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Get to the Point!

A cache by Jack Aubrey Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/10/2006
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

A small lock'n'lock box at yet another fine viewpoint on the East Lothian coast. It can be combined with Firth of Forth's "Aberlady Bay" (GCHBZD).

Gullane Point can be reached from Gullane Bents Car Park ( N56.02.263 W002.50.583 there is a charge during the summer season) or through Aberlady Bay Nature Reserve. The Gullane route is out and back (although you can vary it by taking the cliff-top path one way and "beach-hopping" the other). The Aberlady Bay route is a "lollipop" (circle and stick) that takes you back to your start point. It is a favourite early morning or evening run of mine and is the route described here.

Note: If you come with a dog you must use the Gullane route as no dogs are allowed in the nature reserve.

There is a small carpark at N56 00.856 W002 50.987 It gets full quickly on sunny days and parking spills onto the roadside. Cross over the wooden causeway into the reserve and follow the path, keeping an eye open for the roe deer and other inhabitants. The path soon skirts Gullane Links on your right and divides at the corner of the course. Take the right fork along the northern edge of the links and up the small brae. Where the path forks again, follow the sign to Gullane Point.

Locate the cache and sit with the sea and the rocks and the sea-pink awhile. Then follow the path across the next small cove and over the point onto the expanse of Gullane Sands. Run along the tide-line and play the "Chariots of Fire" theme in your head. There are fine views over the Firth of Forth to the Fife Lomonds and along the Forth to Edinburgh. It is a great place, particularly early in the morning or at sunset.



Continue along the beach to a break in the dunes and the footpath that will take you back to the start point.

PS. Beware. The hint is infuriating!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre Ebpxf!

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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