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Found it BaSHful found A Herculean Challenge

Tuesday, July 31, 2007South East England, United Kingdom

I know, I know, in the last log I said I quit. Since then some assistance has been forthcoming, so this morning it was over to Reigate again. (It took six journeys in all to complete this one!)

Stage 1
A little activity so I wait patiently. 10 minutes later the coast is clear so it's go, grab and gone.

Stage 2
Easy peasy. Up, grab, down, record, up, replace, down and gone.

Stage 3
Ah, things are getting a little more interesting and I finally understand how one of the more puzzling inclusions in Mr. Nutter's list of equipment might be put to use. In spite of filling the car with many items I'm missing something. Go home to fetch it and another item to ease my passage. I also get to understand GeoCornetto's comment but lady luck is smiling on me and I choose correctly the first time.

Stage 4
As this one seems to be stopping people in their tracks I thought I would recce it first. Hmmmm, I can see why but it shouldn't be too much of a problem (this being what both Nutter and myself excel at). Back to the car to select appropriate equipment. While I'm setting up a nice lady with dog wanders by. We chat briefly and she doesn't report me to the authorities. It takes longer than expected but eventually the stage is completed safely.

Stage 5
I'd been starting to get bad vibes about this one and the first line of the just retrieved instructions was not helping matters. I reach (near) the location of the cache to have my fears confirmed. I sit and ponder a while then decide to retreat and consider my options. I decide to go for the simplest and most direct solution. However, whatever approach is taken, discretion will be appropriate. This gives me time to kill so I knock off "Motorway Mayhem M25 J8 - A Room with a View" to clock up my 99th cache. Very pleasingly this makes this cache my 100th! Return at dusk and execute the plan flawlessly though I am almost muggled.

Nutter, thank-you for a superb cache (apart from stage 1 that is!).


infoA Mystery Cache is the “catch-all” of cache types, this form of cache can involve complicated puzzles you will first need to solve to determine the coordinates. The only commonality of this cache type is that the coordinates listed are not of the actual cache location but a general reference point, such as a nearby parking location. Due to the increasing creativity of geocaching this becomes the staging ground for new and unique challenges.
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