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Östanbyn — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC2ZWXF
by Forsbom
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Dalarna, Sweden
N 60° 10.155′ E 016° 13.829′

For some, home away from home is being in the great outdoors en route to a cache. On a popular bike route in central Sweden there is a cache that made many geocachers feel at home because they are literally in a home once they arrive at the cache. 275 of them to be precise. That’s how many geocachers have logged a smiley at Östanbyn — and of them over 70% awarded this cache a Favorite point.

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NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide — Geocache of the Week

Mystery Cache
GC1GZ8H
by .:[B@n]:.
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
5
Location:
Luxembourg
N 49° 29.329′ E 005° 58.308′

Have you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.

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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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