## Greeting From The Magic Island

A cache by knuffelschnupps Message this owner
Hidden : 6/24/2004
In Islas Baleares, Spain
Difficulty:
Terrain:

Size:  (regular)

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### Geocache Description:

This is the first cache on the Balearic Islands. Here, there is no hotchpotch to change, but you should send a hidden postcard on its journey. To solve this challenge, following hints can be useful:

All-important:
Take a stamped postcard with your address with you, to hide it in the cache (rubbermaid box).

The search of the cache is no loop road. The best is you plan this excursion as a day trip by bike. Do not forget picnic and swimming things, because several places invite you to stay for a while.
To show you the beauty and the silence of Formentera, the most pathes lead you off the roads to your destination.

In the end send the postcard which you find in the cache on its journey. But do not forget to drop some funny lines to the owner. Note your successful search in the logbook. Logbook, pencil and the sharpener should stay in the cache.
If you need a german description feel free to contact us. We will send a translation by email.

Point 1:
Here we go … the starting point is at the above-mentioned coordinates. There you have to count the edges (A) and the mapped trees (B).

A =
B =

pos1 = (A to the power of B) – 39
pos2 = B * (A to the power of B) + (B to the power of A) + 29

Point 2:
N38°44.0pos1
E001°25.pos2

Arrived there, look to « Estany Pudent » and count the bridge arches (C).

C =

pos3 = B * C
pos4 = [(C * A) / sum of digits (pos2)] - 1
pos5 = (A to the power of C) – (A * B + 1) * C

Point 3 :
N38°44.pos3 0 pos4
E001°26.pos5

To reach this location, you have to go onfoot a part of the way. Respect the nature and use the woodway.
After reaching the target point, you will find a slogan which is carved out of stone. Solve following exercise:
The given number of the month (D)
The given date (number of the year) (E)
The position of the first letter of the fourth word in the alphabet (F)

D =
E =
F =

pos6 = pos5 + (A * F) + B
pos7 = (D * E) + E - 1

Point 4 :
N38°43.pos6
E001°26.pos7

Now travel 3500 years to the past, but be careful, do not stumble across the stones J. When you are there, look for the information panel and regard the date as arithmetic problem (G). Finally count the tines of the crown (H) and identify the number of the parts of the building (I).

G =
H =
I =

pos8 = G + pos9 + F + I
pos9 = (H * H) + (D * D) + (I * I) + G – root of (D) – (B * C)

Point 5:
N38°42.pos8
E001°26.pos9

Back to the street, drive past the dancing couple and take the first way rightward. On bumpy ways approaching the target. To find the right track to the 6th station, you need the indication of meters at the sign (J) and the number of the pictured icons (K).

J = 2700
K = 4

pos10 = (J / G) + (H * H * K) + G
pos11 = (G + I * I) / B

Point 6:
N38°42.pos10
E001°26.pos11

Here, you reach a place of silence which you have to enter. It is interesting to look about. At the coordinates you discover a sign. Calculate the sum of digits of the upper numerical order (L). Add the digits of the lower number and do it once more and name it (M).

L =
M =

pos12 = L * E / 10
pos13 = pos7 + M -10

Point 7:
N38°42.pos12
E001°25.pos13

So, now you are in the capital of the island. On location you can provide information about the historical development of Formentera. An old vehicle is wanted, in former times it was used at the extraction of salt. At this vehicle you will find an analog display. The maximum value of the scale is (N).

N =

pos14 = (N * N) – (B * F)
pos15 = (I * N) – K

Point 8:
N38°41.pos14
E001°27.0pos15

After your possible shopping trip and a small snack in the town, you have to drive a longer distance. By now drive along the street to the southern point of the island (do not worry, you have not drive till the end). Short time after leaving the town, turn left to the first asphaltic way. At the end the street will be worse and driving will be harder. After some curves, and after crossing grove of stone pines (when you will find the right way) and at the end you have to drive along the coast to reach the last but one location.
So, you nearly got it. You only have to solve a last task. In front of you, you see an old building. Count the entrances at the ground (P).

P =

pos16 = ((J / E) + (L * H) + 3 * P) +19
pos17 = (A + B + C + D + E + F + H + I + K + M + N + P + P) -13

Point 9:
N38°41.pos16
E001°27.pos17

Have a lot of fun at your search of the cache !

Note on cache maintenance: A very good friend of ours who lives on this island knows everything about the cache (every single location to reach the final cache point). in case of problems with the cache we would contact him to do the maintenance.

Rirel ahzore nccrnef bayl bapr.
Gur fhz bs rirel ahzore lbh unir sbhaq vf rdhny gb gur cynlzbovy-svther “Senh zvg Enq”.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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