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Simply Paul: Time to wave this one off. Thanks to those who came and looked, and well done to those who found. Sorry to those who looked but didn't! Shame for an old one to go, but maybe something else will appear in its place..? [:)]



ART OF THE PHOENIX TRAIL (Bucks/Oxon border)

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Hidden : 02/17/2004
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is on The Phoenix Trail, a resurfaced disused railway line between Thame in Oxon and Princes Risborough in Bucks. This cache requires a walk of approx. a mile or more, and could take at least 40 minutes. Better still, do it by bicycle in no time at all!

ART OF THE PHOENIX TRAIL (Bucks/Oxon border)

Simply Paul, looking a little cold and windblown, not far from the cache location.

The Cache is located at:
N51° 43.961 / W000° 54.436

This location will take you to meet a sculpture called Three Characters on Poles by Lucy Casson. It's one (three?) work(s) amongst many spread along the fairly flat, fairly straight track. This makes it an ideal 'cache to cycle to, but be warned, at busy times lots of other users on foot, pushchair, bike, wheelchair and horse will also be using the track, which may make recovering the MICRO cache without alerting curious muggles rather tricky. Learn more about the Phoenix Trail and the National Cycle Network on the Sustrans web site.

To reach the 'cache by bicycle, park in Thame or Princes Risborough and enjoy the exercise. If you're walking, I'd suggest parking nearer Towersey or Forty Green. Either way, you can't miss the Three Poles, or the Characters there on.

Happy hunting!

The full sized cache originally contained:
1x Thing for cleaning gunk out of your keyboard
2x Tealite candles
1x Audio tape, with 'Future Chill' tracks on it
1x Phoenix Trail flyer
1x Dull keyring
Plus the usual: Cache notice, log book, pen, pencil and a bag for trashin'

Things to enjoy while searching for this cache:
My old mate -and occasional Geocacher- Gavin, with your guides to finding this cache. Click here to see a larger version of this picture My ex, Judith, gets carried away on Curved Bench by Steve Elderkin. Click here to see a larger version of this picture Simply Paul (or is it Jack Nicholson?) relaxes on one of five Signal Seats by Angus Ross. Click here to see a larger version of this picture

While you're in the area, I suggest you try Happy Hippo's Four Greens and a Ford, the excellent Virtual Insanity (which I understand was almost called 'Artiste of the Phoenix Trail') by The Knights Who Say Ni! or my own T(H)AME (S)TROLL cache. Both are within short driving distance.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Uryq hc ol zrgny, ohg abg zntargvp. [Please replace with care!]

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