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post #41 of 45 (permalink) Old 11-01-2014, 10:37
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Hiya...

It decodes as '' metal rail look out for rat tail''

It is indeed using the transposition as above...

What is the cache number / code? Is it on www.geocaching .com ?
If so clicking the 'DECRYPT' button beside the hint will make it readable.

I am sorry if I am 'butting in' to a private conversation. Please forgive me if that is the case. I am only trying to help. We have been cachers for about 5 years now..

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Actually, I realise it's me that is butting in on Jodi1's thread and I feel guilty.

In my defence, although I had heard of geocaching I had never taken an interest until I saw Mike's post regarding android phones late last night.

I played with the app for about 5 minutes to prove it worked correctly, and then noticed the seemingly random letters under "Hints." You are quite right about the translation, and thank you.

After today's lunch I tried again, and found that all I had to do to convert from garbage to English was to touch the screen letters once, and touching them again converted them back to garbage.

I now see that the app includes a compass and local co-ordinate readout too...........So I might even be tempted to make time and have a go.

Maybe even bag a FTF.

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Glad we have another cacher in HurricaneSmith
Eight years and I have only got 2 or 3 FTF's, but then I go to sea and I don't have the equipment to tell me when a new cache is placed, so good lucky with finding your first HS, even if it's not an FTF.
Let us all know how it went
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To bag FTF's you need to set up notification of new cache placements in your area. I get e mails to my phone and Laptop and have been known to shoot off at the drop of a hat to bag a FTF... but they are a competative bunch here and its not unusual for a mob of us to arrive at the cache together. We then land up going off for a coffee and a natter..

Best of luck with your No 1... Remember your pen and keep us posted.


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I think this could be a hobby that I might enjoy but some reading to understand how it works first

I have signed up for a Geocache basic account

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