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The Chain again

A cache by TheDonovans Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/23/2011
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

This cache (our first) is placed near the historic location of defensive chain laid across the Medway to prevent enemy ships attacking the dockyard and the English fleet. It didn't work very well!

The Raid on the Medway, sometimes called the Battle of the Medway, Raid on Chatham or the Battle of Chatham, was a successful Dutch attack on the largest English naval ships, laid up in the dockyards of their main naval base Chatham, that took place in June 1667 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. The Dutch, under nominal command of Lieutenant-Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, bombarded and then captured the town of Sheerness, sailed up the River Thames to Gravesend, then up the River Medway to Chatham, where they burnt three capital ships and ten lesser naval vessels and towed away the HMS Unity and the HMS Royal Charles, pride and normal flagship of the English fleet. The raid led to a quick end to the war and a favourable peace for the Dutch. It was the worst defeat in the Royal Navy's history!

The cache is not a normal container and is thus camouflaged. It is magnetic - please replace it carefully .

Note for the differently abled - the path up the location of the cache is very accessible. The cache itself MAY be reached from a chair.

The cache has moved slightly (again!) to try and stop it being stolen so often! The cache can no longer hold items at all - you will need to bring a pen or a pencil - initials only please!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Clue 1]
Vg'f uvqvat va cynva fvtug

[Clue2]
Ner lbh orvat jngpurq?

[Clue3]

Ybbx sbe n fhasybjre .

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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