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Caminho das Voltas

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Hidden : 4/19/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Esta pequena rota linear inicia-se junto ao miradouro da Terra Alta, localizado entre as Freguesias da Ribeirinha e de Santo Amaro e termina no centro de Santo Amaro.This short trail begins at the Terra Alta vantage point, between the parishes of Ribeirinha and Santo Amaro and ends in the centre of Santo Amaro.

Começamos a descer por um caminho de pé posto, através de uma mata onde o incenso é a espécie predominante. Ao longo do caminho vamos encontrando vestígios de currais de vinhas e pequenas pontes em pedra talhada que nos indicam a importância deste caminho que, outrora, constituía a principal via de ligação à Ponta da Ilha.

Saindo desta floresta, entramos agora numa zona de pequenos campos agrícolas, cada vez mais dominados pela típica viticultura de pequena escala da ilha do Pico. Nesta zona, à esquerda, irá encontrar uma casa abandonada que, em tempos, foi uma pequena fábrica de manteiga local que ainda conserva no seu interior os equipamentos de fabrico.

Ao aproximarmo-nos da zona costeira, fazemos um pequeno desvio à Baía do Canto, uma pequena zona de lazer junto ao mar, envolta em adegas locais. Voltando ao caminho principal, seguimos sempre perto da costa através de uma estrada de alcatrão, em direcção ao centro de Santo Amaro. Passamos ainda pelo Parque da Furada, uma zona de piqueniques e, já em Santo Amaro, o antigo centro de construção naval do arquipélago, poderá visitar o Museu Marítimo de Construção Naval e a Escola de Artesanato.

It starts with a footpath which leads down through a wood, where Victorian box (Pittosporum undulatum) is the predominant species. On the way you will come across the remains of vineyard corrals and small bridges of carved stone which indicate the importance that this route once had when it was the main link to Ponta da Ilha.

After leaving the forest, you will go through an area of small fields, most of which are used for the small-scale vine growing which is typical of Pico Island. In this area, on your left, you will find an abandoned building, which was once a small local butter factory and which still houses the butter-making equipment.

As you approach the coast, turn off the main path to the Baía do Canto, a small leisure resort by the sea, surrounded by local wine cellars. Then return to the main path and follow the coast via a tarmac road leading to the centre of Santo Amaro. You will pass the Parque da Furada, a picnic area, and, in Santo Amaro itself you will find the old ship building centre of the archipelago and can visit the Maritime Museum of Naval Construction and the Craft School.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Gerr va gur ynetr fgbar.

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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