There is no such thing as a “too small island for a geocache”
As further evidence, my own cache:
How’s this for a new type of trackable item? Would you wear it everywhere? :)
The Griffith Island Lighthouse - A Virtual Munzee.
So I upgraded my Munzee account this week, and with it came the ability to deploy four “virtual” Munzees: waypoints that only require a player to be within 1000 feet of the posted coordinates in order to “capture” it with the smartphone app.
These virtuals seem sort of pointless in urban areas, or where the location of the munzee is really only relevant to the nearby area (usually a single property or landmark) — where someone can capture it without really being anywhere near the point of interest. At all.
So I considered some other options, one of them being this:
The Griffith Island Lighthouse, located at N44°51.035’ W80°53.482’
It was first lit on December 27th 1858, and was the 5th of 6 lighthouses to be constructed from a planned set of 11 along the Bruce Peninsula coastline of Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.
In 1855, a Scottish stone mason, George Brown, set out to construct these 11 lighthouses, but was unable to complete them before exhausting his own funds in the process. The planned lighthouses were to be located at:
Built in 1857, the Griffith Island Lighthouse still stands today, a heritage landmark.
It is on a PRIVATELY owned island, by the Griffith Island Club, and is property of the Canadian Coast Guard. Sight-seeing visitors can only pass by boat to see it up close (or by air, or by making nice with the property owner).
Last year I was invited to sail with a friend from Wiarton, Ontario over to and around Griffith Island. Doing a bit of research before setting sail, I discovered this lighthouse, a landmark worth visiting. Here are a few more photos of the lighthouse from our little excursion. :)
Sure, this munzee may rarely ever be captured, if ever, but I think it’s an interesting, adventurous use of the Munzee, and represents what the virtual capture (with an enormous 1000 foot radius) is all about!
If you’re ever sailing in the Georgian Bay, be sure to visit the lighthouse and capture this Munzee ;D
Hmm… wonder if this one breaks “Guideline” #3
Geocaches are never buried. If one has to dig or break ground to hide or to find the cache, then the cache is not permitted.
Perhaps it was already a hole though, just of the right size for the hide… Very nice and evil! :D
Off road, on road and now - in road
“The most evil geocache hide ever”? Don’t know about that. But evil? Most definitely! Check it out
This. Looks. Awesome.
April 28, Obscura Day: A global celebration of wonder and curiosity, an international celebration of unsual places
Explore something wondrous. Take lots of pictures. Tweet your experiences using the #obscuraday hashtag. See if the places you visit are on foursquare. Facebook. Geotag. Instagram. Live blog. Send postcards.
As an enthusiastic geocacher, this greatly interests me! I wonder if there’s a good location to hold a local Obscura event… hmm… check out some of the places already catalogued on their website!
Check out last year’s event/location summary, Obscura Day 2011
April 28 - mark it on your calendars!