This cache is the final cache in the Looking series. This series consisted originally of eight micro caches and this cache. Unfortunately with the passing of time, the upkeep of the micros proved too much of a demand on our time. We did convert a couple to virtual style caches, but the removal of the additional logging rules has meant that we have decided to change this more to a regular style multi cache. The original essence of the cache has though been retained.
To undertake this cache, you need to collect eight letters each with an associated number. The letters we can tell you now are C, D, E, I, O, R, S, V. The letter/number pairing is either in one of the remaining sub-caches or is as per the clue for the child waypoint.
You can collect the letters and the numbers in any order. To allow for some protection against problems or misinterpretation along the way, you can in fact get away with finding just six of the eight letter/number pairings. Just use the following formulae to work out the numbers for the letters you haven't found.
C + D + E + I + O + R + S + V = 44
C + 2xD + 3xE + 4xI + 5xO + 6xR + 7xS + 8xV = 204
Having collected all the letter/number pairs, all you need to do now is put them in the correct order. Rearrange the letters so that they form an eight letter word which tells you pretty much what you need to do when you go geocaching. (You can actually start on the anagram right now if you want). The order of the letters in the anagram are then the order the numbers are used in resolving the actual cache coordinates.
The final coordinates are S 27o 2x.xxx and E 152o 5y.yyy where
- The numbers for the first four letters of the word replace the x's in the latitude.
- The numbers for the last four letters replace the y's in the longtitude.
The cache itself is a disguised 100mm diameter PVC pipe hidden pretty much in plain sight. It is located in bushland about 12 metres off a bike track. It contains log book, Geocaching.com stash note and other normal cache swap items. When we originally placed the cache, the track was further away. With the lack of vegetation after the fires, you will be a pretty visible to other users of the area. The cache though should be able to found just visually so you can just stroll around
So on to the clues. The links to the archived micros are still in place for historical interest, but you should use the clue here. For the couple still in action, go complete them as a separate cache and score both another find and the clue.
Near the location S27 28.19 E153 01.017 there is a large arrow showing you which way to drive and a name to go with it. You need the first letter and the number of letters in the name
Around the location S27 27.794 E153 02.342 there is a small traffic sign with a white background. The letter and the number are right there together.
- Looking Back
Follow the micro cache directions
Near the location S 27 29.214 E 153 01.008, you need to find the recovery survey marker. The number is the X in75x730. The letter is the first letter in one of the streets that adjoins the park
Near the location S27 26.543 E153 02.839, you will find a Mrs B listed as the first of the minor contributors. The letter you want is her first name initial. The number is the number of letters in her surname before the letter appears again
A boy was accidently killed near this location S 27 28.400 E 153 01.200 at the end of World War One. The letter you need is the most frequent letter in the name of the country of boy's ancestors. The number is the day of the month that the accident occurred.
Find the old green bench seat near S27 25.911 E153 03.111 to enjoy the view. The number of slats that you are sitting on is the digit you need and the number of slats in the backrest represents the letter's order in the alphabet.
Original cache was removed a few years ago by the Australian Federal Police. Not unsurprisingly given the changes in the attitude to security over the last decade. Suffice to say, we are not going to replace it.
To get the clue, park around S27 22.6 E153 07.64. You need to find the dedication plaque for Andrew James Aitken. The number of lines of text on the plaque is the number that you are seeking. The second last letter in Andrew's occupation is the letter you want.
This waypoint is only accessible between 6am and 6pm