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Sarah de Jager

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Hidden : 12/20/2015
Difficulty:
3 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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THIS CACHE IS NOT AT THE LISTED COORDINATES “By Myl 61 ja daar draai jy af, en dan vat jy die pad na die see. Hier lê die visplek van Sarah de Jaer, aan die Weskus van Namibië. Sarah de Jaer was so sterk soos 'n bees, met haar viskêps en kakiebroek. Om haar te sien visvang is vistermansfees, want die visse baklei vir haar hoek."

It's the most famous song about a lady who wrote history in the fisherman's town of Henties Bay at the coastline of Namibia, being so successful in fishing that a song about her legendary luck was written by Jan de Wet and sung by South African singer Carike Keuzenkamp. In 1955, when Sarah de Jager was 27 years old, she came to the small fisherman's village and wouldn't accept to sit at home while only men could go out fishing. Surely she was one of the first independent and strong minded ladies who would go their own way even when having a husband and five children. She's said to been driving up and down the coast looking for the best fishing places and always ended up near Mile 61 north of Henties Bay. There she caught the biggest kabeljou, spending all night fishing at the beach, being "strong like a beast, in her fishing cap and khakie clothes", while most men had long returned home. Her favourite fishing place was even named after her, "Sarah se Gat", being amongst the preferred places for fisherman, like Mile 68, Die Walle, Trappies, Predikantsgat, Bakleigat, and Winston Wreck.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Snibhevgr svfuvat ubyr: ?-?-?
Vtaber gur "qnfurf -" ng lbhe crevy!
Qb ABG ragre pbbeqf va fbyhgvba!

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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