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kyrtonia: This cache has been running for nearly 10 years and I feel it needs to be archived as I can no longer maintain it easily. Thank you to all who have participated in looking for it.

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Did Winfrith walk this way?

A cache by kyrtonia Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/13/2006
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

A fairly easy multi-cache set along a route Winfrith might well have trodden. BE CAREFUL as you will have to cross a small road. Keep to the path and tracks as GPS cover is a bit variable under the trees at times.

Winfrith was born at Crediton, reputedly in the Tolleys area, in the year 680. At an early age he decided to become a priest. First he went to a Benedictine monastic school at Exeter and later he went to another monastery at Nursling. There he became a Benedictine monk and later a priest. At the age of 36, in the year 716, he set off for the area we now know as Holland, and followed his calling to bring Christianity to the pagan peoples. This was quite hard for the young priest and as Pope Gregory was impressed by Winfrith and his love of learning he decided to seek the Pop’s help. It was here that Winfrith was given the name Boniface by the Pope. In 722 he was made a Bishop and sent to the lands we now know as central Germany. He made the Abbey at Fulda, some 90 km NE of the modern city of Frankfurt, his spiritual domicile. He spent the next 30 years of his life establishing abbeys, monasteries and other religious centres, throughout central Europe. He was made an Archbishop in 732 by Pope Gregory II.
He longed to return to the challenge of his youth, converting the heathens of Frisia (today this is the northern part of The Netherlands). In his early 70s he left his position at Fulda and set off with a party of fellow monks for Frisia. The region was still a problem and on the 5th June 754 they were attacked at Dokkum, a town near the north Netherlands coastline. Boniface was killed.
His body was taken by the monks back to his adopted home, and was eventually interred in the Abbey. Today this tomb is in the Cathedral at Fulda. He was canonized as a Saint shortly after his martyrdom. His "Saint's Day", in Christian Calendars, is 5th June.

Parking is at N50 48.389 W003 39.795 where you will find the co-ordinates for the micro. Look on the right hand gate for the Sawmills phone number ABCDE FGHIJK .

The micro is at N50 (K+B)C.(B+C)JD W003 KE.GEA . You will find the co-ordinates for the cache inside.

The cache container is a plastic box with a St Boniface dish and certificate for the FTF and other swaps.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Zvpeb - Arne gur onfr bs n sbhe gehaxrq gerr bgurefvqr bs srapr.

Svany - 7 fznyyvfu cnprf sebz "Qnatre" Cbfg va onfr bs Gerr

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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