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Oxford Snark Hunt (Fit the 2nd) - Botanic Gardens

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Hidden : 06/16/2011
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Geocache Description:

One of a series of caches placed for Alice Day (2011) in Oxford.

This is placed near the entrance of the Botanic Gardens and although the staff are aware of it, a great deal of stealth will be required to retrieve it.

The cache is a tupperware box containing a log book, small pencil and small swaps.

The cache is close to a path and there is no need to step on plants to get to it. I have assured the staff there that geocachers are conscientious folk, please don't prove me wrong.

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonymn of Lewis Carroll, spent the majority of his adult life in Oxford where he was a lecturer in Mathematics. However, it is as the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There" that he is best known.

Amongst his other works is the nonsense poem "The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits)" the plot of which has been described thus: "with infinite humour the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature".

This cache has been placed to celebrate Alice Day (2011) which commemorates the very first telling of Alice in Wonderland (on 4 July 1862).

The University of Oxford Botanic Gardens are the oldest botanic gardens in Britain and include glasshouses and a walled garden.

Cache is suitable for disabled cachers but wheelchair users may need assistance to get the actual cache

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Arkg gb gur jbbqra qbbe (Fhzzre ragenapr) ba gur evtug unaq fvqr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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