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btreviewer: Esta cache foi arquivada por falta de uma resposta atempada e/ou adequada perante as situações relatadas. Relembro a secção das guidelines sobre a manutenção :

You are responsible for occasional visits to your cache to maintain proper working order, especially when someone reports a problem with the cache (missing, damaged, wet, etc.). You may temporarily disable your cache to let others know not to search for it until you have a chance to fix the problem. This feature is to allow you a reasonable amount of time – normally a few weeks – in which to check on your cache. If a cache is not being maintained, or has been temporarily disabled for an unreasonable length of time, we may archive the listing.

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Água e Sal

A cache by Olharapo (Adopted by KaybuzTEAM) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 2/6/2005
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Geocache Description:

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P: Tratam-se das únicas salinas do interior do território português, que beneficiam da conjugação de um veio subterrâneo de sal gema com um veio de água. São exploradas desde a longínqua ocupação romana.

A água chega saturada de sal do subsolo e é depositada nos esgoteiros ou talhos (existem 470, no total de 27.000 m2). Noutros tempos era retirada através da cegonha ou picota, um engenho mecânico movido por força humana e/ou animal. Hoje em dia foi substituída por uma bomba a motor, tendo no entanto sido mantido o engenho anterior. A profundidade do poço é de 8 a 9 metros.

A safra decorre nos meses mais quentes, pelo que durante o resto do ano as salinas estão secas e desertas. Cada litro de água contém cerca de 220 gr de sal que tem uma pureza de 96%. A produção anual ronda as 1500 toneladas.

Neste local pode observar as casas de tabuado, com a estrutura vertical de troncos de oliveira retorcidos, que servem de armazém para o sal. Os registos contabilisticos e até as fechaduras são de madeira de modo a resistir à corrosão pelo sal.


E: This is the only salt marsh out of the portuguese coast. In the same place there are a salt seam and a water spring. This resource is explored since the roman times.


Using a mechanic mill pulled by human or animal force, the water was pulled out of the ground. Today is by an electric pump, but the mechanic mill is still there. There are 470 squares in the total of 27.000 sqm.

The salt exploration is done just in sunny time. In the other months there aren’t activity. Each litre of water contain 220 gr of salt with a purity of 96%

The buildings of support this place (stores, shops, …) are made of woods, to avoid the salt corrosion. Even the accountancy and locks …



Additional Hints (Decrypt)

C: Fnygr cnen qrageb. Fr gvire zrabf qr 1,75 zg qr nyghen, b erterffb freá genonyubfb.
R: Whzc va. Vs lbh unir yrff gura 1,75 zg uvtu, gur erghea onpx jvyy or qvssvphyg.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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