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Only the Lawn-Leis

A cache by MagicTyger Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/10/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This is a multi-stage cache in the Lawnton area that requires visits to two other nearby locations to retrieve simple clues that will lead to the final location.

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NOTE. The above coordinates are not the location of the cache. They are the location of the first clue.

Apologies to Roy Orbison for the pun in the name of this cache.

This is a multi-part cache that reveals some of the history of the Lawnton area. You will need to visit two locations to gather the clues, which will lead you to the cache at the third location.

All locations are within 1 km of each other, but you will find it much easier if you have a motor vehicle to get around.

The final location has electric BBQ's, a boat ramp, playing fields, and is on the banks of the North Pine River, so you can take the kids swimming as well.

Clue 1.

Go to the picnic shelter at the above co-ordinates. To get there, you should park your car in Bray Road at S27'16.415 E152'58.224

There is a small park here that most people don't even realize exists. The park sign is missing from the signpost, so it's very easy to miss. Walk
through the park, down the hill, towards the river(about 150 meters). You will find a short bush track leading 20 meters to the river.

There is a picnic table with two bench seats here. Count the number of horizontal beams of wood that make up the TOP of the picnic table.

Add to this the number of horizontal beams of wood that make up the TOP of each bench on either side of the picnic table. Don't count any beams underneath the table or the benches.


The total number of beams you count is X. Some of locals who know about this place come swimming at high tide. At low tide it's possible to cross to the park on the other side.

This park is named after one of the early pioneers in the area. He owned a farm in this area and operated a blacksmith's shop not far from here on the site which now contains the local pub.

Clue 2.

Go to the local cemetery at: S27'16.584 E152'58.679

There are plenty of places you can park the car either on the street to the south of this location, or to the west on the cemetery driveway.

Many of the early pioneers of the area are buried in this cemetery. If you've got half an hour, some of the tombstones make interesting reading.

The early pioneer mentioned in clue 1 is buried here at the eastern end of the cemetery. The coordinates mark the site of his grave.

There are several graves in this area. The person you're interested in migrated from Yorkshire in 1862. Write down the year (YYYY), month (MM) and day (DD) of the date of his death like this: YYYYMMDD

Take the last three digits of this date: ABC

Final destination.

The geocache is at these coordinates: S27'16.WWW E152'58.VVV
WWW = ABC - 414
VVV = WWW + X + 53


To make sure you've got the correct numbers, you might want to make sure the following checksum adds up: A=B+C+X

Leave your car in the carpark at Leis park. The cache is in a cylindrical clear plastic screw-top container, wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag. It is in the
bough of a tree about 1 metre from the ground near the river bank.

There is a camera in the cache. Please don't remove it, but feel free to take a picture of yourself. I'll develop the pictures after the film is used up and publish the photos on the cache's web site.

The current batch of photos are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/magictyger/sets/72157606624375309/

The cache also contains some kids stickers, a compass/whistle thingy, pencil sharpeners, an animal anti-colision device, and a bar of soap.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Clue 1] Fgrcura Cnex, Oenl Ebnq, Ynjagba
[Clue 2] Ynjagba Przrgrel
[Final Location] Yrvf Cnex, Ynjagba

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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