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This cache, a magnetic key holder, is near the west entrance of the Islington Tunnel.
Regent's Canal was constructed in the early 1800s to link the Grand Junction Canal's Paddington Arm with the River Thames at Limehouse Basin in the Docklands. This cache is near the west entrance of the Islington Tunnel, 3/4 mile long (878 m), which began use in 1820. Since it had no towpath, barges had to be "legged" through the entire length. Six years later, in 1826, a steam tug was introduced, which worked by pulling itself along a chain on the canal bed. The tug was in operation until the 1930s. Today, self-powered long boats traverse the tunnel, and only the narrow ones can pass in opposite directions while in the tunnel.This section of the canal, near Muriel Street, is open after dark on a trial basis, so the cache is accessible at any time. It is quite busy even at night, so be aware of muggles as you pursue the cache. The cache contains a log only, so bring a pen or pencil. After you locate the cache, please return it to the same location so that it is protected from the elements and hidden from the casual observer.
Fgnaq jurer lbh pna frr gur bgure raq bs gur ghaary
Oruvaq n fvyire obk arne n erq cbyr.
Guvegl zrgerf sebz gur oevqtr
- a rather soggy logsheet- part 1
- a rather soggy logsheet- part 2
- Having a Good TimeIt appeared that everyone on the boat was having a relaxing, good time, in spite of the cold morning.
- Light at the End of the TunnelYes, there IS light at the end of the tunnel, and it's hard to imagine that it's 3/4 mile long. If you are standing where you can see this, then you will be very close to the cache location.
- Two Lights at the End of the TunnelI visited the cache location again, and realized that a canal boat was making its way through the tunnel.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum