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Found it Lugia010719d1 found Pulmia Patelassa

Thursday, 02 January 2014Finland

#3287 10:57
Because of many circumstances that I couldn't influence I got 4 years behind in the logging of Geocaches. In the meantime the logging has split into 3 parallel branches, so that I could keep up with more recent geocaches, while the oldest streak of unlogged caches got older every day (about half of the geocaches found are already archived, but fortunately I got photos of every cache, so if there is ever any doubt, I can send photoproof).
This batch of unlogged Geocaches is actually my first stay in Finland where I got as a student through Erasmus system for 4 months. During my stay in Finland I found exactly 550 caches (116 on a trip to Turku and the rest around Oulu). Since I bought a bike for easier travelling, I got everywhere in Oulu by bike or by walking, travelling 1572.219 km in total and reaching many interesting and hidden places.
I have assembled a photomap from my tracklogs (slightly censored) here:
Even though it has been already 4 years, this stay in Finland was the best part of my life so far. Finland is an amazing country with all the cold weather, ice, snow, darkness, revontulet, Metal music, sauna, birches, mushrooms, swamps, lakes, makkara and so on. I happen to feel there more at home than in Czech Republic, so eventually I began learning Finnish language and hopefully one day I will be able to move there and work there for a few years.
By the time I was leaving Oulu, I had found vast majority of all Geocaches in Oulu, including some of the most difficult D5 and T5 caches. It was great fun, staying there, meeting local geocachers at events or searching for caches together. Hope to see you one day again.


Day 132 of 139:
As I had just few last days before leaving Finland, I went on one last whole-day trip to the north, to Pateniemi, to find a few remaining geocaches there.
After 33 km on bike, I found 6 geocaches.

This multi was very difficult. I have already been here last time, and solved the first puzzle. But I got stuck at the second puzzle, and it was already quite cold, so I had to give up and leave it for a different day.
In the meantime I was able to find the final geocache, but it was locked. So I tried my luck and spent about 15 minutes here trying all numerical combinations. In the end it opened with one particular number, and I was able to log.
Since the geocache is already archived, I will upload photos to the log.
Kiitos Kätköstä / Thanks for the cache

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infoA multi-cache ("multiple") involves two or more locations, the final location being a physical container. There are many variations, but most multi-caches have a hint to find the second cache, and the second cache has hints to the third, and so on. An offset cache (where you go to a location and get hints to the actual cache) is considered a multi-cache.
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