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Sensations of nature

A cache by Blackpanda (Rihards and Inese) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/11/2009
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


LV

Koordinates jus aizvedis lidz vietai, kur varat atstat savu auto un iepazities ar informaciju, kas izvietota uz blakus esoša informacijas stenda. Lai atrastu slepni, Jums jadodas talak uz noraditajiem waypointiem, lai atrastu talakas norades. Pie katra no waypointiem Jums jaatrod neliels koka delitis ar koordinašu dalam uz ta. Pieklušana gala slepnim, var izradities nedaudz sarežgita, tapec iespejams Jums bus nepieciešamas kapšanas prasmes, vai papildu kapšanas aprikojums. Protams, pilnigi pietiktu ari ar 4 m garam trepem.


Maras kambaru alas

Maras kambaru alas - kulta vieta atrodas Gibulu pagasta dienvidrietumu sturi un ir dabiski izveidojusies alu sistema Abavas ielejas laba krasta smilšakmens atseguma, ap 2 km dienvidrietumos bijušai Kalešu muižai.

Izteikts pienemums, ka šis alas saistamas ar kada 1462.gada dokumenta mineto svetalu Sabiles novada. Jau kopš pagajuša gadsimta vidus varakkart publiceti dažadi nostasti par Maras kambariem. Viens no tiem saistits ar "svetajam meitam", kuras šeit dzivojušas un piektdienas vakaros parasti velejušas velu, no ka kambari loti kupejuši.


Laupitaju ala

Plašu aprakstu par Maras kambariem 1907.gada publicejis celotajs Oskars Emils Šmits, kurš dzirdejis nostastus ari par to, ka alas kadreiz slepušies laupitaji. Mekledams laupitaju nosleptas bagatibas, tur 1903.gada licis rakt toreizejais Kalešu muižas ipašnieks, tacu nekas neesot atrasts.


No ka celies "Maras kambari" nosaukums

O.E.Šmits logiski izskaidro ari alas nosaukumu. Vinš uzskata, ka kadreiz katolu garidznieki pie senas kulta alas piestiprinajuši Svetas Marijas attelu. Ta senais alas nosaukums izzudis, un ta vieta stajies Marijas varda latviskojums - Maras kambari.


ENG

The given coordinates will take You to parking place. There You can read some information about this place. To find the cache, You need to visit given waypoints.You need to find a little wooden board with a part from coodinates on it. Thease wooden boards are at the each waypoint. To get the cache could be difficult unless You have good climbing skills, otherwise You might need some climbing gear. Of course it will be enough with 4 meter ladder.


Mara's chambers.

Caves - a cult site in the south-western corner of Gibuli Parish - is a naturally formed cave system in a sandstone exposure on the right bank of the River Abava, about 2 km south-west of the former Kaleši Estate.

It has been suggested that these caves may be identified with a sacred cave mentioned in the Sabile area in a document of 1462. Already from the middle of the 20th century, various tales were published concerning the caves. One of these tells of the ‘holy maidens', who are said to have lived here and to have done their washing on Fridays, as a result of which a great deal of steam came from the chambers.


Robber`s cave

An extensive description of the caves was published in 1907 by the traveller Oskars Emils Šmits, who had heard tales that robbers had once taken shelter here. In search of riches hidden by the robbers, the owner of Kaleši Estate had ordered digging work there in 1903, but apparently nothing was ever found.


The name 'Mara`s chambers'

Šmits also gives a logical explanation for the caves' name. He considers that Catholic clergymen had once hung an image of the Virgin Mary on the wall of the ancient cult cave. Thus, the ancient name of the cave had gone out of use, being replaced by the present name - a Latvianised version of the name ‘Mary'.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Chgavrz gnf cngvxf/ Oveqf jvyy yvxr vg

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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