gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N) – Geocache of the Week

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No big deal, just walking into a geocache. Photo by geocacher patafix86

No big deal, just walking into a geocache. Photo by geocacher patafix86

Geocache Name:

gigantesque – The Big One (GC5Q8N)

Difficulty/Terrain Rating:

1/1.5

Why this is the Geocache of the Week:

The first souvenir for the Geocaching Road Trip ’15 is Fun with Favorites: find any geocache with 10+ Favorite Points to earn it. After finding this geocache, you’ll not only have the new souvenir, you’ll also be one of the few geocachers who can truthfully say, “I’ve walked around inside a geocache.”

What geocachers have to say:

“What a super cache. Thanks to the owners for allowing it. Must be a tourist pull!Well done Johnny-Vegas. TFTC” – creditdog

“It is a great moment of geocaching and a very beautiful discovery. I do not know how to express all this without revealing it too much. As a result, I would content with inviting the other players to come to discover this “box” and to see what it contains. A warm congratulations and thank you for this outstanding geocache.” – cukcelte

“Wow!!! What a beauty, This must be the largest cache we are ever likely to see. Thanks for the welcome from Johnny Vegas. Nice to have met you. We will try and visit this cache again and bring more stuff.” – DaiGym

What the geocache owner, Johnny-Vegas, has to say:

“I wanted to be more involved with Geocaching so my mind started ticking over with ideas. It’s the way I am, quite imaginative and some say over imaginative!

Our new home came with a 7.5 tonne DAF lorry parked up in the barn. It was registered in the UK and so very difficult to re-register it here in France. There is already plenty of storage and outbuildings so another “store room” was not really required.
I decided to convert the lorry and it’s massive box on the back to be a cache container but I didn’t want it to just look like a half-hearted attempt. So decided to paint it a deep green colour just like an ammo box, I had vinyl lettering made to create a geocaching.com label in extra large letters. Camouflage netting was placed over the cab to “blend” it into the background and a camouflage interior design was created.
I really wanted it to look and feel like a cache container and not the back of an old truck.
With the cache being located within our grounds I get to meet other cachers and share their experiences which is wonderful. Reading their feedback tells me they are really happy with finding the cache (not hard to locate!) but also sharing their excitement with me, it really is great fun.”

Photos:

So, are they considered swag now? Photo by francoizik

So, are they considered swag now? Photo by francoizik

A happy family outside the container. Photo by Les moregans

A happy family outside the container. Photo by Les moregans

A giant logbook to match the cache. Photo by geocacher C2iC

A giant logbook to match the cache. Photo by geocacher C2iC

What’s the largest geocache you’ve ever found? Post your photos in the comments.

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