Traditional Geocache

Castaway 2008

A cache by Mountaincat123 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/19/2008
In Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Small 0.5 ltr cache

This cache is very close to the Macleod Standing Stone on the west side of the Isle of Harris. If you stand by the stone and look towards the sea you can see the wonderful Island of Taransay.

In 2000 the BBC stranded 36 people on this island for a whole year. They had to be totally self sufficient and also cope with the unpredictable weather here. The cache is named in their honour. If you notice some small round grass covered houses around the island that is what they had to live in for the year.

The stone itself is believed to be 8000 years old and built around the same time as the Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis. They were probably used to mark the dates and months.

The cache is very close to the stone so please replace the cache carefully as you found it so that it does not impact on the local enviroment.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Syng fgbar nf lbh nccebnpu sebz gur frn, zbir fznyyre fgbar gb svaq gur pnpur

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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