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Saturday, February 25, 2012London, United Kingdom

{*FTF*} at 7:30am

I spotted this had been published when I checked my emails after getting home from work last night. Usually I'm rubbish at spotting the connection in these sort of puzzles but this time I had a potential one in a few minutes. I still had to check it all out and to extract all the numbers but it was looking very promising.

However at that moment my brother knocked on the door. We'd arranged to go to see Guildford City play Ash United so, with our children in tow, that's what we did instead. It was a really exciting game - after 10 minutes Guildford had gone 1:0 down but within a minute they'd had equalised and ended up winning 4:1. We shouted ourselves hoarse and even got interviwed by the local radio.

I had another look at the puzzle when we got home. It still hadn't been found and it hadn't had any correct goes on the Geochecker. I went through my earlier ideas - it all made sense. Some numbers were obvious, others were less so and might've had a few alternatives. However only one set of numbers plotted to a sensible place on Google maps. I tried it and the checker passed first time. A really good puzzle.

It was >40km from home but I still wanted to try for the FTF. I set my alarm early, woke my son and we had a quick breakfast. It was already quite light by the time we left at 6:45, but we didn't have any trouble on the drive up. I'd imagine it could be quite busy at the GZ at some times, but for us it was quiet and my son (The Bobcat) spotted the cache very quickly.

We were very pleased to be first after our journey. After signing the log we took the FTF trophy and the golf ball, and left a TB (Loving Spoonful) and a tangram set. A nice spot - we spent the next quarter of an hour exploring before returning to the car.

#878 TFTC

infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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