Pirate booty
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Geocache of the Week: Pirate’s Booty / Bonaire

Traditional
GC19NBJ
by FOOFY
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Bonaire
N 12° 13.114 W 068° 13.027

Avast ye mateys! If ye were t’ imagine th’ perfect pirate-themed geocache, ye might reckon o’ this one.

Pirate booty
Pirate booty

It be in Bonaire, a Caribbean island less than a hundred miles off th’ north coast o’ South America nigh th’ western part o’ Venezuela, ’tis a true destination geocache wit’ all th’ requirements: Continue reading →

British Library
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The British Library — Geocache of the Week

Multi-cache
GC2M0AF
by Nickie! & Brian~!
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
London, United Kingdom
N 51° 31.735 W 000° 07.653

Facts about the British Library:*

Magna Carta

  • The Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, and Beatles manuscripts are housed here.
  • 3 million new items are added every year.
  • If you saw 5 items a day, it would take over 80,000 years to see the entire collection.
  • The six-story King’s Library, started by King George III (reigned 1760-1820), is showcased here.
  • It hosts Multi-Cache GC2M0AF with close to 1200 Favorite points!

 

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Tiny island of San Paulo

The Sanctuary of Monteisola — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCVTP2
by fasusi
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3
Location:
Lombardia, Italy
N 45° 42.117 E 010° 05.351
The Sanctuary of Monteisola GCVTP2
The Sanctuary of Monteisola GCVTP2

Normally, one must take a ferry to find the remote geocache, “The Sanctuary of Monteisola” in Lombardia, Italy. Then, one must hike for an hour uphill, passing small hamlets along the way with century-old churches filled with frescoes and statues. The views are spectacular, glorious, and oh-so-romantic.

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Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag
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Top 10 geocaching essentials

Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag
Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag

You should always, always, ALWAYS bring a pen, but what else should you bring caching? Here are the Top 10 items to carry in your geocaching bag. What are your geocaching must-haves?

 

 

1. GPS/smartphone and extra batteries/charger. Don’t lose the juice. Keep your GPS or smartphone charged when going for hikes far away from any outlets.

GPS/smartphone and extra batteries/charger

 

2. SWAG for trading. SWAG = something we all get. One golden rule about geocaching: if you take something, leave something of equal or higher value. Keep a few fun items in your bag to trade.

SWAG for trading

 

3. Extra logbooks and pencils. Yes, it’s the cache owner’s responsibility to maintain their caches. But hey, if you find a logbook that’s full, or a broken pencil in a cache, do a good deed for a fellow cache owner. You can even let them know when writing your log or through the Message center. #WINNING

3. Extra logbooks and pencils

 

4. Snacks and water. Looking for geocaches can be grueling work. Maintain your energy and stay hydrated to keep your caching game strong!

4. Snacks and water

 

5. Sunscreen. ‘Nuff said

5. Sunscreen

 

6. Bug spray. NOT Travel Bug® spray! (You want to attract those). Repel pesky critters like mosquitos and ticks with insect repellent. The yuckier they think you are, the better!

6. Bug spray

 

7. Rain gear. So you suddenly see a bank of storm clouds headed your way just as you approach the cache, and you’re more than an hour away from your car. Always stay dry and bring a waterproof jacket or poncho.

7. Rain gear.

 

8. Tools of the Trade — TOTT. Penlight? Check. Mirror? Check. Magnet? Check. Clampy-thing? Check. Pocket knife? Check. TOTT all accounted for. Let’s go!

8 TOTT

 

9. Flashlight. Ever put your hand deep into a tree hollow then feel around for a cache without being able to actually see where your hand is? Yeah. We did, once. Now we always bring a flashlight.

9. Flashlight

 

10. First aid kit. Hopefully the only injury you incur while caching is a bruised ego from that DNF. But if anything more serious happens, make sure you’re prepared.

10 First aid

But more than anything, make sure you always, always, ALWAYS bring a pen!

Charles Bridge from the northwest

World’s most-logged geocache (GC189E5) is Geocache of the Week!

Geocache of the Week is the world’s most logged geocache. Any guesses?

The Original Stash Tribute Plaque? No.
The Geocaching Headquarters cache? No.
Uh… Mingo? Nope.
That cool giraffe cache in Berlin? Nein.
Brazil’s APE cache? Not even close.

Drumroll please…

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