Pirate booty
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Geocache of the Week: Pirate’s Booty / Bonaire

Traditional
GC19NBJ
by FOOFY
Difficulty:
3.5
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Bonaire
N 12° 13.114 W 068° 13.027

Avast ye mateys! If ye were t’ imagine th’ perfect pirate-themed geocache, ye might reckon o’ this one.

Pirate booty
Pirate booty

It be in Bonaire, a Caribbean island less than a hundred miles off th’ north coast o’ South America nigh th’ western part o’ Venezuela, ’tis a true destination geocache wit’ all th’ requirements: Continue reading →

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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British Library
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The British Library — Geocache of the Week

Multi-cache
GC2M0AF
by Nickie! & Brian~!
Difficulty:
3
Terrain:
1
Location:
London, United Kingdom
N 51° 31.735 W 000° 07.653

Facts about the British Library:*

Magna Carta

  • The Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook, and Beatles manuscripts are housed here.
  • 3 million new items are added every year.
  • If you saw 5 items a day, it would take over 80,000 years to see the entire collection.
  • The six-story King’s Library, started by King George III (reigned 1760-1820), is showcased here.
  • It hosts Multi-Cache GC2M0AF with close to 1200 Favorite points!

 

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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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