The Jewel of Sapphire – Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GCED4F
by GreenShades
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
1
Location:
Évora, Portugal
N 38° 36.993′ W 008° 19.405′

Although geocaching is certainly a recent addition in the history of the world it seems to span across the ages. It has allowed us to explore new places as well as those left almost forgotten. We are traveling back in time to the 15th century to explore the small abandoned village of Safira, Portugal, where we find our Geocache of the Week, The Jewel of Sapphire (GCED4F).

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New country souvenir, North Macedonia, with Geocache of the Week: Snake Island

Traditional
GC4V3FE
by Galejnik
Difficulty:
5
Terrain:
5
Location:
North Macedonia
N 40° 52.164 E 020° 59.304

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

Nestled within Southeastern Europe is the Republic of North Macedonia. Located on the Balkan Peninsula, the country lies at a junction point between several historic trade routes and is comprised primarily of mountains. In fact, 80% of North Macedonia’s land is mountainous!

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Ko Tapu – James Bond Island — Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC2179V
by MountainNinja
Difficulty:
1
Terrain:
5
Location:
Thailand
N 08° 16.522′ E 098° 30.033′

You may have heard your geocaching pals crack jokes about how a particular cache made them feel like Indiana Jones, James Bond, or some other heroic adventurer—but this Geocache of the Week in Thailand gives that concept a whole new meaning.

GC2179V Ko Tapu – James Bond Island isn’t trying to fool you with its name. The scene of this EarthCache, Ko Tapu, is a dramatic, rocky islet that sits in Phang-Nga Bay, Thailand, and was one of the backdrops featured in 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun. The Bond film is such a tourist attraction that the island across from Ko Tapu has been unofficially renamed—as the sign shows below, Khao Phing Kan is now ‘James Bond Island.’

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The Ilulissat Icefjord – Geocache of the Week

EarthCache
GC20EV9
by kallehaugerne
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.0
Location:
Greenland
N 69° 12.078 W 051° 07.640’

Geocaching has a special way of introducing us to incredible places and showcasing important history, all while getting us outside. Situated on Greenland’s western coast, the Ilulissat Icefjord, provides a unique opportunity for scientists and geocachers alike to witness glacial movement up close. Capturing immense beauty and telling a pressing story about global climate change, this spectacular Arctic destination is the location of our Geocache of the Week: Ilulissat Icefjord (GC20EV9).

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Mykines #4 The Lighthouse — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC1TY24
by okvalle
Difficulty:
2
Terrain:
4.5
Location:
Faroe Islands
N 62° 05.838′ W 007° 40.932′

Geocaching has a way of sparking the desire for adventure and the want to go to the ends of the Earth to find every last cache. They often seek out unique adventures that lead them to new and exciting locations, like the Faroe Islands, where we will be traveling for this week’s Geocache of the Week, Mykines #4 The Lighthouse (GC1TY24). 

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