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1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree

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Hidden : 12/15/2014
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

Day 1 – A partridge in a pear tree A non standard container with a small log container attached.

Please do not remove the log container from the cache A circular walking around 3 miles in total based on the song The Twelve Days of Christmas with the cache container having a sometimes tenuous link to the line of the song. Enjoy, the caches are placed to be found and all we ask is the cache is replaced as found.

The route is along both footpaths and byways and sadly for the majority of the route is not wheelchair or buggy accessible. All but one of the caches are on byways so it would be possible to drive most of the circuit in a 4x4 vehicle. Parts are deeply rutted so is not suitable for a standard car or van. It can get muddy in places and appropriate footwear and clothing is recommended.

No two cache containers are the same and in most cases the log container is fixed to the cache container so please don’t try and pull it off. You will need to bring your own pen and tweezers may prove useful as well.

Please park considerately when leaving your vehicle at the suggested waypoint. Please do not park on the bridleway as it is single track with no passing places and soft verges. There is a local Stagecoach bus that passes through the village for those of you who are reliant on public transport

Twelve Days of Christmas

The exact origins and the meaning of the song are unknown, but it is highly probable that it originated from a children memory and forfeit game The twelve days in the song are the twelve days starting with Christmas Day, or in some traditions, the day after Christmas (December 26) (Boxing Day or St. Stephen Day, as being the feast day of St. Stephen Protomartyr), to the day before Epiphany, (January 6, or the Twelfth Day). Twelfth Night is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking

The best known English version was first printed in English in 1780 in a little book intended for children, Mirth without Mischief , as a Twelfth Night memories-and-forfeits game, in which a leader recited a verse, each of the players repeated the verse, the leader added another verse, and so on until one of the players made a mistake, with the player who erred having to pay a penalty, such as offering up a kiss or a sweet

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Unatvat 3 sbbg hc

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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