The Peter Pan caches are an international grouping of seven multi-caches. Find foreign friends and solve seven caches in five countries across three continents.
|Each Peter Pan cache is a multi-cache. The given location is your local Peter Pan statue designed by Sir George Frampton (1860-1928) following a commission by J M Barrie. Seven castings were made and the statues reside in:
London (UK GC188J7)
Liverpool (UK GC18GZC)
St John's (Newfoundland Canada GC1988Q)
Toronto (Canada GC18DGA)
Perth (Australia GC183ZQ)
Camden (New Jersey - USA GC1899C)
The London statue was erected in secret during the night and 'magically' appeared on 1st May 1912, having been originally commissioned in 1910. There was no publicity before the statue's arrival and on the day, Barrie placed this announcement in The Times:
"There is a surprise in store for the children who go to Kensington Gardens to feed the ducks in the Serpentine this morning. Down by the little bay on the south-western side of the tail of the Serpentine they will find a May-day gift by Mr J.M. Barrie, a figure of Peter Pan blowing his pipe on the stump of a tree, with fairies and mice and squirrels all around. It is the work of Sir George Frampton, and the bronze figure of the boy who would never grow up is delightfully conceived."
It is said that J M Barrie was not particularly happy with the initial design and that Belgium gained the first casting, whilst that in London is in fact the second casting. More likely is that the Brussels Peter Pan was Frampton's war memorial gift to Belgium - it dates from 1924. Certainly questions were raised in the Houses of Parliament about the appropriateness of the 1912 statue in a Royal Park. Kensington Gardens is where J M Barrie met the boys who were to be the basis of the Peter Pan story, and the exact location was chosen by Barrie who himself then lived close to Kensington Gardens. The London statue suffered damage in 1943 and in 1952 the pipe was stolen, although quickly replaced.
Each cache has a small/micro/nano container not far from the Peter Pan statue. Inside each stage one small/micro/nano are the LONGITUDE and LATITUDE of two other Peter Pan final stages. Find geo-friends, swop LONGS and LATS - and go find your own final stage two cache. If any of your team of friends with whom you have swopped Longitudes and Latitudes claim a find, then you can also claim their (overseas) find. This gives you a total of seven possible claimed finds.
Your log will need to name the members of your team and Tinkerbell requires the password from the logbook inside the final cache container. You will need to email to members of your team the password so that they can also validly claim the cache!
To find the Peter Pan (Brussels) stage go to the given location where on the statue you will find two sentences, one in French and one in Dutch. Calculate ABC as follows:
- use the value of the 3th letter (A=1, B= 2, ... Z=26) of the only word of 7 letters that appears 2 times in the French text to find A
- use the value of the last letter of the French text to find B
- use the value of the 8th letter of the longest word in the Dutch text to find C
Project a new WP at AB m and CC0,C°
Go to this point and you will find a small box with some notes in it, with on these notes the longitude and latitude of 2 other Peter Pan final stages. Take one note, hide the stash as you found it and be at that moment attentive for muggles! Act then as written hereabove (by leaving a note on the cache page).
ATTENTION: one can not approach the statue between 20 PM and 7 AM!
The stash was vandalized again and isn’t safe anymore at the original final location, that means at the final coordinates you received from you teammembers. It is therefore displaced at a significant distance of 1216 m, bearing W at 252.4°, with a shift of 0.198 minutes to the south and of 0.992 minutes to the west.
Watch you tube video of Peter Pan: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk-ROaSD-Os"