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S.R. Badmin

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Hidden : 12/28/2009
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

S.R. (Roy) Badmin was a watercolour artist who lived in Sussex for many years and painted some stunning local scenery.
This cache consists of a puzzle to solve, a micro at the site of one of his paintings and a final cache. The GR is not for either the micro or the cache. It is, however, possible to park very close to both.


"The work of Stanley Roy Badmin has a unique place in the hearts and minds of the post-war generation. Nobody who has lived through this period of time will have failed to notice his bright and lucid illustrations for the Shell Guides.....Badmin's detailed and romantic pictures of the English countryside encapsulate the appeal of the whole series. His intense and meticulous watercolours have appeared on over a hundred greetings cards, Christmas cards and calendars produced by Royle's. They have illuminated book jackets and the covers of Reader's Digest volumes". So reads the introduction to his biography - 'S.R.Badmin and the English Landscape".

However, to me he was my Grandpa and weekly walks with him in the countryside and on the downs were one of my early introductions to my lifelong fascination with, and career in, natural history.

To find the cache, you first need to solve this puzzle:

North 50 59.(April, Hornbeam)(May, Bird Cherry)(June, Elm)

West 000 38.(July, Tamarisk)(August, Weeping Willow)(September, Hazel)

You can check your answers for this puzzle on Geochecker.com.

This will take you to approximately where he painted the following picture;

Evening Snow"

and are the co-ordinates for a magnetic nano which contains the GR for the final cache which is an ammo box with a selection of swaps.

GZ FOR THE FINAL CACHEWAS DESTROYED IN DECEMBER 2010! Until the nano is updated, ADD 4 TO THE NORTHINGS AND TAKE 18 FROM THE WESTINGS.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Micro] Vg'f zntargvp!
[Cache] Ghpxrq va gur raq

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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