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Elkman´s Algarve Cache

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Hidden : 04/19/2002
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2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This multi-cache is located at the Algarve. We (a German couple) have hidden our first cache during our holidays at the Algarve.
In order to vist all the waypoints on the route to the cache, you should have a car or at least a scooter.

Start at waypoint 1:
N 37° 08.282'
W 08° 32.143'

Clues for waypoint 2:

At waypoint 1 search for the „Azulejos“ and answer the following question:
When did the Portuguese discover a big south-american country?
a = day - 13
b = sum of the digits of the year + 20

(Example: Let's say they discovered this country on 21-May-1965. Then the solution would be a=21-13=8 and b=1+9+6+5+20=41)

Go to waypoint 2:
N 37° a.428'
W 08° b.291'

You find yourself in front of a big gate. Try to find a sign near the gate and answer the following question:
When was this remarkable building restored? (year)
c = first and third digit of the number

(Example: If the year was 1930, the solution would be c=13.)

Turn around. You will see a church. Go there and search for another sign at the south entrance.
Which year is mentioned on this sign?
d = total of the digits of the number + 10

(Example: If the year was 1930, the solution would be d=1+9+3+0+10=23.)

Go to waypoint 3:
N 37° c.382'
W 08° d.549'

The cache is hidden at this waypoint 3. Update (31.08.03): Last finder has placed the cache 6 meters north from last waypoint!

Just to make sure, that your calculations were correct: The distance between waypoint 1 and 2 is 10,4 km, between waypoint 2 and 3 is 5,5 km. (Bee-line, calculated by my Garmin.)

The cache contains the following items:

  • Howie the cow (hitchhiker from Blinky Bill´s Grevenbroich Cache in Germany)
  • Inflatable football helmet (very useful)
  • German novel, crime story
  • Nokia pin
  • Christmas card
  • Camouflage hankies
  • Coca-Cola key ring
  • Juggling ball
  • Playing cards
  • Logbook and pen (please do not remove from cache)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur pnpur vf uvqqra 6 zrgref abegu sebz na byq pbex gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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