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A cache by Zantus Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/24/2008
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Geocache Description:

The Campanile

I've been wanting to place a cache at this location for a quite a while, and it is definately a place that deserves a cache as it is such a prominent land mark and historical site of our friendly city.
To make sure you don't just run in to grab the cache, you will have spend some time there to work out a message to see where it is.

But, try and do it when there isn't a tour or school group inside....could make things very difficult as you'll spending quite a bit of time there.

A bit of History:
"The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing of the 1820 Settlers and is situated at the entrance to the railway station and docks in Strand Street. A climb of 204 steps takes one to the Observation Room, offering a magnificent view of the harbour and surroundings, more than 52m above the city. The Campanile contains the largest carillon of bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock. Opening times are Tuesdays to Saturdays from 09h00 till 12h30 and 13h30 till 17h00. On Sundays, opening times are from 14h00 till 17h00. (Closed on Mondays). Admission is by freewill donation."

What's the point of a Campanile cache, if you don't have to go to the observation deck. So you'll have to start off by climbing to the top. Here you will find the clues that will give a description of where the cache is is a large structure with hundreds of possible hiding places inside and out, so it could take days to find without decrypting the message....that's if the cache is even at this site ;-)

When you get to the top floor, stand in the middle of the room and from here you will find your first 3 clues.

CLUE 1 - Look out the window towards the sea. What do you see? (1 word answer)

CLUE 2 - Now turn to you left. What do you see in the distance. (2 word answer)

CLUE 3 - Now turn to your left again. Your back will now be facing the sea. Which historic land mark do you see.
(2 word answer)

Example to explain:
Clue 1: Boat
Clue 2: Car

From here on when I refer to the "Alphabet Number", I mean the following.
If the clue is boat, and I say the 2nd letter of the word is the "Alphabet Number", it means "o" is the 15th letter of the alphabet and then for that "Series" A=15, B=30, C=45, D=60, i.e. the numerical value of each letter climbs in increments of 15.

The "Series" will be defined as follows:
If you use the above "Alphabet Number" to create clue 2 it will be called a "Series"
For the example, "Series-1" will be:

I will then say subtract the series from the sequence of numbers, you will have to subtract it repeatedly until you reach the end of the numbers, i.e. for the above example you subtract 45 from the first number, then 15 from the second number, then 270 from the third number, and then you start again by subtracting 45 from the fourth number, then 15 from the fifth number, etc, until the end of the sequence of numbers.

You will end up with a sequence of numbers after adding/subtracting as instructed. At this point you'll have an instruction on how to decode that sequence of numbers again making use of an "Alphabet Number" specified.

The Alphabet Number for Series-1 is the 1st letter of clue 3.
Series-1 will be the answer to Clue 3, but only the first word of the 2 word name. (i.e. use the above Alphabet Number to create Clue 3)

Now add Series-1 to the sequence of numbers below:

542 48 484 208 306 592 560 174 412 550 378 358 380 660 178 208 306 52 344 480 628 460 252 628 164 300 682 550 396 322 452 66 268 352 342 232 92 426 322 244 702 628 272 48 484 82 630 412 524 534 232 658 18 538 452 516 358 388 324 70 614 732 358 190 234 682 290 480 394 298 360 34 344 300 376 388 486 538 272 642 394 388 558 484 236 120 520 64 396 682 668 462 16 478 90 286 380 678 106 424

The Alphabet Number for Series-2 is the last letter of clue 1.
Series-2 will be the answer to Clue 1 (i.e. use the above Alphabet Number to create Clue 1)

Now subtract Series-2 from the sequence of numbers you got after adding Series-1.
(I.E. (Numbers given)+(Series-1)-(Series-2))

This will give you a sequence of numbers that represent the message you need to find the cache.

For this final sequence of numbers the Alphabet Number will be the 9th letter of Clue 2.

Use this Alphabet Number to decrypt the message that will tell you in which of the hundreds of possible places it might be.

I hope it didn't take too long and that you enjoyed your time at The Campanile.

Thanks for doing this cache!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gurer jvyy or uryc gb gryy lbh jung rknpgyl lbh ner fhccbfr gb frr bhg gur jvaqbjf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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