I think the girl's name might be
Sailing through the
he would pass many reefs - in fact, it is a popular destination for scuba diving amongst the reefs! As part of the trip, he may pass by a "chameleon":
His final destination:
Edited to add my third answer
Partial Answer (But this time I am fairly sure that I got it)
I think the answer is
How I came to this answer:
Some comments regarding the email address
Some comments regarding the phone number:
I couldn't make use of these, but they might be (and probably are) clues as well:
The phone number
Very partial solution
Since this has been open for quite a while with no obvious progress, I'll post what I've found so far. Maybe someone else will see whatever I'm currently missing.
First of all,
What I'm meant to do with this is currently beyond me.
The Solution to “The Hidden Treasures”
By Natalie Aldenderfer
Welcome to an explanation of a very weakly connected and convoluted riddle, where things only get weirder and more convoluted as you go on!
Using human instinct, you believe that the first stanza leads to the first clue. You read the riddle once, and see that there at the bottom of the second ...
The answer is:
How to solve? Notice first that there are:
If we then:
At this point, now that we know the encoding, we can see that there was another clue in the puzzle that I inadvertently skipped past altogether! Notice that:
This solution also explains the title, since:
As it has been 2 weeks and no progress has been posted for 1 week, I am posting the intended solution.
Firstly, it was required to parse the beginning:
My head hurts... I feel like I'm missing something.
"Avoid notes" starts with the left heading, reportedly. Ends firsts, like extremely terrifyingly impressively clearly plainly solved:
After this point, ...
And the puzzle itself is:
I was only able to work this out after Hint 3 gave away the values of s, q, u, r, k, t and p. Plugging these into the mathematics gave:
Armed with the knowledge from Hint 2:
Finally, Google was my friend!
BOOM! Which all meant that 'x' must be:
TL;DR: The answer to this puzzle is:
Explanation: Note first of all that the puzzle itself bears a resemblance to:
Note next that:
Looking familiar? Of course! Because:
So if we next:
What can we do with this now? Well, how about trying to interpret this using:
By doing so, we find that:
Which (as stated at the very top) translates to:
Notice finally ...
Based off Astralbee's and Larry Alton Garrett's logic, I believe you may be referring to
Pivoting off of the prior two answers, my logic is as follows:
Taking the sequence of numbers to stand for letters, there could be several groupings (I only list the ones that felt the most pertinent; there's bound to be several others that may be more ...
This lecture appears to be about:
cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger…
And that pills are used so that bacteria cannot survive
eyeballs were actually used as explosives in modern wars…
And no one or animals can survive without eggs
This lifebuoy is perfect for aircraft components, missiles, spacecraft, and satellites…
And this ...
Partly inspired by PiIsNot3's answer ...
cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger
pills are used so that bacteria cannot survive
eyeballs were actually used as explosives in modern wars
no one or animals can survive without eggs [crude circle on a piece of white paper]
lifebuoy is perfect for aircraft components, missiles, spacecraft,...
Partial answer, but this lecture seems to contain
Well, as we all know, cracking eggshells and doughnuts can make our bones stronger…
And that pills are used so that bacteria cannot survive.
But perhaps you may not know that eyeballs were actually used as explosives in modern wars…
And no one or animals can survive without eggs!
This lifebuoy is perfect ...