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From a Swan to the Canary: Swan

A cache by frozboz - adopted by Lisboa_Bruno Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/16/2007
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Swan Lane Pier. Start of the journey (or the end if you've come from Docklands!).

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

The cache: Swan

Small magnetic 35mm film canister. Bring a pencil / pen.

Once you’ve found it:

*** make sure you put it back properly and the magnet has attached so it will be there for those who follow you. Please also check the sight lines so it is not found / seen by those who shouldn’t! ***

You don't need to climb onto the pier structure if you are tall enough!!


Placed by frozboz in 2007
adopted by MaxKim
adopted by Lisboa_Bruno (2018)


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zntargvp ba cvcr, purfg uvtu. Nez ernpu njnl.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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