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For my mother Traditional Geocache

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MartijnCZ: Sad and happy...

Sadness when we heard our cache was destroyed in a forest fire, sadly along with a beautiful peace of nature.
Happiness because this happened on a holiday on Sao Miguel together with my mother.

All the reasons why we placed this cache are now in the past, our lives are healthy and happy again which we were celebrating when we heard the news. This seems to be the perfect moment to archive this cache. Thank you Madeira for your hospitality, hopefully we'll meet again in the near future.

MartijnCZ, TicheTlapky and GeOma.

2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

For me and TicheTlapky this was our first visit to Madeira. Unfortunately, our party wasn't complete. Just days before we left we found out that my mother, who invited us here to celebrate her 60th birthday here on the island, could not join us on her own holidays. This is why her son, daughter in law and her grandchildren have placed this cache, close to the area where we stayed.

We hope that in about one and a half years from now we can take her to Madeira and visit this cache in good health. For now we hope and pray that she will recover soon from the things to come, which are needed to overcome this disease. We ask for a positive thought for her, because we believe that this will help.

The cache is placed along the Levada Nova, which has several access points in Calheta of which two are relatively close to its location. You can either do the full walk from Prazeres or go for a short one of about 2 km. We won't be in Madeira to do any cache maintenance, so if you see the logbook is (almost) full or that other maintenance should be done please do so and/or post a note. We found a fellow geocacher willing to do the cache maintenance for us, and will notify him when notes are posted. Without him, and others who offered help, this cache could not have existed. Thank you!  

If you can, please send us a picture so we can show as much about Madeira as possible throughout the different seasons. For inspiration for our next visit, please share your nicest walk, restaurant, place or story.

Anyone who can provide a translation in German or any other desired language please do so. They will be made available on this webpage by means of a link. A translation in dutch is already added by me.

Have a wonderfull day, and thank you for visiting our cache.

MartijnCZ and TicheTlapky

Nederlandse vertaling door MartijnCZ

Versão em português por luisftas

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va gur ebbgf bs n gerr ba gur bgure fvqr, nobhg 2 zrgerf sebz gur tebhaq.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)