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Traditional Geocache

Far away, so close

A cache by GreenShades Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/6/2003
In Castelo Branco, Portugal
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

E: This cache is hidden on a place with a wonderfull view: the Gates of Rodão, where the Tagus river is sequeezed between two giant stone columns.

P: Esta cache está escondida num local com uma vista maravilhosa: as Portas do Rodão, onde o rio Tejo é comprimido por duas gigantes colunas rochosas.


E: The Gates of Rodão are one of the finest geo-monuments in Portugal. Two enormous columns of rock surround the river Tagus, just a few kilometres after it enters Portugal.

From the top you'll be close enough to the nearby village Vila Velha de Rodão to hear some typical city noises. However, you will feel that you’re in a completely different world when you contemplate the river and surrounding hills. If you look down, you will see lots of birds flying, with luck even some rare black storks or an eagle.

Please be careful, as the place is very high. The cache is about 3 m from the edge of the cliff.

P: As Portas do Rodão constituem um dos mais marcantes geo-monumentos Portugueses. Duas enormes colunas rochosas rodeiam o rio Tejo, apenas alguns quilómetros depois de este entrar em Portugal.

Do topo estará suficientemente perto de Vila Velha de Rodão para ouvir alguns dos sons típicos da povoação. No entanto, sentir-se-á num mundo à parte quando contemplar o rio e os montes que o rodeiam. Se olhar para baixo poderá observar bastantes aves e, com sorte, algumas cegonhas pretas ou mesmo uma águia.

Por favor tenha cuidado: a cache encontra-se a cerca de 3 metros do penhasco.

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