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Moon Over Queen Anne

A cache by markta Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/15/2005
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A micro cache at a spectacular Queen Anne vista.

The above coordinates are not correct!  

This cache is located in a spectacular Queen Anne viewpoint that is a great place to see the moon.  In addition, this cache celebrates the life and work of Dr. William Moon (1818 - 1894), seen at right.  After a bout of scarlet fever, Moon lost his sight at age 21.  Like many who lost their sight after childhood, he found Braille to be unsatisfactory.  So in 1845 he invented his own embossed reading system which today is called Moon Writing.  Rather than the dots of Braille, Moon Writing is made up of raised curves. Its entire alphabet is made up of only 9 curves in various orientations.  In more advanced forms of Moon writing, the characters can represent individual sounds, parts of words, whole words or numbers.  About 900 Moon characters fit on one 10" x 12"page.

Because it takes much longer to produce a work in Moon, Braille is much more common.  In fact Moon Writing has diminished in popularity so much that it is only in use by about 400 people, most of whom reside in England.

The coordinates for this cache are:

 

The hide is a none-too-clever one - it's an Altoids tin.  Sadly the great moon-viewing bench is not metal, so you'll have to look elsewhere.  The coordinates should put you within a couple feet at which point you should use your GeoSense.  There's room for only the smallest of trinket trading.

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