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Found it _dr_ found The Mistery of Silba

Wednesday, August 3, 2005Croatia

Horror! The name "Mistery of Silba" is justified to the full extent. It was the hardest cache to find so far for me, but also the most interesting one. I had two attempts to find this cache. First time part one was missing, and the next time I managed to find it but hardly! It was simply as if something was trying to stop me. Tasks needed to be accomplished in order to find parts of this multycache were imaginative, interesting and well thought of, leading you across the island to the interesting places. BUT(!) mysterious forces took their part too many times to call it "accidental". I.e. one of places needed to be visited is Silba cementary. Maybe just to mention the legend about Silban vampire Pankogulo whose face can be seen appearing at one stone block at the cementary chapel fasade where you need to read some marks to acomplish the task and find the next part of cache. Well, there were two of us, me and my son "Mikro", i read that number, he read it as well. Both of us saw combination of digits i.e. ABCD, but at the end it turned to be ACBD, when i returned in the middle of the night at the cementary to check it since i was unable to find part II of the cache. Then it goes on the next day. Switched digits entered into GPS (lattitude instead of length) were just a beginning. Counting the objects at next location in order to find part III was wrong again (although checked twice by two people) giving me headache and need to go back and check again. Not to mention that a friend of mine, when he observed my Garmin Vista C GPS unit, switched off tracking mode without my notice thus bringing me to the manic depression state as i thought that even my GPS doesn't function well at that bleeding island becausae course direction was different at map and compass. AArrgghhhh! It never happened to me. All other caches in my hunting career i found without any problem, even never needed to use hints. All in all, it was really frustrating for me (so be very careful with this cache), but also gave me hunch to think - is the cache name really chosen accidentally...

-IN: Silba souvenir
-OUT: glue tube

Me and Mikro finding The Mistery of Silba-
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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