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Found it colincactus found R.I.P.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013Southern England, United Kingdom


Last night brought a new puzzle from MrCryptic, I set to work but couldn't get anywhere with it. Then a couple of minutes later two more dropped into my Inbox. I decided to cut my losses and have a go at them instead.

This was the first. At first sight that didn't look very promising either, but after doing a bit of work I suddenly spotted a possible way in. It's a subject that I knew something about, and an appropriate decode method immediately suggested itself. I worked out the co-ordinates, and they plotted to a likely looking place on Google Maps.

Passing the Geochecker was just a formality I thought, but no it failed. Hmm - I checked my working, it all seemed correct. Obviously my knowledge on the subject was a little shaky. I did a bit more work and ten minutes later was rewarded with the green tick. A pretty little puzzle.

It was nearly midnight so too late to go out for the FTF (actually my daughter pointed out that I haven't been on any late night FTF raids for months now). I checked the cache page again at lunchtime and saw that nobody else had passed the checker. So I texted my daughter and we arranged to try for the FTF tonight.

We had a trouble-free drive down the A3 and then a nice walk to the GZ. The cache was an easy find.

We took the FTF certificate and left the "It's 30 for a reason" geocoin

#1403 TFTC (+fave point)

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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