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Alcaria do Cume [Cachopo, Tavira]

A cache by Alieri & Sicapelo Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/04/2008
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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foto INFO_SIGN

Esta cache fica em plena serra algarvia, perto de Alcaria do Cume, uma pequena povoação localizada na estrada N-397 entre Tavira e Cachopo.

O nome do lugar está ligado a um ponto alto próximo, onde existe um vértice geodésico de 1.ª ordem e um posto de observação do combate aos incêndios, além de várias antenas de comunicações.

Do alto dos cerca de 530 metros de altura, em dias claros pode ver-se outra Alcaria, Alcaria Ruiva, na serra de Mértola, a 85km de distância, assim como várias cidades costeiras algarvias, pois tem-se uma vista panorâmica a 360º.

A cache foi (inicialmente) colocada com o conhecimento dos vigias, mas num local fora do seu campo de visão.

Dado o desaparecimento da cache, ela foi recolocada num ponto mais afastado.

Os vigias passam nas suas torres 4 meses do ano a perscrutar o horizonte com os seus binóculos, 24h sobre 24h, muitas vezes sob um sol abrasador. Se lá forem, por favor sejam simpáticos e falem com eles por uns minutos. O vigia com quem falámos faz este trabalho há 19 anos.

Por favor deixem a cache bem tapada.


foto do cume+VG+torre vigia info sign

This one is a simple cache near Alcaria do Cume, a small village in the middle of the mountains/sierra, next to the road N-397, between Tavira and Cachopo.

The place got its name from a nearby mountain top, located around 530 meters high.

Here you'll find a geodetic mark and a fire watchtower.

On a clear day you can see places located as far as 85km away. You'll easily spot some Algarve coastal cities and enjoy 360º panoramic views.

The cache was - initially - hidden with the knowledge of the watchmen, but out of their line of vision.

Since the first cache disappeared, it is now hidden 200 meters away.

The watchers are there 4 months in a year, during summer. They'll be there 24/24, looking through their binoculars, under a very hot sun sometimes. Please be nice and polite and talk to them for a while. The watchman we talked to has been doing this for 19 years.

Please leave the cache well covered.

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