Tasmania: The Apple Isle
TTAI – Tasmania: The Apple Isle is a series of puzzle caches situated east of the historic township of Oatlands. There are 60 puzzle caches in total involved in making a shape of an apple. The puzzles are fairly easy, and the containers are a collection of mainly eclipse tins and bison tubes, although a number of other hides exist as well.
Tasmania was known as the apple isle. There were two schools of thought regarding the reason. The first is that Tasmania is basically shaped as an apple. The second is Tasmania was one of world’s largest apple producers. Apple’s are still grown in large numbers, but agriculture has diversified over the past 20 years (http://tourtasmania.com/tasfaq/economy/apple.html)
Tasmania’s apple industry has been reduced to 50 – 60 apple growing families, with the industry worth $40-$50 million dollars per annum. Tasmania still produces over 55,000 Tonnes of apples each year. Further information can be found at http://www.aussieapples.com.au/growing-regions/tasmania.aspx
The pattern of the TTAI puzzles is simple. Refer to the Cache Map that is attached to cache 60 for the sequence for solving caches and how to find the coordinates for the final cache TTAI 60. This cache is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Puzzle : Geocaching Story
The coordinates for the location of the cache can be located in the text below. You are looking for the decimal minutes. The cache can be found at
S 42 14.xxx
E 147 34.xxx
This is the story of a nine Brothers that went geocaching together. They attempted a cache that was very difficult, a brother thought it should have been rated at six of the difficulty scale, but the first to find it thought it was very easy and thought the rating of two was fair. Caches are different to each person, some people will find it easily, but others will struggle with the same hide.
Anyway the Brothers found eight caches on the day, but eight different brothers were credited with a find. Of these there were seven different types of hide, each hide being found by a different brother. Sometimes its more luck than good management to finding a cache
You can check your answers for this puzzle on GeoChecker.com.