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O Quartel de Lord Wellington Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 12/30/2007
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


O Quartel de Lord Wellington




A História

Esta casa senhorial na aldeia de Freineda pertence à família dos Garcias e foi quartel general do Duque de Wellington, comandante-chefe do exército luso-britânico, nos invernos de 1811-1812 e 1812-1813. Esta altura corresponde à época posterior à terceira invasão francesa, em que os exércitos franceses já tinham sido expulsos de Portugal mas ainda permaneciam em cidades Espanholas perto da fronteira como Ciudad Rodrigo e Badajoz. Corresponde ainda à altura da curta e pouco conhecida "quarta invasão francesa", em que o exército francês cercou algumas cidades da Beira mas foram expulsos de Portugal em pouco tempo pelo exercito luso-britânico.
O edifício, recentemente restaurado, conserva ainda a traça original. Está situado no Largo da Praça, em frente à Igreja Matriz.


A cache

A cache está junto das escadarias da casa que foi o Quartel General de Wellington. Devido à sua localização, tentem ser o mais discretos possível na busca para não comprometer a cache. Se não estão habituados a caches urbanas por favor leiam a hint.
Nesta cache não se aceitam trocas


[EN] The History

During the winters of 1811-1812 and 1812-1813, Wellington's headquarters was in a small Portuguese village called Freineda. According to Captain Browne, who was in the Adjutant-General's office, it "was a miserable village... the accommodations of every kind were as wretched as it was possible to conceive." The village consisted of about 200 people with 50 houses and a large church; however it was so small that it could not house the complete headquarters staff. The Artillery and Engineer Departments were located in another village about 5 kilometres to the south, while the medical and commissary departments, along with the judge-advocate general was housed in a third village about 5 kilometres to the north.


Wellington had the largest house in the town, with a large dining room for entertaining, and a separate bedroom. The house was made of large stone blocks and situated close to the church. Living arrangements for the other officers and men were considerably different. Judge Advocate Larpant, who moved to Freineda because his other quarters were so bad, stated that his new quarters "is a hole boarded off from the common Portuguese room, where there are three men and two women chattering, and running in and out; the window between us I have nailed a pocket handkerchief before, but the boards are open at the top and all about. My room is six feet by fourteen wide, one pane of glass put in by some former officer at one end, about a foot by six inches and a fireplace (a great luxury here) close by it. My table I have squeezed in under the window, I have one bench, have put up two shelves, have hung my saddles on one side of my room and my baggage under them, leaving just place for my bed at the other side of my room; there I eat, drink, sleep, and write." John Green, who was serving as an officer's servant, was quite content to be able to sleep in a stable.


The Cache

The cache is located adjacent to the stairs of the house that was the main general headcourters of Lord Wellingtong Due to its location, please try to be as discreet as possible when looking for the cache. If you are not used to urban caches then please read the hint.
This is a no trade cache, thanks.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fragr-fr r cebpher ab pnagb cbe qronvkb qnf crqenf.
Fvg qbja naq ybbx ba gur pbeare haqre gur fgbarf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)