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Traditional Geocache

From a Swan to the Canary: Tower - Save me!

Hidden : 6/14/2007
In London, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Tower - Save me!

The Quay closes around 21:00.

Cache is a magnetic nano. It's NOT inside the title item. Please don't open it

Please replace as found


From a Swan to the Canary

 

A series of caches from Swan Pier to Canary Wharf using the Riverside (Thames) path. The journey will take you past the Tower of London, through the St Katharine Docks (a separate mystery cache “Katherine and Thomas” to try there), then through the Hermitage Basin of the old Western docks on to Shadwell Basin before rejoining the Thames past Limehouse basin before reaching Docklands. A wide variety of cache styles from nanos to regulars.

As with a lot of urban caches you’ll need to be sensitive of local residents and be aware of potential watchers (whether in homes or offices or via security cameras). However, if you are approached by either Police or Security Officers avoid acting suspiciously and explain what you are doing.

I would recommend avoiding doing this one during weekday commute and lunch times. A good selection of pubs and restaurants towards the end of the series.

When we set this series my friend was taking photos using a camera mounted on a tripod: a wonderful excuse to hang around a particular area without attracting too much attention!

Good public transport connections at either end, the Docklands Light Railway is generally not too far away in the section between St Katharine Docks and Lime House Basin.

No need to go into any private areas or onto flowerbeds etc for any of these. Generally flat and well paved throughout.

The cache: Tower – Save me!


A magnetic nano in a busy tourist area. Maximum stealth!! Bring a pencil / pen.

Although generally cobbled in front of The Tower, there is a flagstoned path through.

 

 

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp, abg vafvqr, lbhe fubr ynpr vf haqbar.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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