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Celtic monks' secret

A cache by GarenKreiz and familly Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/28/2001
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

  Le secret des deux moines celtes

An island, two tombs, a legend

On a lone island off the north coast of Brittany, two granite crosses standing in the dunes resist the sea winds. A local legend tells that two celtic monks were buried there, that the two tombs slighly move toward each over every year and that the world will end when they'll touch!

In the alignment of the two tombs toward the sea, the horizon is marked by a cairn made of large blocks of granite. Behind the cairn lies the true secret of the monks.

We used a canoe to reach the cache's island at high tide but it is generally reachable by foot at low tide.

Une île, deux tombes, une légende

Une légende bretonne raconte que sur une île déserte sont enterrés deux moines celtes, que les croix de granit marquant l'emplacement des tombes se rapprochent imperceptiblement tous les ans et que la fin du monde adviendra lorsqu'elles se toucheront.

L'alignement des tombes vers la mer pointe sur un cairn de blocs de granit derrière lequel est caché le véritable secret des moines!

Nous avons utilisé un canoé pour atteindre l'île car la marée était haute mais à marée basse, en faisant attention aux horaires et coefficients, l'ile est accessible à pieds.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf ybpngrq ba gur Ntnagba vfynaq va Cyrhzrhe-Obqbh.

Gur pnvea vf 2 gb 3 zrgref uvtu naq vf ybpngrq nzbat nonaqbaarq tenavgr dhneevrf. Oruvaq gur pnvea (gb gur abegu), gurer vf n tenavgr oybpx ybbfryl funcrq yvxr n pehqr nepu. Gur pnpur vf haqre gur nepu oruvaq n srj fgbarf.

[French]

Yn pnpur rfg fhe y'vyr Ntnagba (bh vyr Pnagba) nh ynetr qr y'Vyr-Tenaqr à Cyrhzrhe-Obqbh.

Yr pnvea snvg 2-3 zègerf qr unhg rg rfg fvghé nh zvyvrh q'napvraarf pneevèerf qr tenavg. Qreevèer yr pnvea (nh abeq) fr gebhir ha ebpure erffrzoynag inthrzrag à har nepur nffrm tebffvèer; yr "geéfbe" fvghé fbhf y'nepur (qreevèer dhrydhrf pnvyybhk) a'rfg cnf à yn unhgrhe qr yn yétraqr znvf vy ar gvrag dh'à ibhf qr y'raevpuve!

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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