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Poio dos Porcos

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Hidden : 07/05/2013
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Poio dos Porcos. Era um local de descanso para as pessoas que traziam as culturas dos terrenos desde o leito da Ribeira do Porto Novo.

Poio dos Porcos (The Pigs Field). This was a place where people who carried their crops from their fields all the way down from the bed of the Porto Novo brook would take a brake to rest.




Poio dos Porcos

O Poio dos Porcos é um de muitos locais históricos da Freguesia de Gaula. Este era o último de vários locais de descanso para as pessoas que subiam a “Rocha da Barela” e traziam às costas os produtos dos terrenos cultivados desde o leito da Ribeira do Porto Novo. Daí a expressão de felicidade quando as pessoas chegavam a este local: - Já chegámos ao Poio dos Porcos! A partir daqui é como se já estivéssemos em casa!



Hoje em dia em Gaula, e em especial no sítio das Levadas, a expressão – Poio dos Porcos – ainda é utilizada para descrever que a pior parte de uma tarefa já está concluída.



Esta cache é uma forma de dar a conhecer um local e de homenagear as pessoas (inclusivamente da minha família) que arriscaram a vida todos os dias (e algumas morreram) para cultivar alimentos em terrenos tão inacessíveis só para poder sobreviver.

Sobre a cache: Situa-se num local acessível, não sendo necessário correr riscos desnecessários.

The Pigs Field

Poio dos Porcos (The Pigs Field) is one of many historic sites in the Parish of Gaula. This was the last of several resting places for the people who came up from the " Barela’s Rock" and carried on their backs the crops from the cultivated farmlands all the way down from the bed of the Ribeira do Porto Novo. Hence the expression of happiness when people arrived to this site: - We’ve reached the Poio dos Porcos! From here onwards it’s as if we were home!



Nowadays in Gaula, and in particular in Levadas, the expression – Pigs Field – is still used to describe that the worst part of a task has been completed.



This cache is a way to get to know a place and honor the people (including members of my family) who risked their lives every day (and some died) to grow food on inaccessible land just to survive.

About the cache: It’s located in an accessible place, there is no need to take unnecessary risks.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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[EN] Haqre Ebpxf.

Decryption Key

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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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