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The gift which turned out into a cache [Tomar] Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 05/02/2003
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


I found this nice spot when I was returning from a hunt to another cache in the area. I wasn't able to put a small-cache I prepared as a gift so I bring it with me and when I saw this nice Aqueduct and didn't hesitate! After placing the cache, I went to a tourism office in order to collect some information about the Aqueduct.

Here it is:

Pegões Aqueduct:  

Built between 1593 and 1613, by order of King Filipe I of Portugal (Filipe II of Spain), during the "Filipinos" era, this monumental Aqueduct has 180 arches and more than 6km and was destinated to supply water to Christ Church in Tomar. In some parts, the aqueduct has two rows of arches.  

The hunt

To this  hunt, I prepared two approaches; One for radical geocachers who wish to walk over the Aqueduct - as I did - and another to Geocachers who prefer a smoth hunt and/or have kids with them.
For the first ones: Park in N 39º36.473 W 8º26.680 and walk over the Aqueduct in direction to the cache. Feel the sensation, the air, look and ear the small river in the valey and admire the view.
For the others: Park in N 39º36.478 W 8º26.274 and go to the cache.

Cache Content:

Logbook, pencil, sharpener and an old 2,5 PTE coin.

Don't forget: "Cache in, trash out" and Leave No Trace

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va n ubyr va gur ndhrqhpg fgehpgher, 1,5 zrgre uvtu, pbirerq ol 3 (guerr) fgbarf.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)