water caches

Over the past few weeks we’ve been out on the boards hiding a few water caches on and around the lake.

The plan is to create a series of five or six, half an hour to forty five minutes paddle between them, each giving a different view of the lake.

Here are the first three.

Happy hunting. 🙂


You can get to this one on foot at the public beach – the perfect place to start if you’re not staying right on the lake.

water caches

When we prepared it we put in a Spiderman Pez dispenser, some elastic bands, a clothes peg (!) and the usual log book, pencil and sharpener.

And we hid it in the dark. 🙂

water cache


For this and GC6B9R3 you’ll need a paddle board, canoe or kayak.

It’s hidden a 15 to 20 minute paddle south of the public beach on the western shore of the lake.

Water Caches

When we hid it we put in a small calculator, coin and the usual log book and pencil.

The views of the Macgillycuddy Reeks are just breathtaking from it!

water caches


Last but not least (for now), this one is a 30 to 45 minute paddle from GC6BHBX.

We put in a Mickey Mouse Pez dispenser, some bits of LEGO and the usual notepad, pencil etc..


Oh yes, and there are some stunning views up towards Glencar.

water caches

We hid it on a beautiful Saturday morning in February, launching from Blackstone’s Bridge which is another way to get to it… although more like an hour’s paddle. Well worth it if you have the time.

To find these caches your best bet is to bring a mobile (safely stored in a water proof case of course) with the Geocache app installed. Also remember to bring great stuff to swap. 🙂

There’s obviously a chance some caches will float or blow away, or people remove them, so do let us know and we’ll try and replace if necessary.

We’ll add more as the year goes on.

Remember… have fun and be safe.

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