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A fish out of water

A cache by djcache Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/1/2004
4 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

An offset cache. An easy family cache if the park isn't too busy - a difficult one if it is, to give the kids a break from the long trip you are probably on. If it's busy the cache will be substantially harder. This cache has already been trashed TWICE in it's short life, please be careful you are not observed!

On the side of a major highway, hundreds of kilometres from the nearest ocean is the last place you would expect to find a ship that performs at its best when beneath the ocean's surface.

HMAS Otway however is no longer cruising the depths of the worlds oceans and resides here as a point of interest and permanent monument, to the interest and delight of adults and children alike. Tom Clancy would probably cry if he saw this.

I arrived here for breakfast fully expecting to be able to hunt for a cache whilst here and was surprised to find there was none - this was however easily rectified. Nearly called this one "Red October" - as in Hunt for......... but this ship isn't Rushin anywhere anymore :o) Okay I'll stop with the jokes.

The first set of coordinates will take you to the starting point of this cache. The information you gain here will have you heading in the right direction.

Overall length = AB metres
Submerged displacement = CDDD tonnes
Surfaced displacement = EFGH tonnes
Complement = XY/ZY

NOTE: It has moved! Hiding place changed after cache was muggled 5 Dec 04

Now go to:
S35° DG.BAA'

E147° 1H.BYB'

The cache is a now a micro after it's last disappearance and was replaced by Mr. Coffee & "the cache maintaining" Coffee Clan. The difficulty rating has been changed as it will now be much harder to find. It might last longer though.

You may have a short wait to complete the find unobserved and much longer if its very busy - long w/ends, school hols etc. It is REALLY REALLY important that if you can't do it without being seen you leave it. I have replaced it for the last time. If it is compromised again I will archive it.

Please hide it as you found it, this is the THIRD cache container placed here as the first was destroyed by unfriendly muggles & the second went missing and was found with its hull holed and taking on water - nearly all hands (swaps) lost, only Captain Logbook survived though he needed to spend some time drying out. Replace it well and it should stay safe from the muggles.

Thanks dj

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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Last Updated: on 1/14/2018 12:56:22 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:56 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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