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Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

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Hidden : 12/4/2014
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A Night Cache for the adventurous cacher smiley

Fortunes Frolic's name may well come from the name of an old family of Haverfordwest - The Fortune Family.

Two men, Samuel Fortune and John James, his fiancees brother, decided after an altercation at a ball in nearby Tenby, to settle their differences by duel at the place now known as Fortunes Frolic...

Until well into the 1800's duels were fought in order to settle points of honour, and indeed following the infamous 1831 Parliamentary election in Haverfordwest, Charles Grenville, the losing candidate, fought two duels with men who were said to have insulted him. (source: THE LAST DRAGON A Book of Pembrokeshire Folk Tales - Brian John)

This cache is placed near the location of a duel fought in Haverfordwest between Samuel Fortune and John James.

In duelling etiquette, it was good form to fire into the air at your opponent to 'deliberately miss' but sustain your honour.

In this case however, after weapons were loaded and the candidates 'seconds' had gone through the formalities, Samuel fired into the air as per etiquette. John James however, driven by some dark desire, fired directly at his opponent and Samuel sustained mortal injuries. He is buried in St. Thomas' churchyard in the town. His fiancee was so shocked, that she died shortly after him. Broken heart? She was buried with her beloved in the same place.

Samuels ghost has reportedly been observed on the grassy walk along the Frolic, searching for his beloved or his adversary?

You will need to bring a very bright torch with you to find this cache. A MULTI L.E.D. torch is suggested or other torch with a powerful beam. To see the 'Tigers Eyes' you will need to hold the torch at eye level, ideally at the side of your head, or with a head mounted Multi - LED light. Holding the torch at waist level will NOT show the Tigers eyes. The co-ordinates will give you the place where you should stand to start looking.

Stand at the co-ordinates and sweep the torch slowly in a 360 degree arc. You will see a point of bright light shining back at you from a tree. Move to that tree and repeat the process under the spot where the 'Tigers Eye' is situated. The trail is only visible from one direction. You will go to multiple trees and eventually end at a multi trunked tree which has many 'Tiger Eyes' on its many trunks. Your cache is in the middle at the convergence of trunks...

PLEASE put the cache back where you found it and cover with some camouflage. I have had to replace this cache more than once due to it not being replaced properly.

Happy caching and look out for Samuel Fortune's ghost devil


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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