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)