History and beauty in one spot — SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC) — Geocache of the Week

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Just incredible! Photo by geocacher Suikerbossies

Just incredible! Photo by geocacher Suikerbossies

Geocache Name:

SS: Lusitania (GC2D9WC)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1.5/2

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

Geocaching can bring us to beautiful places, as well as teach us about the history of an area—this geocache does both. Ground zero gives you sweeping views of the Cape of Good Hope. You can see the crystalline blue water and sandy beaches for miles. By reading the geocache’s description, you’ll also learn about the history of this area—a tragic shipwreck took place just off shore.

What geocachers have to say:

“Easily found while visiting the Cape. Very nice hide, very very nice spot!” – AlteGurke

“While a great tour we found this Cache together with xhanmanx! Great spot, thanks a lot for hiding!
Greetings from Germany!!!” – LÖ8277

“Had a few trips up and down the stairs until I found the right direction to go. This is a great area for sightseeing. I went to Cape Horn last year and now I’ve been to the Cape of Good Hope. Cool! Thanks for putting a cache here.” – kayst

 

Photos:

Scenery + history. Photo by geocacher flyMIK

Scenery + history. Photo by geocacher flyMIK

Even when there is no view, the view is still amazing. Photo by geocacher josan08

Even when there is no view, the view is still amazing. Photo by geocacher josan08

The beach. Photo by geocacher flyMIK

The beach. Photo by geocacher flyMIK

Epic view from GZ. Photo by geocacher Geo Peet

Epic view from GZ. Photo by geocacher Geo Peet

 

What has been the most interesting piece of history you’ve learned through geocaching? Tell your story and post photos in the comments.

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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