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Ponta do Castelete

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Hidden : 07/29/2015
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Ponta do Castelete


[PT] A Ponta do Castelete, assim chamada pela existência desta elevação de 51 metros de altitude acima do nivel do mar, é de grande importância pela presença da floresta macaronésica, fazendo parte da área de Paisagem Protegida de Interesse Regional da ilha do Pico. Esta zona húmida é singularmente ocupada por matos mistos costeiros onde, com alguma surpresa, considerando a altitude, é possivel encontrar muitos exemplares de cedro-do-mato (Juniperus brevifolia), por entre espécies mais características, como a urze (Erica azorica), a faia-da-terra (Morella faya), a camarinda (Corema album ssp. azoricum) e o pau-branco (Picconia azorica).

O percurso até à cache, pontuado por falésias abruptas, lajes basálticas e enclaves com depósitos de areia e pedra, tem como caracteristica a rudeza e irregularidade do pavimento, com inumeros obstáculos sendo constituido por dura rocha basáltica designada por biscoito (lavas pahoehoe).

[EN] The "Ponta do Castelete", so called because of the existence of this elevation of 51 meters above sea level is of upmost importance because of the presence of the native macaronesic florest, being parte of the Protected Ladscape Area of Pico island. This humid part is singularly occupied by mixed bushlands were, somewhat surprisingly, considering the altitude, you can find many specimens of Azorean juniper (Juniperus brevifolia), among the more usual species, like Azorean heath (Erica azorica), bayberry (Morella faya), Azorean crowberry (Corema album ssp. azoricum) and Azorean picconia (Picconica azorica).

The path to the cache, occasionally marked by abrupt cliffs, basaltic slabs and enclaves of sand and stone deposits, is characterized by the roughness and irregularity of the pavement, it's filled with obstacles because it's made of volcanic rocks, commonly known as "biscoito" (pahoehoe lava).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Por] Ahz avpub ab fbyb pboregn cbe crqenf.

[Eng] Va n perivpr ba gur tebhaq pbirerq jvgu fgbarf.

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