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Parque Ambiental [Vilamoura]

A cache by Torgut Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/13/2007
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2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Parque Ambiental de Vilamoura is partially home of other cache, Cerro da Vila, which beeing a multi-cache starts somewhere else but ends here. However I consider its location fails to attract geocachers deep inside the park and showing its best. Therefore I created a second cache which will demand some walk in order to be found. The walking distance may vary accordingly to the chosen paths but I would say average will be around 5 kms (considering both ways).

Parque Ambiental de Vilamoura is not a real park, in a strict sense. It's more a bit of well preserved south Portugal typical countryside.

A number of strategically placed panels will explain a certain aspects of vegetable and animal wildlife in the region.

The whole complex is a great place for family activities. Despite the abundance of wildlife there are no dangerous species, and even the shy snakes are perfectly harmless.

So, a bycicle riding or joging session is highly advisable. Otherwise a simple stroll will make it.

The cache emphasize my park's favorite feature: the bird spotting shelters. From these places a visitor will have the chance to watch around twenty well documentated bird species. And they are actually visible! In my last visit, in a few minutes a good number of birds was spotted: a few mallards (pato-real), a marsh harrier (águia sapeira), a kingfisher (guarda-rios) a couple of purple herons (garça vernelha), a grey heron (garça real), a purple gallinule (galinha-sultana), a coot (galeirão) a great crested greve (mergulhão-de-poupa) and a group of little terns (andorinha-do-mar-anã). What a sellection huh!?

And if you are not into this bird thing or you get bored with it easly, you may bring a book or some other kind of quiet entertainment and spend a good time in those shelters. Above all, please respect the environment and keep quiet.


The Cache

It's pretty simple. You go to initial coordinates and you will find a bird spotting shelter. Inside there are a few posters depicting the species living around.

- If you find there 2 posters, final coordinates are N 37º 05.116 W 008º 07.746

- If you find there 3 posters, final coordinates are N 37º 05.502 W 008º 08.558

- If you find there 4 posters, final coordinates are N 37º 06.250 W 008º 09.479



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