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Portal to Park (Lagos) Mystery Cache

This cache has been archived.

Team Caracache: I haven't been able to find a suitable special place for this cache which went missing on several occasions, so it is time to retire it!

Hidden : 01/17/2008
3 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The above coordinates are not those of the cache.
They are just chosen for publishing this cache.

This cache starts with a puzzle that leads you near to  an area which was known as one of the main gates of Lagos and to an object which is representative of one of Portugal's most notable voluntary organisations.

You must decode the following puzzle to find the initial cache coordinates


NOTE:If the above does NOT appear as a code on your computer then you are lucky. Just use these coordinates! In this case the degree of difficulty is only 2*!!
If you have not seen the code please mention in your log, as it will let me know how succesful the code was.

Here you will find the object which has a maker's name consisting of two words separated by an hyphen. (pay attention to the number of letters!!) The coordinates of the next stage, a park near a beautiful building which is in the process of restoration can be calculated by ascribing the numerical value of each letter in the maker's name (A=1, B=2 etc) in the form abcdefg-hijklm and calculating the decimal minutes in this formula:-

N37º 05.(f+g) x {e+ (a-c)}, W008º 40.(k-h) x {(i x j)+(h+l)}.
(NB in this formula x means multiply)

At the Park you will find the dates of the person after whom the park was named, in the format ABCD-EFGH

 From this the final cache coordinates may be calculated as  N37º 05.F H (D-C)'  and W008º 40. (G-E)(A+D)(B-G)'

Be aware of muggles nearby when retrieving and replacing the cache. Good luck and enjoy the walk from the Portal to the Park!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

1: Fhccyl jngre! Svany: Nvz uvtu ( 2z.) naq fgrc hc gb svaq vg.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)