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The Rune Stones - part 2

A cache by Happy Humphrey Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/8/2004
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The location given has some space for parking, and is close enough for a walk to both the sites in this multi-cache, although they are both within easy reach of a car. The cache container is a good size traditional box.

The Vikings began landing on the Isle of Man in about 850 AD, and ruled the island for nearly two hundred years from 1079. There are many signs still visible of their occupation, including ship burials and Scandinavian carvings, including some runes (see the Braddan church runes, for instance). There may have been Viking landings in this area: there is certainly evidence of their influence in the place names around here.

The coast between Gansey and Castletown is also notable for the great concentration of a rare British bird, the Chough.

To be made aware of the history of the rune stones, it may be wise to read the description for the neighbouring cache.

First stone:
N 54° 05.a0b W 004° 4c.d77
ab:

cd:

Second stone:
N 54°04.b9a W 004° 4c.d30

ab: First rune character

cd: Second rune character

The Landing Place is at W 004 4a.bcd , where abcd is from the two rune characters on the second stone.

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