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Gibraltar twinned with... Gibraltar? (Ultra-Multi)

A cache by Simply Paul Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/24/2018
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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VERY IMPORTANT! The final of this cache is in Gibraltar, but the one outside Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, UK! It's a 1,540 miles (2,480Km) /24 hour drive away! Even if you don't expect to be in the UK any time soon, it's still a lovely walk of about a mile/1.5Km from Casemates Square at the north of Main Street, down its length, to the Almeda Botanic Gardens (open 8am-9pm or sunset if earlier) in the south and maybe that's the real reward rather than a Smiley?

With that in mind, please don't log a Find on this cache without visiting Gibraltar AND the other Gibraltar. It is not intended to be a 'Team Work' cache - contacting a local to 'sign you in' or vise-versa would be against the spirit of this Multi (not Puzzle!) cache - and would make a mess of your 'Countries Cached-In' stats too. Many visitors to Gibraltar are from the UK, or at least visit periodically, and this cache was set with them in mind. Plus you'll be able to brag about the 1,500 mile trip you took 'to find a cache' :D

You can also attempt 'From Rock Top to Rock Bottom: Long-range LB/H!' if you've a bit of a head for heights. It's hidden within walking distance of this cache's final. Not quite 'two for one' given the extra work needed to get the co-ords, but worth considering! Update: There's also Triumphant Triple: Plaque Buildup 3 (Ultra-Multi) if you enjoy a more significant challenge.

Location 1 (Headline co-ords): Q1. In Casemates Square, meet a Gibraltar Defence Force Soldier in summer battle dress - A look copied by Boy Scouts around the world. His pose reflects the role of Guard, a duty vital in protecting the Rock. He was unveiled on the A of July 199B.

Location 2 (N36° 8.372' W005° 21.227'): Q2. Here's a member of the Corps of the Royal Engineers, which as the Company of Army Artificers helped transform Gibraltar into a stronghold able to withstand siege after siege between 1704 and 1772. He was presented on the C6th of March 19D4.

Location 3 (N36° 8.098' W005° 21.162'): Q3. He's a bit sinister - and not Nelson - but friendly enough. The Royal Army Ordnance Corps placed a stone here to commemorate their long association with Gibraltar. Years referenced on it include 1E04 and 196F.

Location 4 (N36° 7.844' W005° 21.086'): Q4. (Location only open 8am-9pm or sunset, if earlier) Molly's Bloomed Among the Flowers. The sculpture (less life-sized than the others) was presented in May 200G and she knew more than men aged 50 when she was 1H. Co-ords below the trees may not be perfect, so please give your suggestion if they seem out to you.

FINAL LOCATION (approx 1,100 miles/1,770Km as the crow flies from here..!): Head to N51° 4E.(B-F)(D-C)(D-A-H)' W000° 5A.(C-G)(B-F-G)(E-H)'.

If it helps, the hamlet of Gibraltar, near Aylesbury in Bucks is approx. 45 miles/72Km from Heathrow Airport, 82 miles/132Km from Gatwick Airport, or 168 miles 263Km from Manchester Airport, all by fastest road options. It's close to the UK's oldest puzzle cache, England's oldest cache (Jan '01; Europe's 8th-oldest cache), and several Virtuals and other caches of interest, if that sways you to visit! It's also close to the A41 road which goes into London.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

OBG. Yvsg naq ybbx

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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