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Stone 3 found at the home of the hippo - clues for the fourth this week

PUBLISHED: 14:04 17 September 2018

Clues led stone hunters to Hutomus at Felixstowe Ferry Picture: RICHARD CORNWELL

Clues led stone hunters to Hutomus at Felixstowe Ferry Picture: RICHARD CORNWELL

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Leisha Rogers was the successful finder of the third hand-painted rock in our Enjoy Felixstowe More! game of stones.

The houseboats at Felixstowe Ferry Picture: ARCHANTThe houseboats at Felixstowe Ferry Picture: ARCHANT

Most people guessed correctly that the stone was hidden at the fishing hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry overlooking the River Deben, and that kept stone hunters busy for quite a while as they carried out thorough a search of the area, visiting all the likely spots around the sailing club, jetty, cafes and pub.

But it was the second clue which was the giveaway – especially for those who know the area well.

Look out for the hippo – and don’t forget the diver! immediately took those in the know down the flood wall between the cafe car park and the Millennium Green, which joins the Tomline Wall, and runs alongside the houseboats.

One of those boats – probably the best known – is quirky Hutomus, reportedly owned by one H Potamus. There’s loads to look at here, and at various states of the tide you can see a hippo lurking in the mud and the helmet of a diver emerging from the depths to climb up a ladder.

Stone 3 is captured at Hutomus Picture: ENJOY FELIXSTOWE MOREStone 3 is captured at Hutomus Picture: ENJOY FELIXSTOWE MORE

There are assorted hippo cartoons and mementoes and it’s well worth a visit. The stone was found at the bottom of the gangplank gate.

Details of stone 4 will be announced this week along with the first clue.

There is £50 awaiting the person who finds it.

If you find the stone, please call 01473 324773, and leave your details, including phone number, to claim the prize.

Some of the hippo cartoons at Hutomus Picture: RICHARD CORNWELLSome of the hippo cartoons at Hutomus Picture: RICHARD CORNWELL

There will be five stones to find in total.

Let us know how you get on in the game of stones – join in the conversation and the fun on the Enjoy More Felixstowe! Facebook page.

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