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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Jumanji—Geocache of the Week

Multi-Cache
GC39CM6
by The Knight Templar
Difficulty:
4
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
N 51° 40.910′ E 005° 38.757′

“In the Jungle you must wait, until the dice read 5 or 8.”

Deep in the untamed wilderness of the Netherlands exists a legendary geocache. The 21 stages of this Multi-cache bring you through the game of Jumanji. Ward off giant wasps, escape from pesky monkeys, and play the game as you journey towards the Final stage — an official Jumanji game board.

Do you dare to take the bait, to learn your geocaching fate?

Disclaimer: Imagination required for exotic animal sightings.

 

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