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Eira Branca (Formôa - Pomarão)

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Hidden : 10/01/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Eira Branca (Formôa - Pomarão)

 

Eira é um espaço plano com um chão duro, de dimensões variáveis, onde os cereais eram malhados e peneirados, depois de colhidos, com vista a separar a palha e outros detritos dos grãos de cereais. A sua origem está ligada ao advento da agricultura e o consequente cultivo dos cereais, onde desenvolveram-se várias técnicas, ferramentas e instalações específicas. As eiras poderiam pertencer a uma comunidade ou povoação ou então a uma única família. Normalmente localizam-se fora das aldeias, em locais elevados e expostos ao vento.

A threshing floor is a specially flattened surface made either of rock or beaten earth where a farmer would thresh the grain harvest. Their origin is related to the onset of farming and cereal cultivation, from which several specific techniques and tools were developed. The threshing floor was either owned by the entire village or by a single family. It was usually located outside the village in a place exposed to the wind.

 

eira antiga

As eiras de outros tempos...

Com esta cache pretendemos mostrar uma das inúmeras eiras que povoam todo o Alentejo. A Eira Branca situa-se no concelho de Mértola, próximo a vila do Pomarão.

 

eira nova

Eira Branca

 

O acesso a ela faz-se a partir da estrada de terra que liga o Pomarão a Formôa. Aconselha-se a estacionar a viatura na aldeia Formôa [N37º33.288, W007º32.422] e fazer depois uma pequena caminhada de cerca de 380 metros até a cache.

With this cache we want to show you one of numerous threshing floors existing all over the Alentejo region. The Eira Branca is located in Mértola, near to the small village Pomarão. The access to this cache is made from the road connecting Pomarão and Formôa. You can leave your vehicle in Formôa [N37º33.288, W007º32.422] and then walk about 380 meters to the cache.

 

A CACHE

Trata-se de um contentor de tamanho regular acondicionado dentro de um saco plástico preto. Inicialmente tinha um logbook, stashnone, um lápis e algums objectos para troca.

 

THE CACHE

It's a regular size container in a black plastic bag. Initially, it had a logbook, stashnone, a pencil and some trade items.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

CG: An onfr qb zheb; "oenapn" znepn b ybpny;
RA: Va gur onfr bs gur jnyy; "juvgr" fubjf gur cynpr.

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)



 

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