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Jūras

A cache by -=BDS=- Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/06/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Vecumnieki is a small and beautiful Latvian countryside village. Its coat of arms is decorated with two lily flowers, which is a sign that locals are seriously in to gardening these flowers. Their success in this area might spark an interest in visitors. But the first thing that grabs attention when entering Vecumnieki from Riga side are buildings with an unusual architecture style on the right side of the road and various mythological figures carved in wood. You cannot miss this place.

Owner of this house is Juris Audzijonis. The house is called “Jūras” (which means “Seas” in Latvian). According to the owner, this is because the neighbor house is called “Zvejnieki” (“Fishermen” in Latvian), and so where there are fishermen, there must be a sea.

Mr. Audzijonis is in his pension. He had loved wood since childhood, but he had never thought, that he would ever make something from wood. Thanks to some mystical event, he had started to practice woodcarving.

This woodcarvers yard astonishes every visitor with self-built cappella, figure of Christ, windmill and a lot of other creative works of his craft.

History of the mystical event.
More than 10 years ago the owner was helping his neighbor in house building works, but overstrained himself. It felt to him as if his heart stopped for a moment, though he did not experience any death fear. He was engulfed in golden light which came from golden rays irradiating from somewhere. At that moment he experienced a bliss he had never felt before in his life. Soon he recovered from his heart disturbances without seeing a doctor, because he felt ok. Since then no illness has ever crossed his path. After that his view on the world and life had changed. Owner of the house thinks that his life was saved by an interference of some higher powers, and it happened because he was destined to create something beautiful for the enjoyment of people and society.

To learn and see more of the owners work, you’ll have meet the owner and ask for entrance. Owner is informed about the cache and gladly accepts visitors and guests and has a lot to tell about his works.

Cache is located outside the house yard. Do not enter without owner’s attendance and permission.

Cache is located near houses. Be quiet during nighttime. Owners of loud vehicles should leave them at the main road and walk till the house. It’s not far.

Cache shouldn’t pose a problem to find. Coordinates are quite accurate and hint is given.

!! Please, respect owner’s works and property! Do not break anything. Do not vandalize. Do not litter. Otherwise the cache will be closed!

A map has been added in the gallery showing the recommended parking spot.

 

 

 

Vecumnieki ir mazs skaists Latvijas lauku ciematiņš. Tā ģerboni rotā divi lilijas ziedi, kas liecina, ka vietējie iedzīvotāji nopietni pievērsušies šo puķu audzēšanai un viņu panākumi dārzkopībā varētu interesēt iebraucējus. Tomēr pirmkārt katra no Rīgas puses Vecumniekos iebraukušā ekskursanta uzmanību pievērsīs ceļa labajā pusē redzamās neierastā arhitektūras stilā būvētas mājiņas un kokā cirsti mitoloģiski tēli. Šai vietai garām nevar pabraukt.

Māju saimnieks ir Juris Audzijonis. Mājai dots nosaukums ''Jūras''. Ka pastāstīja māju saimniece, tas esot tapēc, ka blakus māja saucoties ''Zvejnieki''. Un ja ir zvejnieki, tad jābūt jūrai.

Audzijoņa kungs ir pensionārs. Koks un izstrādājumi patikuši no bērnības, bet nekad nav domājis, ka arī pats kaut ko no tā veidos. Tomēr vēlāk, pateicoties mistiskam notikumam, pievērsies koktēlniecībai.

Koktēlnieka J. Audzijoņa sēta pārsteidz katru garāmbraucēju ar paša saimnieka būvēto kapelu, Kristus tēlu, vējdzirnavām, un citiem radošā amatnieka un koktēlnieka darinājumiem.

Mistiskais notikums.
Vairāk kā desmit gadiem māju saimnieks palīdzējis kaimiņam būvēt māju un smagajā darbā pārpūlējies. Viņam šķitis, ka uz kādu minūti apstājas sirds. Tomēr viņš nav izjutis nekādas nāves bailes. Viņu apņēmusi tāda kā zeltaina gaisma, kura plūdusi no kaut kurienes nākošiem zelta stariem. Tajā brīdī viņš izjutis tādu svētlaimi, kādu nekad savā dzīvē vairāk nav jutis. Vīrs drīz vien atguvies no sirdsdarbības traucējumiem, nav vērsies pie ārsta, jo juties labi. Un kopš tā laika viņu nekādas slimības vairs nav piemeklējušas. Bet viņa dzīves uzskati gan ir mainījušies. Māju saimnieks domā, ka viņa dzīvību glābusi kāda augstāka spēka iejaukšanās, un tas noticis tāpēc, ka viņam liktenis lēmis radīt kaut ko skaistu priekš sabiedrības prieka.

Lai vairāk iepazītos ar saimnieka darbiem un apskatītu tos, nāksies satikt pašu saimnieku un palūgt ieiet apskatīties. Mājas īpašnieks ir informēts par slēpni un labprāt uzņem ciemiņus, un izstāsta visu par saviem darbiem.

Slēpnis atrodas ārpus mājas teritorijas. Bez saimnieka uzaicinājuma un klātbūtnes iekšā teritorijā iet un meklēt kaut ko nevajadzētu.

Slēpnis atrodas tuvu mājām - nakts laikā esiet klusi! Skaļo braucamrīku īpašnieki, atstājiet savu transportu uz lielā ceļa un ejiet ar kājām - nav tālu.

Pašu slēpni atrast nevajadzētu būt problēmai, koordinātes ir diezgan precīzas, kā arī padoms ir pačukstēts :)

Lūdzu izturēties pret saimnieka darbiem un īpašumu ar cieņu, neko nelauziet, nedemolējiet, nepiesārņojiet apkārtni  pretējā gadījumā slēpnis tiks slēgts.

Galerijā ir pievienota karte ar ieteicamo pieturvietu Jūsu transportam.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Nvm. Cnfxngvrf vrxšn / Oruvaq. Ybbx vafvqr

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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