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cache type Lion's Birthday Cache 2003 cache size

by Captain Cook
(Finds: 29  Score: 113.5)    (Hidden: 31  Score: 94)

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Coordinates (WGS-84 datum)
N 50° 36.735'   E 005° 56.413'
This may not be the actual cache coordinate.

Belgium    Near By Caches

Hidden On: 18 Aug 2003
Waypoint (Landmark): N0083D
Open Cache:  Personal use only
Cache type:  Multi-Part
Cache size:   Normal

Difficulty: gps (easy)
Terrain: gps half gps (easy)

Misc: No restrooms (water closets) available Pets are allowed. Parking is available No fees!


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A short walk into the past

Limbourg (Lion’s Castle), now an ancient and picturesque town, once was the capital of the duchy Limburg. It is the cradle of the ancient family of that name from which sprang the Luxemburg family and several emperors of Germany.

The core of the town is on top of a small mountain ridge, 75 m above the Vesdre-Valley, looking down upon Dolhain. The ramparts are still protecting the gothic church of St. George and the houses built with stones from the local quarry around a rectangular marketplace paved with stones polished by the near Vesdre.

To find the best access you should follow the signs “Limbourg ville historique”.

Park your car at N 50° 36,735’ E 005° 56,413’.

Waypoint 1
Do you see the name plate of the local pub Au Cheval Gourmand?
How many legs does this cheval (horse) have? The number of legs = a

Waypoint 2:
Go to N 50° 36,669’ E 005° 56,431’.
When did Poswick receive the Chateau de la porte?
At bc. AOUT defg

Waypoint 3:
Stand still at N 50° 36.(b+c)(g-d)(b)’ E 005° 56.(f)(c)(a)’.
How many wooden window-shutters - to protect the bells – do you see?
Number of shutters (at ONE side of the building!) = hj

Waypoint 4:
Sit down at N 50° 36.(e+d)(a)(d)’ E 005° 56.(b+h)(h)(e-b)’ and calculate the final cache. You will find it at the Cache point
N 50° 36.(e-b)(h+c)(g+h)’ E 005° 56.(b+h)(f-a)(d+a)’.

The cache is a small Tupperware box (12 x 12 x 4) – please don’t bring big trade items.

After having found the cache please rehide it carefully – you are on a marked trail with many pedestrians.

Clue decoding tables - Top letter or symbol decodes to bottom letter or symbol:



Clues:    decode

  • Try this: 
    va gur urqtr< haqre fbzr fgbarf


NoteAdd a Log Entry

CACHE LOGS - May contain hints(spoilers)!    decode

I found it! 04 Aug 2006 by  sp_do  (Finds: 60  Score: 190.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

2.00h, 0.30' walk, 1.4km

Nice little round in a village of outstanding beauty. Clear and easy-to-find cache, even at twilight without torch. Well done, Captain Cook!

[nachträgliches Loggen]
[Modified 2007-02-27 08:04:20]

I found it! 27 Jun 2006 by  The Bat  (Finds: 20  Score: 60.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Reeds lang geleden gevonden.
Nu pas account gemaakt.

I found it! 17 Jun 2006 by  sluerb  (Finds: 4  Score: 15.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Hello Captain Cook,

this was my first cache and it was great! Very nice village and I had a lot of fun...

In: bottle opener
Out: Wikinger

Thanks for the Cache

[Modified 2006-06-19 12:39:29]

I found it! 22 May 2005 by  tompagolf  (Finds: 103  Score: 380)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 4.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

That is really a nice little town. Old houses, old bumpy streets of natural plaster; nearly a medieval atmosphere. Today a meeting of old racing and sportscars took place here. What a contrast! Thanks for this (event-)cache.
No trade, just dropped TB "Windhoek Lager". (subsequent NC log)

I found it! 09 Apr 2004 by  nachteule  (Finds: 119  Score: 456)    (Hidden: 3  Score: 11.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only


ein wirklich schöner Spaziergang, obwohl, das Pflaster dieser alten Ortschaft, war für die Füsse eines Städters
und Autofahrer sehr gewöhnungsbedürftig.

raus: nichts
rein: Gürtelschnalle Truck

Achtung! das Logbuch ist voll!

Danke für den Cache


I found it! 30 Aug 2003 by  Blinky Bill  (Finds: 730  Score: 2909.5)    (Hidden: 27  Score: 107.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Cook tour completed. Nice little village. Tasks were solved easily.
In: TB Roaming roman, heart
Out: Drops, Rupees

Marco & Kerstin

I found it! 26 Aug 2003 by  Scaramanga  (Finds: 246  Score: 923.5)    (Hidden: 41  Score: 140.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

Auch wir wollen zum Geburtstag gratulieren. Dieser Cache liegt wirklich an einem wunderschönen Ort!

In/Out: -

Vielen Dank für den Cache!
Scaramanga & May

I found it! 24 Aug 2003 by  radioscout  (Finds: 244  Score: 874)    (Hidden: 14  Score: 62.5)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A beautiful little village which I surely would have never visited without geocaching. The tasks were easy to solve and the cache location so obvious that I found it without the hint immediately when I arrived at the cache.

In: A hitchhiker
Out: Film container lids

I found it! 23 Aug 2003 by  Speerpunt  (Finds: 6  Score: 19)    (Hidden: 1  Score: 2)
    Open Log:  Personal use only

A fast multi cache, in a half hour found these cache. A beautiful and old city with many imagination ....Thanks for thise.

I found it! 20 Aug 2003 by  Lion and Aquaria  (Finds: 46  Score: 163.5)    (Hidden: 0  Score: 0)
    Open Log:  Non-commercial use only

Lion: Freu! der zweite Cache der nur MIR gewidmet is (oder vielmehr meinem 'Burtstag *g*)

War ein schöner Rundgang auf dem Löwenhügel, wobei kleine Menschen ggf. Schwierigkeiten bekommen ein paar Hinweise zu finden

Vielen lieben Dank and Captain Cook und Aquaria für diesen echt schönen dedicated cache

Grüße bis zum nächsten Jahr *hihi*



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