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Traditional Geocache

Passagem para a eternidade

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Hidden : 11/23/2012
In Faro, Portugal
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


[PT]
Até quase finais do século XIX, sobre o Arade, não havia pontes. A passagem para a outra margem fazia-se de formas alternativas: No século XV, O Rei D. Afonso V, concede a Álvaro de Teivas, o privilégio de explorar a travessia do rio com uma barca.
Nos finais do século XVIII, o Bispo do Algarve, D. Francisco Gomes de Avelar, manda construir uma passagem (calçada no meio do sapal) que ligava Portimão a Ferragudo. No extremo da calçada havia 2 pilares em cantaria, e num deles podia ler-se o seguinte:

"a vida presente é a passagem para a eternidade".

Entre Janeiro de 1875 e Abril de 1876, constrói-se a ponte rodoviária. A obra foi executada pela companhia Five Lille segundo um projecto do engenheiro Gustave Eifell.
A ponte dispunha de um tabuleiro com 332 metros de comprido, construído em madeira de carvalho, assente sobre 7 pilares de cantaria.

[ENG]
Until almost late XIX century, over the Arade river, there were no bridges. The crossing to the other side was made in alternative ways: by the XV century, the King Afonso V, provides Álvaro de Teivas the privilege to explore the river crossing with a barge.
In the late XVIII, the Algarve Bishop, Francisco Gomes de Avelar, orders the build of a passage (pavement through the saltmarsh) to connect Portimão to Ferragudo. At the end of the passage there were two stonework posts, and in one of them you could read:

"the present life is the passage to eternity".

Between January 1875 and April 1876, the highway bridge is built. The building was made by the Five Lille company, following a Gustave Eifell design.
The bridge deck was 332 meter long, built in oak wood, over 7 stonework posts.

[PT]
container inicial: container cilíndrico, com 18x6,5cm

conteúdo inicial: stashnote, logbook, caneta, Pikachu, e moeda de 20$00

cuidado com o terreno, e discrição, uma vez que é uma zona bastante movimentada, e frequentada por pescadores nas proximidades

[ENG]
initial container: cilindric container, 7x2.5in

initial items: stashnote, logbook, pen, Pikachu, and a 20$00 coin

carefull with the terrain, and discretion is advised. It's a quite busy area, and used by fishermen nearby

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT] frthr b gevyub, r cebphen n cynpn qr nyhzíavb

[ENG] sbyybj gur genvy, naq ybbx sbe gur nyhzvavhz cyngr

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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