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Geocache of the Week: Twin Pirates Treasure Hunt

Multi-Cache
GC19NBJ
by MrFisherman
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Ohio
N 41° 19.895′ W 081° 27.405′

Ahoy! Any true pirate knows th’ best treasures be hidden far away from th’ shore, tucked away, ‘n safe from bein’ picked off by scalawags (muggles). Legend has it that a cap’n (cacheowner) by th’ name o’ MrFisherman hid thar treasure deep in th’ woods. Four pieces o’ th’ booty map be in th’ vast wilderness awaitin’ discovery ‘n be put together.

Now be advised, th’ mosquitoes in them thar waters be as large as whales! So in th’ heat of the summer, bring yer harpoon or a bottle o’ bug repellent. Beware this be no ordinary treasure hunt. She covers about nigh-on o’ ankle twistin’ trails ‘n a good amount o’ bushwackin’, but she’s worth a bag o’ gold!

A treasure chest awaits ye at th’ final stage o’ th’ Multi-Cache. Will ye live to tell th’ tale o’ th’ Twin Pirates Treasure Hunt?

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Eiffel Power—Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5552H
by Arnokovic
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Paris, France
N 48° 51.422 ‘E 002° 17.656’

You have probably heard of the Eiffel Tower, but have you heard of Eiffel Power? Eiffel Power (GC5552H) is one of France’s most favorited and most logged caches. A powerful geocache with over 700 Favorite points and 2,600 logs lies in the heart of Paris, France.

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Reloj Solar Quitsato [Solar Clock Quitsto] — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC56FKX
by wen-go
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Cayambe, Ecuador
N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′

N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′ —

Aptly named, Ecuador straddles the equator where the southern and northern hemispheres meet. Exactly at latitude N 00° 00.000′, the Quitsato Sundial was the first monument of the Equator in the history of the Republic of Ecuador.

The location features a 54 meter diameter platform  embellished with a mosaic of  river stones. The different shades of rock create an eight-pointed star, also known as a  compass rose that indicates solstices and equinoxes.

At the center of the platform stands a giant 10-meter high sundial that can be used to tell time. This platform is also used to explain the albedo effect when the darker stones create higher temperatures from the absorption of sunlight. The cache takes you to a viewpoint to relax and absorb all this celestial knowledge.

 

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Who Needs a Bigger Boat? — Geocache of the Week

Da dum… Da dum… Da dum da dum da dum… There’s something fishy about this cache. Just south of Ocean City, Maryland on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean lives a geocache that’s protected by a giant great white shark named “JAWS”. Ocean City has had several great white sightings in recent years, but ‘Who Needs a Bigger Boat -GC1QNP0’ gives a shark sighting experience without the real danger.

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TEATRO ROMANO / ROMAN THEATRE — Geocache of the week

Traditional
GC50W5J
by Adolficus
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Mérida, Spain
N 38° 54.909′ W 006° 20.338′
Tragedy!

Travel back to the year 15 BC and the splendor of the Roman Empire for this Geocache of the Week. The Roman Theatre of Mérida, Spain, is Europe’s best conserved original stage for theatrical performances and continues the tradition through the annual Mérida Classical Theatre Festival.

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain, and find the “cutting-edge” cache container nearby.

Cache owner Adolficus encourages visitors to reenact a tragic play and share photos on logs for others to enjoy.
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