Placing geocaches in and around the village will put Pentati on the worldwide treasure hunt map and encourage people to visit. Our geocaches will be listed at the bottom of this page as & when they are launched.
What is Geocaching?
This is probably best explained on www.geocaching.com but in short it is a global treasure hunt with 2,640,401 active Geocaches and over 6 million Geocache hunters (members) worldwide. Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the Geocache (container) hidden at that location. The container can be of any size and would normally contain a guestbook for people to sign, some also contain an item for exchange. Once found the Geocache hunter logs this on the Geocaching website.
There are several different types of Geocache which can be seen here: https://www.geocaching.com/about/cache_types.aspx.
Check out GPS and Geocaching 101; link kindly sent to us by Blake who has just started working towards earning his Geocaching merit badge. Blake found our web page on his Geocache quest and in true Boy Scout fashion thought it was a useful resource to share.
7th March 2017
Thank you Blake! :-)
Our first trackable has arrived!
- Parent Category: The Pentati Village Project
- Published: Friday, 23 October 2015 23:56
- Written by Claire Haas
Nice! The very aptly pirate boat shaped GeoToken arrived in our Pentati Pirate Trail GeoCache box on the 12th October. It started its travels in Germany on 27th December 2014 and has been through the Canary Islands, Sweden, Finland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands arriving in Corfu on the 1st October 2015.
You can follow its travels here: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=6072500&page=1
- Category: Geocaching