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"Porta Aberta à Natureza" / "Open Door to Nature" Traditional Cache

Hidden : 08/20/2023
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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Geocache Description:


PORTA ABERTA À NATUREZA

Esta cache pretende dar a conhecer uma verdadeira "Porta Aberta à Natureza", com uma vista panorâmica deslumbrante sobre o rio Minho, as ilhas da Boega e dos Amores. Situa-se no monte do Crasto, junto à capela de Nossa Senhora de Encarnação, e dando acesso a um parque de merendas excelente.

A capela data de 1758, tendo sido destruida em 1944 por um incêndio. A reconstrução foi decorrendo de forma gradual, conforme as doações dos fiéis, sendo inaugurada em 1967. Diz a tradição que no local onde hoje se ergue um cruzeiro em granito, a sul da capela, apareceu Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, representada sob a forma de uma pequena imagem, sentada dentro de um oratório de folha e vidro com umas asas. Acrescenta ainda que numa gruta de penedia, perto da capela, vivia um ermitão que era guardião da Senhora.

Acerca da cache: o container foi (orgulhosamente) decorado pelo elemento mais novo desta equipa. Por favor manuseie com cuidado, seja discreto e volte a colocá-la como encontrou. Esta cache inclui um "saco" proprio, a envolver o recipiente do logbook, que permite colocar trackables. Divirta-se, e (já agora) aproveite para merendar no espaço!

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OPEN DOOR TO NATURE

This cache aims to make known a true "Open Door to Nature", with a breathtaking panoramic view over the river Minho, the islands of Boega and Amores. It is located on the hill of Crasto, next to the chapel of Our Lady of Incarnation, and giving access to an excellent picnic park.

The chapel dates from 1758, having been destroyed in 1944 by a fire. The reconstruction was carried out gradually, according to the donations of the faithful, being inaugurated in 1967. Tradition has it that in the place where today stands a granite cross, south of the chapel, appeared Our Lady of the Incarnation, represented in the form of a small image, seated inside an oratory of leaf and glass with wings. He also adds that in a cave of penedia, near the chapel, lived a hermit who was guardian of the Lady.

About the cache: the container was (proudly) decorated by the youngest member of this team. Please handle it carefully, be discreet and put it back on as you found it. This cache includes a "bag" of its own, wrapping around the logbook container, which allows you to place trackables. Have fun, and (by the way) enjoy having a snack in space!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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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)