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Church Micro 12029...Clunie

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Hidden : 08/07/2018
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Geocache Description:

First, a little history of the area you will be visiting if you have a go at this easy one stage multi-cache, all of which was shamelessly copy & pasted from Wikipedia:

Clunie is a small settlement in Perthshire, Scotland, 4 miles west of Blairgowrie. It lies on the western shore of the Loch of Clunie. Near the village are the foundations of what is believed to have been a castle used by Kenneth MacAlpin, the first king of Scotland, as a base for hunting in the nearby royal forest of Clunie. On a small island (formerly a crannog) in the loch stand the remains of Clunie Castle, a tower house of the Bishops of Dunkeld. The last pre-Reformation bishop, Robert Crichton, passed the property to his near relative, Robert Crichton, Lord Advocate of Scotland. His son James, the notable Scottish polymath better known as the Admirable Crichton, spent his childhood there. Within the grounds of the parish church, rebuilt in 1840, stands a mausoleum with a romanesque doorway thought to be from an earlier 12th- or 13th-century church that stood on the same site. The church is now linked with those at Kinclaven and Caputh. Clunie Primary School is now closed but the local hall survives with regular functions taking place. Clunie is the birthplace of John James Rickard Macleod, co-recipient of the 1923 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Your Goal

Find the information required for the final GZ coords N 56 34.ABC W003 2D.EFG.

What to do ..

You need to visit the graveyard at the given coordinates to research the answers to the easy quiz ... All the info needed is in this church's graveyard.

First you will need to find the headstone above and using the missing numbers:

A = The missing number from the year Isabella was born.

B = The first digit of the day she was born.

Now find the headstone above and using the missing number:

C = Alexander's age when he died minus 24.

Now hunt down this carved stone bird (I think it's an osprey) standing guard over its eggs:

D = Count the eggs and add two to the number.

Finally, go to the front door of the church and locate this signboard:

E = Subtract the eighth digit of the minister's phone number from the last digit.

F = Add up all the numbers that make up the time services are held in this church on the 1st Sunday of each month.

G = Add up all the 1's in the time services are held in this church on the 1st Sunday of each month.

Congratulations to The__Watsons for being FTF.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

V qba'g guvax lbh'yy arrq vg, ohg vg'f va na boivbhf tnc orgjrra gjb obhyqref.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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