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Wilburys A GoGo Fort

A cache by KiwiWilsonFamily Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/16/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

MANY THANKS TO THE KIWIWILSON FAMILY THAT PLACED THE ORGINIAL
IT HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY ROLLERRON
This is a GoGo's Crazy Bones Swap Cache. Do not leave anything else, or take any unless you have one to swap.

Take care when opening the unusual container, contents could spill out rather easily. Best to remove completely from site before opening ... trust me! Bring a pencil just in case, and dont be afraid to pull logbook, its just velcro.

This name and spot was chosen for the following reasons:

- The cache contains 10 or so Go-Gos for swapping;

- Wilbury is known to be a hillfort. The name Wilbury is first recorded in 1007, where it is spelt wiligbyrig, meaning “at the willow fort”; it is one of four in Hertfordshire. If you look across from the top of the hill you can see another fort way in the distance.

- An Anglo-Saxon burial was found here before 1892 with a 10th - or 18th century strap end. (ties in well with 'crazy bones' - bone being what the original GoGos were made of).

Some extra info about THE AREA is that the car park is the smaller gravel quarry with the larger pit being across the road. The gravel found here, at the top of the hill, originally came from the bottom of a river valley flowing from the south-east to north-west. This stream was part of an ancient river system known to geologists as the Bytham River.

- The infamous Ickneild Way path is here, the oldest road in Britian.

Now, GOGO'S CRAZY BONES, is the modern version of a game inspired by a children's game played in Ancient Greece and Rome called 'Astragal' (Knucklebones) where sheep's knucklebones were used.

I doubt the sheeps knuckles were as colourful or cute as the hundreds of individual characters produced as GoGos.

Of course there are the elusive 'rare' pieces that are unlikely to be found in this cache as they are well sought after by collectors and can fetch a decent price - but you never know!

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All cachers welcome to find and sign log of course but PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY GOGO'S WITHOUT REPLACING WITH ANOTHER GOGO.

There is an easy way and a hard way to get to this cache - we recommend the easy way.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur tenff vf nyjnlf terrare ba gur bgure fvqr bs gur srapr naq n tngr vf nyjnlf n orggre jnl gb trg gb vg.

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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