I’ve been banging my head against a few more of Mr Crow‘s evil Rally Round puzzles recently. I finally had two more cracked, and was pretty sure of a third, so I set off for Tiptree today to see what I could find.
The first was RR212 – Unproven Conjcture which I had sorted out rather quicker than anticipated. No trouble with the find. Next on my list was RR218 – Disdyakis Triacontahedron. Yes, that’s a mouthful.
The “solve” entailed playing an online betting game enough times that you eventually came out “on top”. Well, thankfully no money was changing hands, or I might have been bankrupt! But eventually I beat the odds and was taken to a most intriguing location. I won’t say much more, but it’s a wonder how Mr Crow finds these hidden gems! A bit of poking about soon produced the goods.
After my two certs, there was just RR213 – Brouwer left. This intriguing geo-spacial puzzle can be solved mathematically, but stuff that for a game of soldiers! I used some Ninja Photoshop skills which produced a loose plot worth looking at. Thankfully, it wasn’t too long before I had this delightful little duckie in hand!
The other evening, Kitty!! and I had managed to work out the solution to a couple of Mr Crow’s impenetrable puzzles. As she’s not allowed to find them before anyone else, it was left to me to give it a go today. Rally Round 204 Murder was my first target. It was a quick find but I had been beaten to the FTF by 24 hours. Oh well, I wasn’t really surprised.
Then I stopped off in Witham to mop up a few stragglers. Ice Breaker – Bucket Of Fun was a big cache – another easy find next to the golf course. I found a stray ball which I’ll keep for Kitty who needs them for an evil cache she’s planning.
Waterworks was across Whet Mead which required a trip under the A12 via a tunnel – and I found a troll looking at me! At GZ, I randomly found another golf ball in the grass! Odd, as it’s miles from where you would expect anyone to be hitting a golf ball…
The final target of the day was Rally Round 203 Missing Numbers. I approached with trepidation, but was delighted to find an empty log sheet – yay! I wasn’t actually chasing the FTF but it’s nice when it happens. No. 25 in nearly 8 years of caching!
I’ve had several of Mr Crow‘s Rally Round puzzles sitting on the solve-but-not-found pile for ages. And I needed to go to Colchester today so I thought I would take a winding route across Crow-country to pick up several from the solved batch. I’m happy to say that the finds themselves were a lot easier than the puzzles!
I also went via the Essex Resuscitator Challenge Cache as I have recently revived several caches and therefore qualify for the find – another easy locate once at GZ. The final hide was the Church Micro at Little Bromley – where I also found this dilapidated old barn.