New country souvenir, Gibraltar, with Geocache of the Week: St. Michael’s Cave

EarthCache
GC1C0B7
by ajsa & golfinha
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Gibraltar
N 36° 07.575 W 005° 20.731

Today, we released a new country/regional souvenir for Gibraltar. If you have found a geocache in Gibraltar, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.

Gibraltar sits at the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula where Europe and Africa are separated by the Strait of Gibraltar, one of the busiest shipping routes in the world. The people of Gibraltar speak English, Spanish, and a mix of several languages known as Llanito, often switching languages mid-sentence. Visitors to Gibraltar are delighted by the opportunity to interact with the mischievous Barbary macaque, Europe’s only wild monkey.

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Geocache of the Week: Minions House (GC63FB8)

Traditional Cache
GC63FB8
by MADcreations
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Arquipélago da Madeira, Portugal
N 32° 39.889 W 016° 56.153

People love geocaching for many different reasons. Some are drawn to it because of their love of discovery and solving puzzles, others by the warm geocaching community, and some love geocaching because of the creativity on display in unique hides. This week’s Geocache of the Week, Minions House (GC63FB8), is a dream come true for all geocachers who fall into that last category.

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Siegfrieds Schwert — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC70YWG
by die Helden und werner 54
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hesse, Germany
N 49° 38.956 E 008° 30.668

A lost treasure, a dangerous dragon, and a fabled sword? This week’s Geocache of the Week, Siegfrieds Schwert (GC70YWG), brings a medieval epic back to life and lets you be the legend of this quest.

Image by BlackTempler.

The famous “Nibelungenlied” tells the tale of Siegfried, who slew the dragon Fafnir with his trusty sword “Balmung,” and bathed in the beast’s blood which rendered him invincible –  except for a single spot on his back where a leaf from a linden tree had fallen on him. Tragically, Siegfried dies in the course of the story and his sword “Balmung” is lost. Centuries later, in 2017 to be exact, a group of knightly cache owners created a geocache that challenges other cachers to find the fabled sword in a lush forest in southern Hesse, Germany.

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The First in Wales — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC2BA
by The Gecko’s
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
3
Location:
South Wales, United Kingdom
N 51° 48.265 W 003° 03.285

Do you ever feel like you are searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack? You know the geocache is just right there and yet you have no logbook to show for your efforts. So close to giving up, you make one final search and there it is! The elusive geocache and logbook are found. Our Geocache of the Week, The First in Wales (GC2BA), presents this challenge to cachers who journey to the moorlands of Wales to find this historic cache.

Placed in February of 2001, GC2BA was the very first geocache in Wales and is currently one of the oldest active geocaches in the world. Although the cache was originally placed by Glyndwyr, The Gecko’s have since taken over ownership.

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Geocache of the Week: Secret Call (GC7CDZ9)

Multi-Cache
GC7CDZ9
by danielk1bg
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Dublin, Ireland
N 53° 20.156 W 006° 15.436

Have you ever gone on a cache outing and felt like a secret agent? Using GPS technology and geo-senses to locate hidden items and blending in with your surroundings to avoid detection by muggles gives a certain undercover edge to our game. This week’s Geocache of the Week, Secret Call (GC7CDZ9) leans into that idea and takes it to a whole new level. For this hide, cachers will need to step into the role of a clever covert operative as they work to get the final coordinates for the two-stage Multi-Cache. 

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