Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

the ancient mariners: We have decided to remove this geocache. Thanks to those who searched for it - we hope you enjoyed the experience.

The ancient mariners


the really bad rhyme of the ancient mariners

A cache by the ancient mariners Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 7/11/2004
2 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!


How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:

A 1-2 hour multi cache with puzzle in Clayton Park West along a variety of trails. Use the information collected along the way to work out the coordinates of the cache.

There are lots of trails in this area to explore. You should not have to cross any private property and all points can be reached by trail.

The cache is a plastic container (10x4x6)

Use the clues below to determine the final coordinates. Geokids might want to bring bread for the ducks while geoparents work out the final coordinates.

Total distance is just under 6 km. Parking is available at the start.

N44o39.736’ W063o39.743’
In Clayton Park West have some fun
What is the by-law at number one? A=_____

N44o39.789’ W063o39.843’
Really big rocks and big green trees
Do the math - its a breeze
Big rocks minus one=big green trees=B=_____

N44o39.872’ W063o39.912’
You can go over me
You can go around me
But you can’t go under me
How many of me will you find
In the middle of the path at number three? C=_____

N44o40.017’ W063o40.066’
The shoot, they score
How may basketball hoops at number four? D=_____

N44o40.095’ W063o39.961’
One can shoot baskets here, but not at night,
Five minus the number of hoops will guide you right

N44o40.081’ W063o40.195’
In rain, snow, sleet and hail
In box number 6, how many families get their mail? F=_____

N44o40.147’ W063o40.284’
Take a seat, enjoy the view
Don’t draw blanks
Count the planks G=_____

N44o40.181’ W063o40.424’
Abide a while and feed the duck
Use the clues, you won’t need luck!

To locate the cache, first go to:
N 44o 40. PQR’ W 063o 40. XYZ’

P = C+2 Q = D-C R = (G-3)/2
X = A/20 Y = D+C Z = E

Then proceed to:
N 44o 40. JKL’ W 063o 40. UVW’

J = E-1. . . K = G-1 . . . L = F/3
U = D. . . . V = B*3 . . . W = E*2

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre ebpxf arne fcehpr gerr ba gur abegu fvqr bs gur qrcerffvba

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



99 Logged Visits

Found it 87     Didn't find it 3     Write note 4     Archive 1     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Enable Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 1     Post Reviewer Note 1     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 3 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.