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global trekkers: E conforme previsto desde o final do ano passado, chegou hoje o dia do fim para esta cache.
Este é um local que me diz muito: foi neste mar que aprendi a nadar e onde durante tantos anos era este o nosso local de refúgio, sobretudo durante o mês de Agosto, altura das grandes enchentes na vizinha praia de Benagil, de onde iniciávamos a viagem, ora a nadar, ora de colchão. E assim o foi, durante muitos anos e até há bem pouco tempo.

Foi pois com o intuito de divulgar este tesouro, somente acessível por mar, que há 5 anos atrás criámos esta cache. Todavia, nos últimos 2-3 anos, esta praia passou a fazer parte das rotas comerciais de “safaris náuticos” de várias empresas, que todos os dias durante a época estival, descarregam literalmente no local, hordas e multidões de turistas (e assadores a carvão) que aqui se instalam durante a maior parte do dia.

Perdeu-se assim o encanto deste refúgio, pelo que quem aqui chega à procura de uma praia deserta e sossegada, depara-se com este cenário de invasão turística, agravada ainda mais pelo fumo dos assadores e pela música irritante. Um verdadeiro defraudar de expectativas, como aliás é visível em alguns logs. Não foi isto que quisemos dar a conhecer.

Sendo que ano após ano, tem sido este o cenário, e dado que quase todas as visitas têm lugar na época estival, enquanto se mantiver este cenário durante o Verão, esta cache não tem mais razão de existir. Quem quiser e tiver oportunidade, pode contudo visitar o local fora desta época, e verão o fascínio que este local tem.

Se, e quando as rotas comerciais deixarem de atracar neste local, e se ainda estiver de acordo com as guidelines, será com prazer que faremos um pedido de desarquivamento desta cache.

Obrigado a todos pelas visitas.

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The Beach

A cache by global trekkers Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/3/2008
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: not chosen (not chosen)

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The Beach

(2000)

 

The Beach is a 2000 drama film written by John Hodge, produced by Andrew Macdonald and directed by Danny Boyle based on "The Beach", a 1996 novel by Alex Garland. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet.

 

Richard (DiCaprio) is a typical twenty-something American whose head is filled with an absurd amount of pop-culture and video game references. While travelling in Thailand in order to broaden his horizons and gain some real world experience, he meets Daffy (Carlyle), a crazy Englishman who gives Richard a mysterious map before committing suicide. Apparently the map leads to an idyllic island where the inhabitants live in a natural paradise. Intrigued, Richard convinces two French acquaintances, Francoise and Etienne (Ledoyen and Canet), to journey with him and see if Daffy was right. Upon reaching the island, Richard discovers that it does, in fact, appear to be the dream that Daffy had promised. They meet Sal (Swinton), a strong-willed woman and leader of the group. Sal has made a pact with the weapon-wielding drug dealers who control the island that her group can remain there provided no new bodies arrive. Richard has a brief tryst with Francoise, but she abandons him when she discovers that he has had another sexual encounter while gathering supplies from the mainland. And when two drugged-out Americans show up and crash the party, Richard's newfound Utopia is threatened once and for all.

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The Beach can be accessed by a boat, canoe, kayak or inflatable air mattress. Always remember to check tides before you head out on the water.

Best option: Leave Benagil Beach towards east. Approximately half way stop at The Cave to see one of the most spectacular rock formations in Algarve. There, you may want to take a rest while exploring the place or go for a deserved swim…or even do geocaching! Then you can proceed with your journey. From The Cave to The Beach it is only about 200m, direction NE.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

lbh unir pbbeqvangrf "k" naq "l". Guvax bs "m"...
HCQNGR Nht/16/2013: ng gur ragenapr ba gur evtug fvqr bs gur pnir; pyvzo gb gur jnyy naq frnepu sbe n svyz pnavfgre.

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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