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This cache has been archived.

Dazz1e: Due to the deteriorating health of a family member, I have been forced to archive ALF early.
I wish to thank everybody for their wonderful logs and the time that they spent solving and finding the cache.
ALF has been my baby and I have thoroughly enjoyed every second of it but life happens.
I would like to wish everybody a Very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018.


Alfresco Gecko Lifeboat

A cache by 01582 & 5791 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 1/27/2016
5 out of 5
4 out of 5

Size: Size: large (large)

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Geocache Description:


The 2018, maintenance free, version of Alfresco Gecko Lifeboat is finally here! Come and give it a try!


A multi puzzle cache.


This puzzle cache is in a private back garden.

Please don't be put off by this. I have put a lot of thought and hard work into this puzzle cache and I hope you find it as enjoyable to solve, as I did to make it.

WARNING: The cache is child friendly, but there is open water nearby.

The first part of this puzzle has to be done at home (or simply find the two trackables listed at the bottom of this page). The puzzle here gives you the starting coords (as do the trackables).

Assume N51 5*.***

              W000 3*.***

At these coords (Stage 1) there will be an unhidden field puzzle.

From Stage 1 you need to follow the given directions. This will take you into the garden.

At the item, on the wall (Stage 2), there is another field puzzle. You have 20 attempts to find the correct item for Stage 3. Good luck.

Stage 3 is an anagram of the cache title (3 words starting L O S respectively).

From here I will leave the rest up to you. Please do not force any of the puzzles. If you can not solve straight away, have a think about it and return another day (maybe). There is a twist to the final puzzle (that holds the log). The items in the cache will help you on your way.

Please may I request that all the items be returned to their original places, and that the back gate is locked securely before you place the key back at stage 1. Thank you.

There is no need to walk on the decking. It has not been treated yet. May we ask solvers to stick to the paved area and maybe a small section of grass? Thank you.

Please may I also request that the puzzles are not discussed as I do not wish to spoil anything for future cachers. I would love everyone to have individual experience of solving.

Above all, have fun and enjoy! Once the garden gate is closed, you are in private and you can take your time. My number is on my profile, if you need assistance, after FTF has gone.


The cache log will contain one unactivated trackable (only first solver each day).

The homemade caches and empty plastic containers in the large cache, are for anyone to take.

You can validate your puzzle solution with certitude.


**None of the below images are features of this cache**

FOOTNOTE: There will always be cars in the driveway. There are trackables on 2 of the German vehicles.


There are now 2 TBs in circulation that have the Northings and Westings hidden on them.

Click here for the North.

And here for the West.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Pyhr sbe Chmmyr ba Cntr: K L.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



50 Logged Visits

Found it 27     Write note 11     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 2     Publish Listing 1     Owner Maintenance 7     

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