Traditional Geocache

16 (silly name, isn't it?) [Loulé]

A cache by Afonso Loureiro Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 5/5/2003
In Faro, Portugal
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A cache está dentro de um moinho de vento abandonado. E nem sequer é trabalhoso dar com o moinho.
Infelizmente não há espaço para lá meter nada que escreva, por isso vá precavido e leve uma caneta...

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The cache is located inside an abandoned windmill, near Loulé. It's quite easy to get there.
Unfortunatelly there isn't room for a pen, so be prepared and take one.


Porquê 16?, Bom, este moinho serve de ponto de referência no controlo de falhas geológicas em todo o Algarve, com GPS. Geralmente os pontos de referência estão montados nos marcos geodésicos. Nessa altura têm o nome do marco. Nalguns casos, há mais que uma falha entre dois marcos e é necessário um ponto noutro local, que recebem números como nome. É o caso deste. Para estudar a falha que passa a Sul de Loulé materializou-se um ponto neste moinho. Recebeu o nome poético de 16. É uma espécie de homenagem ao trabalho desenvolvido na minha faculdade.
Se subir ao topo do moinho verá um anel de inox chumbado no lado Sul. Serve para fixar a antena GPS exactamente no mesmo sítio, de campanha para campanha. Afinal de contas procuram-se deslocamentos de alguns milímetros.

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Why 16? Well, because this windmill has been used as a reference point for GPS observations to monitor displacements along seismic faults. Usually these points are located on geodetical marks, but this one was located here because it was closer to the fault that lies just south of Loulé. Since these points have names when they are located on geodetical marks and numbers when they're not I chose to keep its name (number) as a reminder of the work my university is doing.
If you climb onto the windmill's wall you'll find a piece of stainless steel on the south side. That ring is used to place the GPS antenna exactly on the same spot every campaign. We're looking for displacements of a few milimeters.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Cebpher ahz ohenpb nonvkb qnf zóf.

Ybbx va n ubyr orybj gur zvyyvat fgbarf.

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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