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Das Wetter in Wien-Favoriten am 09.10.2015

9. Oktober 2015 // 0 Kommentare

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Namib Desert, Namibia (GC14W63) — Geocache der Woche (engl.)

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Photo by Kilroyman Geocache Name: Namib Desert, Namibia (GC14W63) by Mausebiber Location: Sossusvlei, Namibia S 24° 44.400 E 015° 17.310 Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D2.5/T2 Why this is Geocache of the Week: The burnt orange dunes of the Namib Desert aren't exactly right around the corner for most geocachers. Actually, they're not right around the corner for anyone. The name Namid comes from the Nama word for ‘vast'—and those who are lucky enough to take a scenic flight above the desert know just how fitting a title it is. GC14W63 is an EarthCache. If you happen to be in the area—that is, in the Mars-like sand dunes of Sossusvlei, in Namibia—this Sunday, October 11, you'll earn the International EarthCache Day 2015 souvenir for finding it. The sand dunes at Sossusvlei are the largest in the world at around 300 meters tall, and they're being coaxed northwards by prevailing winds from the south. According to the EarthCache description, geologists say this desert could be the oldest in the world. The almost electric colors of the dunes are caused by the slow oxidization of iron in the sand; the more bright orange the dune is, the older it is. This EarthCache is Geocache of the Week not only for it's well-organized, informative, and clear cache page, nor merely for its spectacular vistas, but because it holds true to the original purpose of the EarthCache. An EarthCache site is a special place that people can visit to learn about a unique geoscience feature or aspect of our Earth. The sand dunes of the Namib desert are utterly unique. They're fantastic. They're old. They are at once imposing and delicate, timeless and mutable. The dream landscape they create defies civilization (you try building a cottage on a pile of sand). And—this may be the understatement of the year—they're well worth a visit. Photo by Team Hermann What geocachers have to say: “We loved visting the Namib Desert whilst on our family holiday to Namibia. We stayed in the Sesriem Camp and got up very early to watch the sunrise over the dunes. Thanks for this lovely EarthCache.” –GCMTWood “On of the highlights of our Namiba trip was the visit of Sousuvlei. The dunes are just fantastic. We enjoyed the stay and even climed the big daddy dune. What a great view from there. Thank you very much for this Earthcache and greetings from Switzerland.” –foolish5 “What a fascinating place in the middle of an ocean of endless dunes. We stopped here during our three weeks lasting tour through Namibia and this was definitely one of our favorite places. The red colors in different increments, the merciless heat despite winter mode, the seemingly absence of life and the huge amounts of dead sand – what a spectacular view to remember, what a unique feeling to deal with, what an unforgettable moment. You have to visit Sossusvlei to imagine and understand these feelings. We will be back as soon as possible, also to enjoy these exceptional moments once again. These days here were such a great experience, so we need to say thank you for bringing us here. Thanks a lot for this cache, for the listing and for your efforts. Regards from Germany!” –do.se_gotcha “We had 2,5 weeks in Namibia. The countryside is awesome, fauna and flore interesting and the people are so nice. Thanks to geocaching we have found a lot of places I wouldn't have visited otherwise. A nice EarthCache leading me deeper in the canyon then I expected!” –MMXX Photo by giddo What the cache owner, Mausebiber, has to say: When did you first visit the dunes near Sesreim? Have you visited again since then? “My wife and I were in South Africa and Namibia first time in 1990, again in 1993 and our last visit was in 2007. Unfortunately we have not visited this beautiful country since then, but we are looking forward to go again within the next 2-3 years.” What do you like about this spot, and what do you think attracts other people? “This is a very unique place. If you go early in the morning, you can feel the cold of the night and once the sun comes up, its rapidly getting warm. Very few places where you can feel the power of the sun this extreme. On the other hand, it is very quiet, only the wind is singing while it is blowing over the dunes. When you are on top of a dune, your view can carry for miles and miles and all you see is the beauty and the colors of the desert. There is nothing but vastness, nothing will disturb the view. Out of a sudden, your thoughts are free, you feel the peace of the area, you just feel happy. There are very few places where I had a similar feeling.” What's been your reaction to all of the nice logs and Favorite Points? “Of course I like the logs where people report about the beauty of the place and about their experience. I answer each end every mail I receive and thank Cachers about their visit. At the same time I wish everyone a very nice vacation and happy caching for the future. Sometimes a little email conversation takes place where we share some experience.” Is there anything you'd like to say to the geocaching community? “Namibia, located in the south of Africa, a land of contrasts and beauty. The cost region is cold and windy while the inner part is hot with mountain ranges. There is the oldest desert, the Namib and the Fishriver canyon which is the second largest canyon of the world. In the northern part close to the Angola border is Etosha National Park. With its size of almost 9000 square miles and over 100 species of animals and 300 species of birds, it is one of the largest parks in Africa. If you like lost places, you have to visit Kolmanskop, an old German diamond field. The people are friendly and helpful and the scenery just breathtaking. We enjoyed every second and sure enough, we will come back to visit this remarkable country.” Photo by saharaa Photo by PermonHroch Photo by pfitschipfeil Photo by pfitschipfeil Photo by Kilroyman Photo by Kilroyman Photo by saharaa Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form. [...]

Das Wetter in Wien-Favoriten am 08.10.2015

8. Oktober 2015 // 0 Kommentare

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Schatzhüterin GeoTour

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GeoTour: SchatzhüterinLocation: Hannover, GermanyFavorite Points: 2383 GC4WXX9 – this requires a lot of thought, so you might think. Why Hannover is a great place to visit: Hannover is a beautiful and verdant city located in the middle of Germany. With a population of over half a million, Hannover has it all: great shopping, museums, theaters, lush parks, and more. Best time of year to visit: Hannover is a wonderful place to visit all year-round. The summer is ideal because of the nice weather. Visitors traveling from abroad during this season will notice how green and beautiful the city is. The winter in Hannover is also great, as the city has Christmas markets that open in November. If you're coming for the sole purpose of geocaching, the warmer months are recommended – April through September. Must-see attractions:The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, a European Baroque garden, is one of the city's most famous attractions. Berggarten is also an important European botanical garden. Some points of interest in the garden are the Tropical House, the Cactus House, the Canary House and the Orchid House. The Orchid House hosts one of the world's largest collections of orchids, free-flying birds, and butterflies. Additionally, the Hanover Zoo is one of the most spectacular zoos in Europe. GC4WXWY – Music opens doors. Can you sing that tune? Hidden gems only locals know about: Germany is known for its geocaches hidden in lost places, and Hannover has some hidden gems that fall into this category. Old war bunkers are scattered around the city and some are even open to tourism. If you are interested in this sort of sightseeing, check with the Hannover tourism organization to see if there are available guided tours. Prizes: Geocachers who find all 19 geocaches will receive a clue to break the code for this TB. If you succeed (which you will), you'll be lead to a location where you will receive a Geotoken as a prize. What geocachers are saying about Schatzhüterin GeoTour: “The crowning finale of a genius series! I am very excited about the Schatzhüterin series. It was a lot of fun, getting to know Hannover and the surrounding area through all the different caches. I found a lot of creative caches that I had not seen that way before. The motivation to do the entire Geotour was high in order to earn the Geocoin. ;-). We will place the Coin soon somewhere in the world and can't wait to follow its travels. Thank you so much for the great tour and the loving design of each station!” –CeeJayyN'Enni Additional Information: Visitors should set aside a whole weekend to complete the GeoTour. For additional information on the GeoTour, please visit Discover all the unique areas of Hannover and make memories that will last a lifetime! GC4WY14 – AC/DC: a miniature music festival [...]

Erhalte diesen Sonntag beim EarthCache-Day ein Souvenir!

6. Oktober 2015 // 0 Kommentare

Nicht vergessen: Suche nach einem EarthCache und erhalte ein Souvenir Feiere mit der weltweiten Geocache-Gemeinschaft am Sonntag, den 11. Oktober, den Internationalen-EarthCache-Tag. Du kannst Dir ein brandneues Souvenir verdienen, wenn Du an diesem Tag einen EarthCache findest. EarthCaches haben keinen gegenständlichen Behälter. Statt dessen bringen sie Dich an einen einzigartigen Ort und geben Dir eine Lektion in Geowissenschaften. Auf dem Geocaching-Blog kannst Du von einigen der weltweit eindrucksvollsten EarthCaches lesen. Hier findest Du die Liste Mit der kostenlosen Geocaching Intro-App geht das Finden und Loggen eines EarthCaches ganz leicht. Du kannst Deine Antworten einfach über das Nachrichten-Center an den Geocache-Besitzer senden. Benutze die Suche-Seite, um einen EarthCache in Deiner Nähe zu finden. Finde EarthCaches in Deiner Nähe [...]

Das Wetter in Wien-Favoriten am 2.10.2015

2. Oktober 2015 // 0 Kommentare

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Privy (GC2Z6GB) — Geocache der Woche!

2. Oktober 2015 // 0 Kommentare

We hate toilet paper puns. They're tearable. Geocache Name: Privy (GC2Z6GB) by seskds Geocache Location: Missouri, USA Difficulty/Terrain Rating: D1/T1 Why this is the Geocache of the Week: Find this cache and you might start to think more fondly about indoor plumbing. Luckily for the trackables left inside this cache, it's not the real thing. Geocacher seskds has hidden this cache on his property, and given those geocachers who make the drive out to it a heck of a laugh. Some of the highlights: Exclusive “Privy Parking” A toilet paper roll logbook Signal the Frog artwork on the throne itself Buckets of swag…and insects What geocachers have to say: “Driving back to Indianapolis and stopping at interesting and convenient caches along the way. I saw all the favorite points on this one so had to stop. So glad I did. This is definitely one of the largest caches I have found and very entertaining. Definitely a favorite. Thanks for the fun stop on my journey through the area.” –rbmotmot “This cache is AWESOME!!! We hit the cache at the corner 1st and came back here. We took pictures, signed the log book (great log too) and spent way too much time looking at the swag and the craftsmanship here. I added some donate life stuff to the bottom of the door and took 1 poker chip. Thank you for a great cache in the middle of almost nowhere.” –Sycoscouter “This is another one of those amazing cache sites that gets people interested in Geo Caching! TFTC and thanks to the owners for providing parking to this one. Great Job and merits a favorite point from us.” –10-Nacious-Bs “Find 475. This one is fantastic! The kids loved it! The CO's granddaughter came out to greet us while we spent some time exploring the container. We swapped some swag and signed the “roll”. A favorite! TFTC!” –P98 Photos: What's the coolest repurposed/reinvented geocache container you've ever found? Nominate it for Geocache of the Week below! Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks! [...]
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