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Graudiņu Velnala

A cache by hafis Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 04/21/2013
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


LV: Slēpnis ir 0.5l plastmasas konteineris ar viesu grāmatu, zīmuli un asināmo.

ENG: Cache is a small 0.5l container containing a logbook, pencil and sharpener.

Graudiņu Velnala atrodas Alojas novada Staiceles pagastā, Īģes upes kreisajā krastā ap kilometru no Īģes ietekas Salacā, starp Graudiņu mājām, kas alai tuvākas, un pamestajām Īģes dzirnavām un Rūjupes mājām. Velnala ir labi pieejama no lielceļa puses (ap 100 m gar tīruma malu un tad ap 50 m cauri krastmalas mežam).

Pusceļā no Mazsalacas uz Staiceli lielceļš iet pāri Īģes upei. Kādu kilometru tālāk Īģes upe ietek Salacā, tecēdama galvenokārt sarkanos smilšakmens krastos, kuros ūdens izskalojis vairākas alas. Lielāko no viņām sauc par Graudiņu Velnalu, jo tā atrodas taisni pie Graudiņu mājām. Par šo Velnalu tautā saglabājusies šāda teika. Velns izmeklējies sev par mitekli lielāko alu Īģes krastos pie Graudiņu mājām. Velns gribējis ļoti daudz dzert un, lai ūdens nepietrūktu, aizdambējis Īģes upi lejpus alai. Naktī ūdens cēlies un pārplūdinājis alu. Velns izbijies, aizbēdzis un atpakaļ vairs nav atgriezies. Ūdens aizdambējumu ir aizskalojis; tikai plūdos tas aizsniedz alas pamatus. Īģes krastos upes lejasgalā ir daudz krāšņu vietu.

On the left bank of the Īģe River, about a kilometer from the Īģe mouth into the Salaca river, between the Graudiņi summer house, which is closer to the Cave, and the abandoned Īģe Mill. The Devil's Cave is well accessible from the highway side (about 100 m along the field edge and then about 50 m through the riverline forest).

Halfway from Mazsalaca to Staicele, the highway crosses the Īģe River. About a kilometer further, the Īģe River joins into the Salaca River, flowing mainly along the red sandstone river banks, in which the water has eroded several caves. The largest of the caves is called Graudiņu Velnala (the Graudiņu Devil's Cave), because it is located right at the Graudiņi homestead. The people have preserved the following tale about this Devil's Cave: the Devil had chosen the biggest cave on the Īģe River banks at the Graudiņi homestead as his dwelling place. They say the Devil was very thirsty and, to insure sufficient water supply, he obstructed the Īģe river downwards the Cave. At night, the water had raised and deluged the Cave. The Devil was scared, took his heels and never came back. The water washed away the obstruction; only during the flood it reaches the bottom of the cave. On the banks of the Īģe river, at its lower part, there are many picturesque sites.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[LV] Fnxarf
[ENG] Ebbgf

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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