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Caches No’s 2066, 67 & 68 – Three F.T.F.’s

Submitted by on Wednesday, 31 October 2012No Comment
Caches No’s 2066, 67 & 68 – Three F.T.F.’s

There are some people who rush out to be First To Find on any new cache that appears in the area, it’s something I’ve never really bothered with – in fact I don’t even know how many FTF’s I have to my name (maybe I ought to make a list !)
Two new puzzle caches appeared locally late one afternoon, and I solved them quickly enough. The next day it was a rainy morning but the sun came out in the afternoon, so I decided to go out and find these two puzzles, and another new cache put out by the same Cache Owner that was nearby

3rd October 2012 – Arthur Post GC3XWTT – Cache #2066
I have to say the sight of a half cut down telegraph pole meant it was pretty obvious where this cache was going to be from a long way away, and when I got there I found no-one had been previously, a rare FTF for me

While in the woods walking from cache to cache I came across some nice Fly Agaric toadstools

3rd October 2012 – Play off final GC3XRWT – Cache #2067
Hmmm… I made this two part cache a whole lot harder than I needed to. I’d solved the puzzle the day before, and marked the correct point on my GPS… didn’t bother with the geochecker as I ‘knew’ I had the right answer…
So I went out and walked slogged through the mud until I got to a fence where I couldn’t go any further, so I checked the cache on my phone – and saw the puzzle had been amended slightly and I had walked right past the place I should have been at…
Eventually I found the container with the final co-ordinates in it… so tiny it should be classified as a Pico rather than a Nano !
After all that finding the actual cache was pretty easy, and another FTF

3rd October 2012 – Befuddling Buck Woods GC3XHVN – Cache #2068
It took me a while to solve the puzzle… I printed out the grid and set to making words and crossing out letters… and soon had all the right words – but not necessarily in the right order.
Two printouts of the grid later I managed to decipher all the right words in the right order
Finding the cache was quite easy and I soon had my 3rd FTF in 90 minutes

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