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Caches No’s 4828 to 4842 – Piratemania 2019

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Caches No’s 4828 to 4842 – Piratemania 2019

Piratemania 12, my 20th Mega event in the UK, well anywhere really as the other large event I attended in Germany was a Giga.
The fifth time I have been to Piratemania, and the fourth that has just been a day visit (Cheddar in 2017 was really too far to go in a day), but Cartmel is only about an hour and 20 minutes away so an easy day trip
3rd August 2019 – Piratemania 12 GC7Z9YH cache #4828
Aaaarrrrrrrrrhhhh me hearties…

3rd August 2019 – A Puzzled Pirate Lab Cache – cache #4829
All Mega events have Lab Caches and I really enjoy doing them. The first here were electronic puzzles, two separate ones but both gave the same answer

3rd August 2019 – Shake Shake Shake Lab Cache – cache #4830
An old favourite – in fact one of the bottles still had last years answer in it

3rd August 2019 – Location Location Location Lab Cache – cache #4831
A block of wood contoured to match the lines on the map… except it didn’t really look to do so !

 

3rd August 2019 – Puzzled Lab Cache – cache #4832
A jigsaw puzzle – why do the whole picture when you only need to do the bit with the answer on ?

3rd August 2019 – Can You Crack It Lab Cache – cache #4833
There was some logic to this but I can’t remember what it was, I was with someone else who opened the key safe

3rd August 2019 – GROTty Pants Lab Cache – cache #4834
Had most of us puzzled until we worked out the ROT bit of the GROTty

3rd August 2019 – Set Sail Lab Cache – cache #4835
Another old favourite – my first ever lab cache was on the same lines

3rd August 2019 – Pop Up Pirate Lab Cache – cache #4836
Two locks, 250 keys… you get there in the end

3rd August 2019 – Washed Up Lab Cache – cache #4837
You get wet if you don’t have the holes in the tubes covered

3rd August 2019 – Quick Response Lab Cache – cache #4838
I never did find which QR code answered the puzzle, but the answer was given to me

3rd August 2019 – The nearly impossible Pirates puzzle GC87WJK – cache #4839
Is it really a 5/5 when you get the cache handed to you by a small boy?
The puzzle was a bit ridiculous as it involved having the right issue of Treasure Island (out of the several hundred published versions of it) so although we knew how to solve it it wasn’t actually possible without the book the setter used. However the cache was found possibly by total accident by kids playing in the river on a hot day and passed from hand to hand

3rd August 2019 – Vitual Reward.(Cartmel Priory). GC88YVT – cache #4840
A virtual cache at Carmel Priory

3rd August 2019 – Re Hashed old cache location2Cartmel’s MarketCross GC34D9J – cache #4841
Lots of pirates in the Market Square, I wonder what the locals and other visitors thought ?

3rd August 2019 – Cartmel Priory church(NOT IN THE WALL.BEHIND POST) GC3R97N – cache #4842
The ‘other’ cache in Cartmel

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