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SideTracked - Avoncliff Traditional Cache

This cache has been archived.

Half Man Half Eejit: Well, what can you say about today's breed of supercilious cachers[V]?

I will be archiving this, all other similar caches and, in fact, every cache I 'own' over the course of the next couple of weeks. Frankly, I'm rather bored of reading condescending comments and simple, lazy know the ones - "T4TC" (and worse).

The fact remains that caches of this age were approved under an entirely different ruleset. I'm not adverse to the changes that have been introduced, far from it, but sometimes you just wonder why perfectly reasonable (I'll come back to that) and [u]approved[/u] caches have to be archived at the whim of someone who simply didn't like the experience. I believe there is a term to describe how these 'elderly' caches are treated by the reviewers and wider community at large - "grandfathered".

The reason why my Wife and I chose to place caches at Avoncliff, Freshford and Melksham was because they are [b]un-manned[/b] request stops. As a result, at the time of placing, we believed it would be extremely unlikely that any cachers would ever meet anyone from the rail company when searching for the discreet cache containers. [b]Nothing[/b] has changed! Anyway, c'est la vie...!

As with all of our caches, thanks for all those that took the time to visit and say something nice...well actually just anything other 'T4TC' (or less).

Time for us to move on and free space up for others[:D].

Hidden : 10/28/2007
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

About SideTracked

We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy. But what about public transport users? SideTracked caches are intended to provide quick cache and dashes at train stations.

About Avoncliff Station

This is a quaint, un-manned request stop station serving the hamlet of Avoncliff. This area is often busy with local people and tourists who walk or cycle alongside the Kennet & Avon canal. There is also a stunning aqueduct, built by John Rennie to see.

This stretch of railway between Bradford on Avon and Bath Spa passes through the glorious Avon valley and hence offers the commuter another perspective to enjoy at a leisurely pace. There is also the Kennet & Avon canal for those wishing to stop for a walk or bike ride.

The Cache

You are looking for a magnetic canister.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ybbx hc naq jngpu bhg sbe gheohyrapr!

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)