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Travel Bug Dog Tag Faber Optimé - Holy

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Monday, February 25, 2008
North Island, New Zealand
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Current GOAL

This Travel Bug particularly likes geocaches in sunny locations.

About This Item

About the UV Sensor

Comprising a metal sensor plate and a yellow filter overlay, the UV sensor changes colour in just a few seconds when exposed to the sun’s UVA rays.

This Travel Bug is so named to remind of the problem of holes in the ozone layer caused by CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) emissions. Areas of the world under such holes endure extremely high UVA levels.

Please do your part to personally minimise your energy use and CO2 emissions:

  •  Support global initiatives to address industrial emissions.
  •  Walk and/or use public transport wherever possible, in preference to using your own car.
  •  Change to energy efficient light bulbs.
  •  Ensure your home is well insulated to minimise heat loss.
  •  Turn off lights and appliances (turning off is preferable to leaving on standby) after use.
  •  Consider timer switches for things such as heaters.
  •  If possible, consider alternatively powered vehicle(s) (e.g. LPG) and/or home solar/wind power generation.
  •  Learn more about your Carbon Footprint:

Using the UV Sensor

Remove the yellow filter to expose the picture on the fob to sunlight for 15 seconds.

Compare the colour change to the simple scale below to inform your decision on what level of protection you need.

UV Level

Recommended Sun Protection Measures


You can stay outside safely without protection.


Apply sunscreen SPF 15+

Seek shade during midday hours.


Apply sunscreen SPF 30+

Wear a shirt, sunglasses and a hat.

Very High

Apply sunscreen SPF 50+

Avoid being outside during midday hours Make sure you seek shade. Must wear a shirt, sunglasses and a hat.

For the Log

Please log your location and the UV level at the time of your find.


Travel Bugs need maintenance from time to time (as do we all?!). If this one looks in need (or if you would like to know how to make your own capsule), please take a look at the Faber Optimé Travel Bug Maintenance Manual.

A PDF file of the custom stash note for this travel bug can be obtained here.

About Faber Optimé

Faber Optimé We aim to deliver excellence, in all of our activities - such as bringing to you curious, interesting and innovative geocaches and geocache items, like this one.

Keep your eyes peeled for more of the Faber Optimé Travel Bugs!

We're always happy to help fellow geocachers! :-) Please do feel free to get in touch with us on the following contact details.

GeoUser:  FaberOptimé
Mobile:  +64 21 184 6246
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    Tracking History (27752.2mi) View Map

    Mark Missing 8/26/2014 Butterfly_Lady marked it as missing   Visit Log

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    Dropped Off 3/19/2014 steedandpeel placed it in Russian Gift (Waikato) North Island, New Zealand - 48.17 miles  Visit Log
    • The Sundial Early evening after another sunny day. The sundial is in the Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand.
    Retrieve It from a Cache 3/9/2014 steedandpeel retrieved it from Livestreaming?! (Taranaki) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

    We didn't understand this one, but took it so we could learn more about it. Now I see it seems to have lost its original purpose, but carries on its travels. We will find a sunny spot for it.

    Dropped Off 3/7/2014 extn8891 placed it in Livestreaming?! (Taranaki) North Island, New Zealand - 64.97 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 3/1/2014 extn8891 retrieved it from The Giant Counting Cache? (Waikato) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

    Retrieved from cache but didnt get a sensor not sure if it was meant to be attached and has been stolen

    This entry was edited by extn8891 on Sunday, 02 March 2014 at 04:37:41 UTC.

    Dropped Off 1/24/2014 Jambocacher placed it in The Giant Counting Cache? (Waikato) North Island, New Zealand - 62.39 miles  Visit Log
    Grab It (Not from a Cache) 1/22/2014 Jambocacher grabbed it   Visit Log

    Its going in circles. To Auckland then Hamilton then back to Piopio where I'll drop it in one of my caches...possibly the one where it was picked up from sometime ago.

    Dropped Off 12/29/2013 Broganbranch placed it in Mercer: Rio Vista. (Waikato) North Island, New Zealand - 34.76 miles  Visit Log
    Retrieve It from a Cache 12/15/2013 Broganbranch retrieved it from Sail City (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand   Visit Log

    Found this one today at the marina. It was picked up around 4pm on a very hot day and the reading was still at high. If I had been here a couple of hours earlier would have read very high. And I had been layering the kids and myself with SPF 50 every hour!

    Dropped Off 12/15/2013 Gazzah placed it in Sail City (Auckland) North Island, New Zealand - 113.47 miles  Visit Log
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