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CA #1 – Vista do Cais (Quayside View) [Alcobaça]

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Hidden : 06/18/2005
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Geocache Description:

CA #1 Quayside CA #2 Castle CA #3 Torch CA #4 Beach CA #5 Sant'Ana

The cache (12x4 cm) is hidden in the quayside area in a somewhat unconventional fashion.

Please be very discrete since (particularly during summer time) there are plenty of people wandering around; also, do not publish here any photos (namely of the cache and the place where it is hidden) or details which might spoil the fun for others (otherwise you are more than welcome to share your pictures).

:: S. Martinho

The current bay of S. Martinho do Porto is the last vestige of an ancient Golf which, until the 16th century, extended itself inwards to Alfeizerão. It opens to the ocean through a small mouth, around 180 meters large, between the hills of Santana, to the South, and the Lighthouse, to the North (check the photos below).From the top of the belvederes of Facho and Cruzeiro, near the Chapel of Saint Anthony, it is a pleasure to take a look at the bay coloured by the typical yellow fishing boats and by the silvered track of small recreational ones.

The town, founded by the monks of the Monastery of Alcobaça at the 13th century, goes down in the shape of an amphitheatre from the hillside to the Dock, in the northern corner of the Beach. Over recent years it was progressively extended through the Marginal Avenue to the dunes of Salir. Its ancient houses can be discovered by climbing the D. Pedro V lane to the scenic spot of José Bento da Silva Square, or to the Main Church, from the 18th century.

S. Martinho do Porto has many possible walking routes, esplanades, pubs and restaurants for you to discover. The sea is astonishingly quiet and the beach a paradise for children and nautical sports.

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This cache is part of five integrating the “Concha Azul” (Blue Shell) series, placed around the bay of S. Martinho do Porto.
Useful Link to prepare your visit: Leiria-Fátima Region Board of Tourism >>

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