[b]#3996 found @ 15:18:00, cache 1 of 1 today, geostreak Day #157.[/b]
Well, what can I say about this one which hasn't already been said?
This came highly recommended and we weren't disappointed! We started off fairly tentatively, and with two pieces apparently missing, we weren't certain we could complete the first problem at all! But with a bit of guess work we got a plot which looked plausible and headed off for the second adventure.
Apparently too many places to look for the second part, but we persevered, and eventually spotted something a bit out of place. Yay! The solve for this stage was quite quick and the next stage plotted out nicely.
I can imagine the footpath to this stage would be rather a nightmare in the summer. Today it was passable but rather sticky with boot-sucking mud! We soon spotted what we were after and began cracking egg after egg to see what they revealed. Hmmm. Lots of head scratching. Could it be this? Perhaps that's better? Hmmm again. We've got some numbers but we're not conviced. But logic told us we could not think of any other way to slice the pie, so to speak...
So off we set towards stage 4. On arrival, I searched around what I thought was the obvious place but in the end it was hiding in an even more obvious place! Why didn't I check that first? Anyway, we loved the method of encoding the numbers here - probably my favourite of the lot! Alistair kept saying "button"
And so to the final location. I soon spotted the hiding place and Alistair set about twiddling under my instructions. There is a slight ambiguity in the way the value of D is written out (could do with some brackets here!) and we tried them both - of course, it was the second option!
On getting the box open, we discovered it was very soggy and poured out a considerable amount of water. A pity it's in a bit of a state. Added a new piece of log paper but suspect that won't remain dry for long, and took the poor, soggy, wooden geocoin to dry out on the radiator at home!
A grand afternoon out. I'm trying to reach 4000 finds on 1st January so we targeted just one cache today, but certainly got our monies' worth in terms of entertainment! Have a fave (I would award one for each stage if I could).