Sunday 22 January 2023

Dorking treasure hunt

Excellent outing with Margs and Dave to explore the town of Dorking, and follow a treasure hunt. However, rather than leading to a pot of gold, the treasure hunt consisted of about 25 clues and 26 potential locations and the idea was to cross off all of the answers and be left with one correct location.

It started really well, with an easy question so we were pretty cheerful.

Then it got more difficult and we couldn't find some of the landmarks at all. To be fair our map was a few years old, so some of the clues were definitely missing.

We found the church, and Margs cleverly found eight letters around the clock that then made an anagram.

It wasn't part of the quiz, but I was very pleased to find an albino squirrel with lovely pink eyes.

Another clue was related to this interesting statue, but I don't think that we worked out the answer, although I was getting a bit confused by then.

After a couple of hours we were getting cold, but we found number 207 in tiny writing on a lamppost so that was good, but no sign of a plaque under a tree on the village green.

We also read the booklet and realised that we could send a text and receive the answers for up to three different clues. Dave did this, but at the end of the day we still had another three clues without answers. 

In summary, a good time was had by all, but we didn't solve the puzzle.

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