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Windmill Route [Palmela] Traditional Geocache

A cache by MCA Message this owner
Hidden : 01/03/2004
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

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Geocache Description:

The cache is located near a "geodesic marker". The place has gorgeous views over the surrounding mountains and sierras, and makes a perfect walk/ride on a sunny day all the way through the windmills of Palmela. The Windmill Route is optional: you can go and find the cache and not continue with the suggested route. Or if you feel like spending some quality time walking, riding your bike or your 4x4 vehicle, you can go ahead and do the Windmill Route.

WINDMILL ROUTE (See important information at the end):

Step 1.
After finding the cache, proceed to waypoint N 38º 32.964, W 8º 57.679, where you will see an intersection of two mountains (one at its highest point and another at its lowest) - take a left (down) and then a right (up) after the house.

Step 2.
Go straight until you find a picnic table on your right, at waypoint N 38º 33.196, W 8º 57.030.

Step 3.
Go down and then up, always on the same path, until the water mine (on your left after a house) at waypoint N 38º 33.299, W 8º 56.594.

Step 4.
Find the first windmill after reaching waypoint N 38º 33.271, W 8º 56.445 just a few meters ahead.

Step 5.
Go to waypoint N 38º 33.570, W 8º 55.688 where you will find some ruins where the ancient made sacrifices (carefull the ground is slippery).

Step 6.
Continue to waypoint N 38º 33.698, W 8º 55.377 for another "geodesic marker".

Step 7.
Finish at waypoint N 38º 34.220, W 8º 54.323 (bus station), passing by the last windmill where sometimes they are making hot bread (try some you will not regret it!).

If you decide to make this route from the cache place to the windmills and Palmela, please note the following:
- it is about 10kms or so;
- it is possible to do it using a 4x4 vehicle, by bike or walking (it is probably not very good for a normal car);
- it's perfectly safe and you will find other people and several houses on the way.

Initial cache contents are:
- logbook and pen
- puzzle game
- 2 whistles for parties
- 2 key chains
- Figueira da Foz pin

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ubj qb V trg gurer?? Bx lbh'er univat qvssvphygl svaqvat gur pbeerpg jnl gb gur pnpur. Urer'f fbzr uryc: 1. Qevir gb Cnyzryn naq svaq gur jnlcbvag A 38º 34.220 J 8º 54.323, juvpu vf n ohf fgngvba ng gur rkvg gung tbrf gb Nmrvgãb; 2. Qevir nyy gur jnl va gur qverpgvba bs Nmrvgãb/Frgúony, cnffvat gur sbyybjvat ybpngvbaf: Dhvagn qb Nawb, Pnonanf, Iraqnf qr Nmrvgãb; 3. Lbh znl abgvpr gung lbh ner cnffvat ba gur evtug bs gur Jvaqzvyy Ebhgr juvpu lbh pna frr ba lbhe yrsg fvqr ng gur gbc bs gur zbhagnva, ohg xrrc tbvat; 4. Ng gur raq bs guvf ebnq lbh trg gb n ovshepngvba (evtug gb Yvfoba/Nmrvgãb/Frfvzoen naq yrsg gb Frgúony): gnxr n yrsg naq qevir gb A 38º 31.709 J 8º 59.110; 5. Ng guvf cbvag lbh zhfg yrnir gur ebnq ol gur fnaq cngu gung vf orgjrra gur ubhfr naq gur lryybj jnyy. 6. Lbh'er ba lbhe bja abj! Gur pnpur: Vg fubhyq or rnfl gb svaq, cyrnfr gel gb uvqr vg jryy jura lbh yrnir!

Decryption Key


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