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Fort micro #13 (Fort Darnet)

A cache by Hen & Jen Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/29/2008
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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A series of caches placed at the location or approximate location of the Victorian forts known as the Palmerston follies,
These include the Medway forts (some of which are in private hands and some of which are no longer in existence).

The location is generally of the main gate or what use to be the main gate as near as I can judge, however some times it is not possible to get to the gate so it will be somewhere adjacent, some of them will take a bit of ingenuity. some of them will take a bit of daring do.

If any body would like to expand this series please do, I would just ask that you could let henly know first so he can keep track of the Fort numbers and names to avoid duplication

Fort Darnet, like Fort Hoo was built on the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission on an island covering the inner navigable channel of the River Medway, Kent. Originally designed for two tiers of guns mounted in a circle, with a boom strung between them, there were many problems with subsidence, and after extensive cost overruns the forts were completed in 1871 with one tier, and 11 guns, a mixture of 9in and 7in RMLs, and no boom. The forts were never used in anger, and were disarmed before the First World War. In the Second World War the fort was used as observation posts, with platforms and pillboxes built on top. The fort is still in fair condition, however the magazine level seems to have been deliberately flooded to minimise access and vandalism. The island can be freely visited by boat, though the landing is muddy.
Congrats on the FTF to Zoro hope you enjoy the coin.
Good luck and have fun :)
There's plenty to enjoy in The Medway Towns, so why not make a day of it and do some of the other caches in the area.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

V urfvgngr gb guvax jung guvf znl unir orra hfrq sbe, ubjrire vgf dhvgr pyrna abj.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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