The starting spot seems to be what is commonly called 'a cruising spot'. I'd say it's 'safer' for women to go alone there than it is for men. When I was searching for the maps, a middle-aged guy was studying the building too, and it crossed my mind that he might be another geocacher. However he didn't react on seeing my GPSr, so I just nodded a 'hi' to him and moved on trying to search somewhere he couldn't see me.
I also checked the nearby other building, although the zero point didn't really seem to be there. When I came out, the guy was there again, throwing some comment about the graffiti on the building walls. I said that perhaps someone should come here to document this folklore, and we both laughed. I still had no idea, just wished that he would go away so I could find the maps. Then he pointed a hole on the separating wall inside the building, and mumbled an indistinct but (if I heard right, a) very vulgar sounding statement, which wasn't clearly an invitation, but could be interpreted as one.
Suddenly it all was clear to me. I realized he was probably talking about 'a glory hole'. I politely said that 'oh, now I understand, but no thanks', and gave a charming smile, and walked away from him. A minute later I saw him walking away from the buildings.
Glad I didn't say 'I guess we're both looking for the same thing', when I first saw him and thought if he was a geocacher.
The cache: I walked all the points at once, and finally after correcting the calculation error I made by having not read carefully the instructions, I found myself in the area that looked suitable for the final container. After a half an hour search, I became a bit desperate and called Harri from Harjus to ensure I was approximately at right location. He confirmed that and I didn't want further hints, so I continued searching. At least my calculations seemed right. I was about ready to go home, because I was very hungry, but then I finally found it, more than 20 meters from my zero point. I might have missed some of the 10 points making the final coords a bit off.
Left TB Iceman in the final container and TB Kummit at the starting location (where I took TB Green Fork).
[This entry was edited by Divine on Saturday, February 26, 2005 at 11:53:22 PM.]