I organised a CITO at Newlands Corner last weekend and walked around picking up litter with Mellers and 2ndEast. Mellers happened to mention these Two Hans puzzles to us. I said I hadn't solved any of them but that I had figured out what the subject was.
When I got home I had another look at the puzzles and found that I was wrong but in a positive way - I had solved the second of the puzzles. So because of that I ended up having another look at the other two. I made no progress with the first, but I had a sudden brainwave about this one and realised I knew the calculation I had to make. Oddly its something that I'd mentioned to my daughter some years ago.
I decided to look for them today - neither had been found for well over a year and the opportunity of resuscitating them appealed to me. On the way to #2 I met a man with a huge fishing rod who was using it to do something of non-piscatorial nature. We had an interesting chat about that for twenty minutes. I walked on and looked for the cache for another twenty minutes but sadly couldn't find it.
So the pressure was on for me with #3. Happily this one was a much easier find, as the cache was lying out in the open. I guessed where it probably should have been, but from the lines of earth emanating from there it looks like an animal has kicked it out. Reading the previous logs it seems that this keeps on happening so I wedged it in a place a few metres closer to the feature alluded to in the hint.
I find these "wordy" puzzles difficult, so I was very pleased to solve it. This one was fun too (awarding a fave point).