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(SpanaT) La risalita del Timavo

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Hidden : 04/14/2013
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Cache piazzata nei pressi delle risorgive del Timavo, piccolo fiume che corre tra Croazia, Slovenia e Italia famoso per scorrere per 40 km sotto terra

Cache placed near the springs of the Timava, small river that runs between Croatia, Slovenia and Italy to scroll famous for 40 km below ground

Il fiume Timavo o Recca (Timavus in latino, Reka e anche Timava o Timav in sloveno, Rekka Fluss in tedesco, Timâf in friulano) è un fiume che scorre tra Croazia, Slovenia, ed Italia.
Nasce (con il nome Reka, che significa semplicemente "(il) fiume") come sorgente valchiusana dal Turkove škulje nella Val Malacca (Mlake) nella Contea Litoraneo Montana della Croazia, solo un paio di chilometri prima del confine con la Slovenia. Nel suo percorso attraversa il Carso per quasi novanta chilometri e sfocia infine in mare nei pressi di San Giovanni di Duino (provincia di Trieste).
È famoso per via del suo lungo percorso sotterraneo di circa 40 chilometri che, dalle grotte di San Canziano-Škocjan in Slovenia, passando per l'Abisso di Trebiciano, raggiunge il paese di San Giovanni di Duino. Qui ricompare in superficie per poi sfociare nel Golfo di Trieste dopo un paio di chilometri. Tale percorso viene considerato come uno dei più interessanti fenomeni carsici.
Nei pressi delle risorgive si trova anche la chiesa di San Giovanni in Tuba,  nata sulle ceneri di antichi templi che i primitivi veneravano in segno di timore di questo fiume che sgorvava dalla terra.

La cache è di dimensioni micro ed al suo interno troverete solo il logbook e la matita. Buona caccia!



The Timavo River, known in Slovene as the Timava or Timav, is a 2-km river in the Province of Trieste. It has four sources near San Giovanni (Slovene: Štivan) near Duino (Slovene: Devin) and outflows in the Gulf of Panzano (part of the Gulf of Trieste) three kilometers southeast of Monfalcone (Slovene: Tržic), Italy.
The river has a karst character. It receives much of its water through subterranean flow from the Reka River (Slovenia), but tracer studies have shown that other sinking rivers, Vipava, Soca, and Raša also contribute. From modelling results, the Timavo is believed to receive one third of its flow from the Reka and two-thirds of its flow from infiltration of precipitation into the Karst Plateau, and to a lesser extent from the other sinking river sources.
The Roman authors Livy, Strabo, and Virgil mention the river. Virgil wrote that nine streams emerge from a mountain to form the river. A Roman settlement near the sources was called Fons Timavi.
An Italian passenger liner called the Timavo ran aground during the Second World War on the east coast of South Africa near Cape Vidal. The engine of the wreck is still visible from the beach, now situated within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

The cache is micro dimension and inside you can find a logbook and a pencil. Happy caching!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

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