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Driving through the sea

A cache by Bootle Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/21/2004
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is situated on Omey Island off the Galway coast.


The island is linked to the mainland by a huge sandbar which disappears when the tide comes in. There is a roadway marked out by a series of signs along the sandbar. These will guide you safely accross to the island. However it is advised that you seek tidal information locally, perhaps in the village of Claddaghduff, before crossing to the island, as the tide will change every six hours, so you could be stuck longer than expected! Also, dont attempt driving over or back if the tide is coming in, as the tide can come in quickly.

To get to the cache, drive to the end of the island, then follow your GPS. The cache is in a purple lunchbox.

If you have enough time, its worth having a look at the peaceful island. There is much history here, with evidence of many hundreds of years of habitation. The graveyard on the island contains a tall limestone Cross as a memorial to the victims of the Cleggan Bay Disaster which occured in October 1927. A violent storm led to the deaths of 26 men from Cleggan and Inisboffin and devestated the local community for years to come. Marie Feeney's "The Cleggan Bay Disaster", available in nearby Cleggan tells the grim tale and is worth a look.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ubyr va gur tebhaq haqre n ebpx naq cvrpr bs cynfgvp.

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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