View Full Version : Getting married in Portland -- looking for a cache to visit



geos of the jungle
06-25-2005, 06:19 AM
Hello,

We're heading up to the Boothbay Harbor area for vacation next week. First stop (after a pint at Grittys and/or Deweys) will be the Portland city hall to get married! :D

We'd like to visit a cache to commemorate the occasion. Can you recommend a cache in or around the Portland area? Something on the ocean would be great, but is not mandatory. Something with at least a small cache container as we plan to drop a TB to celebrate the event. Anything within an hour drive from Portland would work. It doesn't have to be in the direction of Boothbay Harbor as we're staying in Portland the first night then heading up to Boothbay Harbor the next day.

Thanks in advance!
tony & jane (2/3 geos of the jungle)

Ye Olde Prospector
06-25-2005, 07:07 AM
Congratulations Tony and Jane !!!

Wish you the best. Fort William's Cache at Portland Head Light might be a good choice. It is the location of Maine's first geocache and pretty easy to get to. It is in Cape Elizabeth. Very romantic with the lighthouse and ocean view. No matter which cache you choose enjoy your special day.

Ye Olde Prospector

Haffy
06-25-2005, 08:06 AM
Hey Congrats to you guys.Wow a geocaching couple being united once again. Seems like that is happening a lot these days. Did you guys happen to meet through caching or just happen to love caching together? Anyway there are a lot of really nice caches in the Portland area and I second the idea of the Portland headlight cache, it is truely a beautiful lighhouse. The cache itself is a little bit aways from the Light itself but that is because of the tremendous amount of muggles that are in the area but you should not have a hard time finding it.Good luck and may you have many years together caching. There are also some really beautiful caches in the Boothbay Harbor area also if you plan on doing any caching. Check out the Boothbay Harbor land trusts, they have some really beautiful preserves in the area with caches galore,right on the ocean. Have a great time. ;)

Cache Maine
06-25-2005, 08:35 AM
Congratulations! Including caching in the honeymoon plans is essential! ;) I also agree with YOP and Haffy6 about the Fort Williams Park (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=deced6dc-e2a2-4c54-beec-e002a350f42c)cache. The area is really nice and you guys would really enjoy it. However, there are numerous other caches in the area that you shouldn't miss! Here's just a few of my favorites!

Liberty Ships at Bug Light (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=745d4d83-42be-4466-990a-7b78b3e264c2)

Two Lights Challenge (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=28a46956-6824-48a2-9bc7-a8e2d371ff34)

lefty
06-25-2005, 08:53 AM
Congratulations. On your way up from Portland to Bothbay (Bruswick exit) you can hit the following. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=3d9a94b2-4dff-46e1-86c4-cf27a50136d4
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=369f9189-451c-4b02-bde6-9f286bdf30ab
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=801ad932-58af-4928-b313-97aa47e4c3dd
Lands End, Troubled Water & Cedar Beach are all close together and very scenic and all on the water. Good luck and enjoy our beautiful state.

Beach Comber
06-25-2005, 09:32 AM
Exciting! There are a number of caches at beautiful spots on the beach. Here are some that come to mind......


A Crescent Picnic
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=2273991c-b61f-4464-8f25-6d16abce909a

Liberty Ships At Bug Light
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=745d4d83-42be-4466-990a-7b78b3e264c2

The Fort Williams Cache
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=deced6dc-e2a2-4c54-beec-e002a350f42c

Oh my...look at the view!
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=3e2e094d-8719-490b-acc9-1cd119519d9f

Maine Seaside Stash *TMFS1*
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=5ad4b183-62ba-4277-90e3-a70736fdfb1e

Two Lights Challenge
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=28a46956-6824-48a2-9bc7-a8e2d371ff34

If you want to take some extra time you might consider an afternoon trip to Long Island in Casco Bay,do the caches listed below and then return on an evening cruise back to Portland. It would be a treat.....

Daytripper (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8e800bf4-23bf-40b6-b34b-99b4c55b1d52)
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=8e800bf4-23bf-40b6-b34b-99b4c55b1d52

Wreck Cove (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b4210ea0-4b92-4013-bafe-df0d24c558b1)
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=b4210ea0-4b92-4013-bafe-df0d24c558b1



Have a wonderful time no matter where you go!!

TwoMaineiacs
06-25-2005, 05:39 PM
Congratulations! You've picked a great area to come to for a honeymoon. I echo BeachCombers's recommendations and add "We don't need no education" GC2A46 which is a walk around Macworth Island, home of Maine's School for the Deaf. You walk the shoreline the whole way around with a granite pier half way to sit and enjoy full ocean/island views. Clever hide on the cache but the muggles are thick as mosquitos so be careful. Parking is limited at the island end of the causeway but worth seeing if it is available or not. Also recommend "Libery Ships at Bug Light" GC512E. Great harbor views but muggles abound there also.

geos of the jungle
06-26-2005, 06:46 AM
Wow! Thanks for all of the kind words and all of the great cache suggestions. I have them all bookmarked and will download them to the GPSr for the trip. We're looking forward to enjoying some of these wonderful locations.

To answer Haffy6's question, ...we met 6 years ago (before either of us had heard of geocaching), ...not sure if it even existed in its current form then. A co-worker of mine introduced me to geocaching almost a year ago. I went out and picked up an e-trex and introduced it to Jane and my son. We were hooked! We've learned so much about our town (and neighboring towns) and have had lots of fun in the meantime.

thanks again!
tony & jane

p.s. We will be releasing a TB (probably in Portland) to commemorate the occasion!

lefty
06-26-2005, 07:07 AM
***Lands end and troubled water are prolly going to be disabled.***

attroll
06-26-2005, 10:55 AM
***Lands end and troubled water are prolly going to be disabled.***
Lands End is already dosabled. I knew that one would not last.

Slate
06-29-2005, 10:23 AM
I took my wife geocaching on one of our first few dates. We didn't actually stop to search for the cache because it was wet and buggy off the trail, but we both had a great time and enjoyed a great spot together. After that, I didn't have nearly as much free time for geocaching anymore, but now I have her as my geocaching partner. The cache was Morse Mountain and we are both looking forward to returning there to find the cache and enjoy the walk and a picnic on the beach again.

geos of the jungle
07-01-2005, 09:14 PM
Thanks again for all of the wonderful suggestions. We got married in Portland today and this afternoon we took a drive out to Fort Williams. It looks like this area is going to be quite busy over the next few days with the USS Iwo Jima's arrival.

We spent some time enjoying the sights before tracking down the cache. We dropped off our "Jane & Tony 7/1/05" TB to commemorate the event.

happy caching!
geos of the jungle

Cache Maine
07-01-2005, 10:38 PM
Congratulations again you two...I'm glad things went well. I hope you have a great time in Boothbay Harbor!

Glad you enjoyed Maine's First Cache...

WhereRWe?
07-02-2005, 06:26 AM
Congrats on the wedding! I see that a lot of great cache suggestions have already been submitted. We've been married a long time, but we could still do another caching trip to Portland. Seems like a lot of caches we haven't got yet.

Hope you have many years of great companionship - that's what it's all about...

:D

Team2hunt
07-02-2005, 10:59 AM
Enjoy our beautiful state and it's many wonderful caches. If you have time. hehehe Congrats to both of you. :D :D

Tink
07-02-2005, 03:40 PM
Congrats to both of you....my husband and I actually geocached the day after we got married...!! LOL :p