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Inishbofin Series # 1: Fort of the Fulmars Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 08/17/2008
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

One of a series of six caches on Inishbofin island off the Galway coast. You will need to find a number in each of the first five caches in order to calculate the coordinates of the sixth cache. Please click on "user's web page" below the cache size icon at the top of this page for more information on the island.

I would suggest that you do the caches in the order in which they are numbered. It may be possible to complete the series in one day, but I would highly recommend spending a few days on this wonderful island. The Zola67s go there for two weeks every summer.

It is a great place for kids, and my seven year old made it to all the cache sites. Please be careful near the cliffs..

There is one other cache on the island apart from this series - "Inishbofin Monk's Prison", so you could pick up seven caches in one trip..

Anyway, on to the first cache in the series -

The gate to the path leading to the cache can be found at:

N53° 37.584  W10° 11.461

Along the way, take time to enjoy the lake in the valley of the goats on your left, one of the most tranquil spots you'll find. Continue on and leave the path at:

N53° 37.908  W10° 11.782

Head straight for the final coordinates, posted at the top of the page. Please take extra care along the cliffs. Being terrified of heights, I hid the cache well away from the edge. The seastack was once one of the six promontory forts dotted around the island. It is now home to a colony of fulmars.

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