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Saturday, April 14, 2007

AktoMan's on the move

I'm having a hard time understanding some of the terminology (kists, merks, etc.) but AktoMan's been on the Southern Upland Way for a while now on his way across Scotland.

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At 5:33 AM, Blogger AktoMan said...

Sorry for the hard time understanding the jargon, but on the Southern Upland Way, they have hidden treasure. True. Details at:

In 13 'kists' (sculpted and concealed chests) along the Way, there are 'merks' (metal sovereign coins). A metal plate marked 'ultreia', in Latin, shows you that you are in the region of a kist an need to keep your eyes open.

I think it a great scheme, as I was very alert during more of the walk. Also a good talking point for walkers, and nice, free memories.

I missed 3 at the beginning, as I had failed to notice the 'ultreia' marks; later I found 3 kists were empty; so only have 7 merks. I intend framing them. I've also informed the merk-maker of the empty kists, and also congratulated him on his wonderful idea.

They make frequent appearances in my YouTube videos, and were a highlight of many a walking day.


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