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Jardin du Tripot — Geocache of the Week

14. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC5G0BH by scrouny Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Basse-Normandie, France N 49° 25.128 E 000° 13.967 In the heart of Normandy, overlooking the southern bank of the Seine, lies the small medieval town of Honfleur. Its history can be traced back to 1027 in a letter from Richard III, Duke of Normandy. The past has been preserved with the landmarks of its rich history, including a converted garden atop a retired tannery with commissioned art pieces and a hidden logbook for this Geocache of the Week! Le Jardin du Tripot is not just any other garden. The location is serene, with the waters of La Claire routed carefully in stair-stepping troughs on their way to La Morelle. However, the water element serves another purpose: it makes the bronze statues in the courtyard come alive on the hunt for a geocache. Image by familiatableto – 2011, “Sous la pluie” Placed in December 2013, artist Annick Leroy supplied two special sculptures meant to interact with the drainage system of the nearby stream. The first depicts a young boy perched under an umbrella. When water is routed to the pipe directly overhead, it gently cascades over the edges of the boy's cover as he gazes with a dry smile to the opposite side of the garden. Behind his eyes, there is a secret…perhaps it has something to do with the cache hidden close by? Image by CarPat – 2009, “4 oies crachant de l'eau”If you follow the young boy's gaze, just beyond the pedestrian streets lined with half-timbered houses, you will easily locate the second converted fountain. Try not to ogle too long at this gaggle! The water is pumped to gracefully exit each beak of the four geese in a steady arc and returned to the river below. They decide to avoid eye contact with any geocacher so as to not give away ground zero. Image by piot57 – 2011, “fresque représentant des teinturiers,” length 10 m (32.8 ft) Luckily, the cache does not incorporate an active water feature to retrieve and tries hard to stay dry in its surroundings! Once the cache is located, the finder can appreciate the mosaic fresco nearby, depicting six focused men and women. The scene is in tribute to the hardworking tanners and dyers that inspired the preservation of the vestiges of the old tanneries in the area, one of which is located adjacent to the garden, and an integrated part of Honfleur's past. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. 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. [...]

Hitzewelle mit Unterbrechung

13. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Die nächste Hitzewelle steht vor der Tür. Dabei steigen die Höchstwerte besonders in tiefen Lagen teils wieder auf über 30 Grad. Allerdings gibt es eine kleine Störung am Wochenende.Mehr dazu: [...]

Which Hidden Creature are you?

13. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Have you ever wondered what type of mythical creature you are? Are you elegant and keen-eyed like a Unicorn? Beautiful and fiery like the Phoenix? Strong and shy like a Yeti? Take this quiz to find out which one of the Hidden Creatures you are! The search for Hidden Creatures begins on June 27! Are you ready? Take the quiz! [...]

Heute Unwettergefahr für Wien!

12. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Nach den tropischen vergangenen Tagen kommt nun endlich mal wieder Bewegung in die Wetterküche und es folgt nun ein kleiner kühlerer Abschnitt und die Zeit zum Durchatmen [...]

Nach Unwettern ruhiger Abschnitt

12. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

In den vergangenen Tagen gab es erneut mehrere Unwetterlagen. Dabei kam es am Montag örtlich zu schweren Unwetter mit hohen Blitzraten, großem Hagel, sehr heftigem Platzregen und schweren Sturmböen. In den kommenden Tagen steht dann ein ruhiger Abschnitt an.Mehr dazu: [...]

Tief „Yvonne“ bringt schwere Unwetterlage

11. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Am Montag, 11. Juni, und Dienstag, 12. Juni, gibt es eine schwere Unwetterlage. Schuld daran ist das Tief „Yvonne“. Örtlich kann es sehr hohe Blitzraten, großen Hagel, sehr heftigen Platzregen und schwere Sturmböen geben.Mehr dazu: [...]

Großes Unwetter-Finale: Schwere Unwetter von Sonntag bis Dienstag

10. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Bis Dienstag geht es jetzt noch einmal ordentlich zur Sache; denn am Sonntag und von Montag bis Dienstag stehen gleich zwei schwere Unwetterlagen an!Mehr dazu: [...]

Bis Montag heiß: 35 Grad möglich!

9. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Vom Gefühl her haben wir schon Anfang August; dabei ist erst Anfang Juni. Das liegt an einem überdurchschnittlich warmen April und einem sommerlichen Mai. Auch in den kommenden Tagen begleiten uns Höchstwerte von verbreitet über 25 Grad; im Tiefland sind lokal 35 Grad denkbar!Mehr dazu: [...]

Heißes Wochenende steht Wien bevor!

8. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Auch wenn es jetzt noch nicht danach aussehen mag, der heutige Freitag bedeutet nur der Startschuss für ein heißes Wochenende in Wien. Zunächst gibt es noch Restbewölkung [...]

Gefährliche Unwetterlage am Montag und Dienstag möglich!

8. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Nach einigen unwetterartigen Gewittern der Warnstufe ROT, steht am Montag und Dienstag wahrscheinlich das große Finale in Form einer schweren Unwetterlage an!Mehr dazu: [...]

Woest Willem – Geocache of the Week

7. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Traditional GC4Y3F1 by De Bosmannetjes Difficulty: 1.5 Terrain: 1.5 Location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands N 52° 55.927′ E 005° 00.071′ What do geocachers and pirates in common? They both treasure the treasure. Avast ye landlubbers! Join us for another wild ride and learn more about the adventures of Woest Willem (Wild William), a once fierce scourge of the seven seas in our Geocache of the Week. Woest Willem is inspired by a popular Dutch children's book of the same name. Willem is a crusty old pirate that lives alone in his house that he built with his own hands. One day, a terrified boy mistakenly climbs up the roof and Willem begrudgingly rescues him. They become friends and start building a boat together. Eventually, Willem has to admit that he never learned to swim, so the boy teaches him how, strengthening the bond between two unlikely mateys. The cache is located in the Netherlands on the outskirts of a small hamlet called Vatrop. Placed with permission of the property owner, it resides in a large wooden box attached to the property. Opening the box reveals a secret treasure chest Willem hid here after his retirement. It is a true pirate treasure, filled with doubloons and other valuable trinkets. Once you sign the logbook take a few minutes to explore the surrounding area as there are many interesting and unexpected art installations close to the pirate's home. Rumor has it that Willem got into art after his retirement, but we might never find out if that is the truth. Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world. 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. [...]

Bis Dienstag Unwetter möglich

7. Juni 2018 // 0 Kommentare

Die erste Unwetterlage steht bereits am Donnerstag und Freitag an; doch auch die Folgetage werden sehr gewittrig mit hohem Unwetterpotential!Mehr dazu: [...]
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