Does placing a geocache under a busy rail line comply with the rules? When I saw the spot on the map, that was my first question. Then, as we were driving towards the coordinates, I immediately understood how that can be possible. You will see it.
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We found this geocache in a small village in Austria. Recently, we decided to stop for a night in Austria on longer trips. Each time, we stay in a different place with the intention of geocaching in different areas and to discover the region. Are you also trying to fill up the maps of different countries?
It was an exciting location, as so many tiny villages were next to each other. As we were driving towards the destination, every block was a different village. Long ago, a Dutch friend of mine told me to get off the highways to see a country. It is so true. Since we started to stop in different countries for a single night, but each time at a different location, and we try to be off the highway. There is so much to see.
We arrived at the hotel early enough to go shopping. Yes, we go shopping in different places. We love to explore what they sell in different areas, to find local products and delicacies. One of the things we have our eyes wide open for is the things we can use for geocaching. You know that feeling when you spot an object, and you immediately know how to convert it to a container and where to hide it.
After visiting two stores, we opened up the app to see the closest geocache. Within a kilometer, we had one. It had a parking location defined as well. If you hide geocaches, I recommend that you point out where to park, if possible at all. There is nothing more annoying than when you have limited time, and you are in a car you drove to the location, and you cannot park anywhere close.
We parked at the marked parking spot. While walking down to the coordinates, we discussed how nice and clean the area is.
The area was nice and clean, but the underground was not the neatest. As you can see in the photos in Austria, they also paint on the walls. Some artists can draw a few lines, and that looks good on a wall, but most of them should go and practice somewhere first.
It was late afternoon, the sun was about to set. Not many were out on the streets, so it was easy to search. As we saw a similar hide before, it was a quick find. After signing, I quickly took some photos so I can share them with you on this post, and off we go.
There is always more to see
On the way back to the car, we spotted something interesting. There was a house in front of us. I even took a photo for you. It looked like it is abandoned and from many decades ago. A part of it already started to collapse, which we do not often see in Austria. We just discussed maybe it belonged to some old couple, and they passed away, and now no one is taking care of it at all. And then, we saw a young mother pushing her baby in a cart out the gate. So it is not abandoned.
We headed back to the hotel. I have to mention it was a strange hotel. It was freezing in the room, so we complained. They explained that the heating is timed. What? Ok, what does it mean? Is it on in the summer? After convincing them that we are cold, they managed to overrule the system, and it started to heat up in the room. Of course, during the night, it turned off again.
This is nowadays a common hiding technic. I saw it in different countries, also on different continents. I even made a similar one.
This hide is really good in urban areas. The best if you find some industrial area where you can get permission from a company that has a camera pointed to the place you can hide it. Security usually loves it. We searched in such areas after working hours. I am sure every morning, they scroll through the last evening and night recordings and laugh a lot on how people were searching, browsing.
What you need yo create this hide
- A waterproof electric junction box. Check here.
- Some strong magnets, which you can find here.
- A cute notepad with a pen. I personally prefer preparing my own logbook, but if you just want to pick up one look around here.
- As this type of container is big enough, you should consider placing some geocaching swag into it. Check here for some ideas.
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