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Found it mity! found La Palma's First

Friday, 17 September 2010Islas Canarias, Spain

Eight years ago I had done the volcano tour. Eight years ago I had passed this cache-box without even knowing about geocaching. Eight years have passed without a visit to this wonderful island.
But somehow that holiday in 2002 had been the start of my geocaching "career". How? I can vividly remember one of our first hikes on La Palma: We stood on Pico Birigoyo and I was calibrating my electronic altimeter. At a pillar at the peak someone had written "xy metres measured with my GPS". And I think that was the initial moment when the desire for a GPS receiver awoke. One year later I bought my first Magellan Meridian Platinum. And another year later, in 2004, I searched and found my first geocache. Quite foreseeing I wrote into my first log: "I fear that I am infected now." How true...
So it was a duty and an honour to visit this cache on La Palma. And it is really an old style cache. (I say this in the meaning of a compliment.) It is a long walk to the location, it is not the easiest terrain (two steps up, one sliding down) and you really have to search. And in the end, you may be proud to have found it.
At least I was at 13:00!

no trade

mity!

unchanged during 8 years: the track

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unchanged during 8 years: the track unchanged during 8 years: the track

changed during 8 years: a hike with an audioguide. changed during 8 years: a hike with an audioguide.

unchanged during 8 years: the landscape unchanged during 8 years: the landscape

changed during 8 years: mity! changed during 8 years: mity!

infoThis is the original cache type consisting, at a bare minimum, a container and a log book. Normally you'll find a tupperware container, ammo box, or bucket filled with goodies, or smaller container ("micro cache") too small to contain items except for a log book. The coordinates listed on the traditional cache page is the exact location for the cache.
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