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Grandad's Ditty Box

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Hidden : 8/24/2006
Difficulty:
4.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Grandad’s Ditty Box N50° 54.379’ W 001° 24.557’ The coordinates are for a ‘Pay & Display’ car park, close to the cache. ******* THERE IS AN UPDATED HINT!!! *********

The container is in open view in a busy Mugglesome Area, please remove and replace the cache quickly and with care, otherwise it will have to be replaced by one of those nasty micro things!!

  Here’s The Puzzle then….

My mother was moving house and asked me ‘sort out’  Dad’s things. Lots of it has sentimental value, his old tools from his joinery days after leaving the Navy, a few books and some trinkets that caught his fancy at the time, but the most interesting thing was a tatty old notebook inscribed “Sam Elerry AB  (Signaller RN)”.

Sam was my grandfather who I never knew, born in 1865 he spent most of his life at sea in the Royal Navy, first on square rigged ships and later on steam powered vessels, finally retiring to serve with a local shore battery on the South Coast. Whenever I asked Dad about him he just used to say he was an old ‘bunting tosser’ which I thought was a bit rude!

The book had lots of pen & ink sketches  and columns and columns of numbers.

Towards the back was a loose sheet  with what might have been a timetable of some sort. Not all the entries were legible and the handwriting suggested that Dad had re-written the times using the 24 hour clock.

                       

06:52  ? unreadable           

03:07  Worthing

04:37  ? unreadable

00:45  Portsmouth

03:22  ? unreadable           

04:45  Southampton           

00:52  ? unreadable

03:30  ? unreadable           

06:00  Dover

01:00  ? umber?

03:37  ? unreadable           

06:37  ? unreadable           

01:30  ? unreadable           

03:45  Ryde

06:45  Bembridge

01:37  Lymington

03:52  Yarmouth

07:00  ? unreadable

01:45  ? unreadable

04:00  Ventnor

07:50  ? unreadable

01:52  ? unreadable           

04:07  ? unreadable

07:45  Hamble

03:00  ? unreadable

04:30  Gosport

10:45  ? unreadable           

 

The page that really caught my eye was headed ‘Ditty Box’ and  more times

DITTY

BOX

 

 

 

 

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

06:37 00:52 00:52 03:45 06:37 04:37 04:45 03:30 10:45 03:45 03:37 01:30 03:45 06:45 06:37 06:52 07:00 00:52 10:45 04:45 07:45 10:45 00:45 06:45 10:45 00:52 00:52 10:45 03:37 03:45 06:37 07:50 01:37 03:45 07:50 04:30 07:45 00:52 00:45 10:45 04:45 00:52

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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