in my flip-flops, but I do it anyway. The T5 geocaches I’ve searched out this year in my flip flops were only accessible via boat/kayak, so my choice in caching footwear made perfect sense up to that point. But that recently changed.

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Das #NordkappProjekt

Auf dem Weg zum nördlichsten Geocache Kontinentaleuropas

Geocacher Nicole Wunram (Die Hexe) und Markus Gründel (schlumbum) haben in den letzten zwei Monaten über 8.500 Kilometer mit ihrem Renault Twingo zurückgelegt. Ihr Ziel war es, den nördlichsten Geocache Kontinentaleuropas „Nothing but stones“ (GCJNWJ) auf dem Nordkinn zu finden. Auch in diesem Fall hat sich gezeigt, dass der Weg das Ziel war. Lest hier ihren spannenden Reisebericht.

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Downhill Strand Dragonstone
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Geocaching Game of Thrones: The Real Westeros. Guest blog by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie

Written by Sarah Murphy aka The Geocaching Junkie

Fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones will be familiar with the fictional setting of Westeros, but did you know that many of the filming locations used for the cold and icy north are in Northern Ireland? We’re warned that ‘winter is coming’ and that’s certainly true on the Emerald Isle when a warm, sunny day is often followed by a stormy, wintery one. However the changeable weather is probably not what attracted Game of Thrones producers to Northern Ireland; the breathtaking landscapes and magical ruins were a much more likely draw.

There are lots of great geocaches placed near filming locations so you can do your own Game of Thrones caching tour. Here are some of the highlights:

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