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Ponta do Topo

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Hidden : 9/20/2012
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A Ponta do Topo terá sido onde os primeiros povoadores da Ilha tocaram terra e desembarcaram, daí o nome "Topo", por ter sido o primeiro ponto da ilha que toparam.

Ponta do topo was where the first settlers of the island, touched land and landed, from that comes the name "Topo" (meaning encountered), for being the first point of the island that was ‘stumbled upon’.

A Ponta do Topo inicia-se junto do mar, ao pé do Ilhéu do Topo, e sobe as montanhas em direcção ao interior da ilha de uma forma algo abrupta deixando poucos espaços planos para uso humano.

Trata-se de um dos locais mais carregados de história da ilha de São Jorge. Segundo a história foi na costa da Ponta do Topo que os primeiros povoadores da ilha de São Jorge tocaram terra, desembarcaram e deram início àquilo que foi o primeiro povoado da ilha. Foi a terra do povoador jorsense Willem van der Hagen, natural da Flandres, que nos Açores traduziu o seu nome para Guilherme da Silveira. Deste povoador descende cerca de 25% da actual população da Ilha de São Jorge.

Ponta do Topo starts by the sea at the foot of the Topo Islander and climbs the mountains towards the interior of the island in a somewhat abrupt way leaving few spaces for human use plans.

This is one of the places with more history in island of São Jorge. According to the history, it was on the coast of Ponta do Topo that the first settlers of the island of São Jorge touched land, landed and started what was the first settlement on the island. It was the land of the settler jorsense Willem van der Hagen, from Flanders, whom in Azores translated his name to Guilherme da Silveira. From this settler descended about 25% of the current population of the island of São Jorge.

Não tire fotos da cache.

Do not take pictures to the cache.

Acerca da Cache:
- De formato não tradicional
- Contém apenas o log book
- Traga uma caneta ou um lápis para registar a sua visita

About the cache:
- Non traditional shape
- Inside only the log book
- Bring a pen or a pencil to register your visit.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cebphen-zr an neiber.
Ybbx sbe zr ba gur gerr.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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