Mystery Cache

Kibbutz

A cache by The_Physics_Teacher Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/16/2011
In Victoria, Australia
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


OK, it’s not a real kibbutz. If you have arrived at the published coordinates you are standing in front of (if not on) a nicely manicured lawn and garden belonging to the Whitehorse Horticultural Centre. This is another of those gems in suburbia. The centre comprises a meeting hall, a nursery in the rear that specializes in Australian natives and a large communal garden. I am not sure why a suburb where most people live on a quarter acre block needs a communal garden but it is well used so the need must be there.

The folks around here are very proud of their green thumbs and to protect their floral assets and to prevent the caching community from being accosted for foraging among the greenery I have placed the cache a short walk away.

Spend a little time wandering around looking at the plaques and things and gather a few figures for the puzzle grid below. The numbers after the clues refer to the number of digits you need. Within a few minutes you will be heading around the back into the freeway reserve to retrieve a 1.5L systema container painted black and containing a few meaningless trinkets.

I have rated the terrain 2.5 due to the walk and the long grass but you can drive quite close to the cache. Make sure you can drive out again. Be prepared for the grass seeds in your socks and in summer look out for snakes (I’m beginning to think this is not a good place for a cache … nonsense, cachers know no fear). I have not seen a snake in here in the ten plus years I have lived in the area but I bet there are those who have.

CLUES:

1 Street address number of the centre. (2)
3 For bookings ring: (8)
11 Water reduction target percentage. (2)
13 Water reduction target due in. (4)
17 Water meter license number. (4)
21 Whitehorse - Matsudo anniversary number. (2)
23 Whitehorse - Matsudo anniversary date (year). (4)

 

ANSWER KEY:

 

Puzzle

 

The cache is located at: S37° 50.ROJ, E145° 10.RTR

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yvprafr ab. ba rnfg fvqr. Pnpur haqre ybt haqre cvggbfcbehz.

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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Last Updated: on 3/14/2017 5:44:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (12:44 PM GMT)
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