Rory wilmer - lost behind the curtain

May 30, 2013, 01:00 AM, Barga, Tuscany, Italy GEOCACHING is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, anywhere in the world.

A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook where the geocacher enters the date they found it and signs it with their established code name. After signing into the log, the cache must be placed back exactly where the person found it. Larger containers such as plastic storage containers (Tupperware or similar) or ammunition boxes can also contain items for trading, usually toys or trinkets of little value.

The geocaches of Barga are somewhat different as they in fact do contain objects of value.

This is the first of a series of 20 geocaches which are being hidden in the around the medieval walled city of Barga (LU) In Tuscany over the next month.

The caches contain signed original artworks, drawings, charcoal drawings, prints and etchings by 15 artists working in this area.