Deaf Australia Geocaching
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Australia’s deaf geocaching community

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

Deaf Australia Geocaching
Deaf Australia Geocaching

Last November I attended The Alexandra Event 2017 in Victoria, Australia. I was welcomed by geocachers from all over the country and spent the sunny spring weekend exploring the beautiful countryside through some amazing geocaches. While I toured around with local reviewers Pete and Helen (Bunjil), we ran into a group of four ladies on a similar caching path. They were usually a step ahead of us while solving some fun yet tricky gadget caches.

I quickly learned that I’d have to communicate differently with this caching group since all the members of their team were deaf. Smiles, waves, my typical thumbs up, and writing on paper would be the proper methods of communication. As the day progressed smiles increased each time we saw each other.

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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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