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Time for a picnic

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Hidden : 09/19/2002
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

For this cache you first have to explore a small and quiet French village. The history of this village goes back to 812. On your way you will gather sufficient information to determine the co-ordinates of the cache. A nice walk of about 2 km (one way) along fields and vineyards, through woods and with scenic views will bring you to the cache. There you can enjoy your picnic!

A good starting point is N 43° 19.489, E 002° 44.255 where you can park your car.

You have to find waypoints 1 to 8 and answer some questions. With this information you can determine the co-ordinates of waypoints 9 and 10. The order in which the first 8 waypoints are given is random: please create your own favourite tour. The distance between any two of these waypoints is at most 370 m.

Notes:
- It is not necessary to cross vineyards or trespass private property.
- In the village the EPE will sometimes be weak

Waypoint 1: N43° 19.554, E 002° 44.273
Find the year on which you can stand.

Waypoint 2: N43° 19.478, E 002° 44.222
Name of the French city on the metal construction which covers a water tap.

Waypoint 3: N43° 19.448, E 002° 44.191
On which date was the access forbidden by municipal law?

Waypoint 4: N 43° 19.513, E 002° 44.241
You need the number of lions you find here.

Waypoint 5: N 43° 19.359, E 002° 44.235
What is the number of birds that stay on top of this monument?

Waypoint 6: N 43° 19.368, E 002° 44.233
Determine the number of animals on the coat of arms (including the unicorns).

Waypoint 7: N 43° 19.478, E 002° 44.267
You need the two years on this object.

Waypoint 8: N 43° 19.480, E 002° 44.280
What is the year on this building?

Now you can determine the co-ordinates of waypoints 9 and 10:

ab = the first two digits of the year of waypoint 1
c = the number of waypoint 6
d = the second digit of the second year of waypoint 7
e = the month of waypoint 3
f = fourth digit of the year of waypoint 1
g = the number of waypoint 6
h = number of letters of the French city of waypoint 2 minus 1
ij = the last two digits of waypoint 8 minus 1
kl = the day of waypoint 3
m = the fourth digit of the second year of waypoint 7
n = m
o = the number of waypoint 4
p = f
q = the third digit of waypoint 8
r = the sum of the numbers of waypoints 4 and 5
s = the number of waypoint 5
t = the third digit of the year of waypoint 3

Check: a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+q+r+s+t=101

Waypoint 9: N 43° ab.cde, E 002° fg.hij
Waypoint 10: N 43° kl.mno, E 002° pq.rst

Go to waypoint 9. Here you will find the road/track to your final destination (waypoint 10). If you have to choose: choose right! You should follow the main road/track until you are about 170m away from the cache.

You will find the cache 10 steps south/south west of waypoint 10.

Please write something in the log book. The cache contains a number of animal items. Take one and leave one if you want.

Enjoy your picnic!

Note: 11-4-2011 Small change in calculations
Note: 10-9-2016 Question WP2 changed; info WP3 added
Note: 4-10-2017 WP2 and WP3 updated; some hints added.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Jnlcbvag 1: Ba pbapergr jngrejnl

Jnlcbvag 2: Lbh svaq guvf pbafgehpgvba va n fznyy fdhner, arne ubhfr ahzore 16.

Jnlcbvag 8: Lbh arrq gur lrne orybj gur chyyrl

Jnlcbvag 10: Fgneg pbhagvat lbhe fgrcf sebz gur hzoeryyn ubyr. Gur pnpur vf uvqqra oruvaq n gerr ng gur obeqre bs gur uhtr cvyr bs jbbq. Va sebag bs guvf gerr yvrf n cvyr bs fgbarf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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