Skip to Content

This cache has been archived.

Lord of the Rocks: This cache has been the target of verbal abuse, physical abuse and I think all who visited it have wanted to abuse it in some form or another. It was purposely placed very near a rubbish dump on purpose to prove that the power of "+1" is greater than common sense (with one or two exceptions). That fact never proved a large enough deterrent to prevent the search (with one or two exceptions).
Of course the cache itself had at least three access points: 1 - through the rubbish dump, 2 - through Tires and 3 - through Bicesse. The latter of the two would have provided a carefree and utopic experience like any other cache. However, it seems that almost everyone decided that going through the rubbish dump was better, ......never mind now.
Thank you all for the visits. I shall NOT be renewing my lease.

More
<

DP7 - Have you lost all your marbles?

A cache by danieloliveira Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/28/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

Join now to view geocache location details. It's free!

Watch

How Geocaching Works

Please note Use of geocaching.com services is subject to the terms and conditions in our disclaimer.

Geocache Description:


The expression “have you lost all you marbles” has several synonyms that aptly describe and exemplify the meaning of the phrase. Some of these, to give you an example are: “are you bonkers?”, “have you gone nuts?”, “are you completely out of your head?” and more commonly, “ARE YOU MAD?”

Can you remember the last time you have asked yourself this question while caching? Was it while you were furrowing through a narrow tunnel? Getting torn to shreds by particularly nasty thorns? Hanging off a rock ledge to reach a little more? Driving an endless number of kilometres to check on a cache that someone has logged a not found? Or perhaps climbing a particularly nasty quarry wall? Or perhaps going into a small cave to claim your prize? Or even perhaps while you were contemplating driving your car through particularly nasty terrain to get closer to a cache? Anyway, I am sure you know the feeling.

Another occasion that this phase is likely to come up is surely when you tell your non-geocaching friends about the sport and they, while they may not say it out loud, think to themselves that you have lost it completely. You can certainly see it in their eyes.

This cache is dedicated to the “mad geocacher”. While it is not located in a particularly beautiful spot, the difficulty is low as is the terrain difficulty, it will certainly make you raise the question “am I mad to come to this place and grovel through dirt and trample through rubbish to find this little box, using high tech methods for me to gain such a low tech prize?” This cache will certainly drive you off the edge or make you “regain some of your marbles”. Please enjoy!

The cache can be considered small in size so bear it in mind when picking out gifts to exchange. Gifts smaller than 3 cm will be ideal.

Recommendations:

  • Age for this cache: 3-100.

Happy hunting !

Ps. There are some ninjas looking after this cache now



Would you like to know more about Geocaching in Portugal?
Join the discussion group and visit Geocaching@PT and GeoPorStats

See a MAP of the location of other caches in Portugal

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Guvf bar vf gbb rnfl!!! Lbh qba'g arrq nal uvagf gb svaq vg...

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

Find...

105 Logged Visits

Found it 93     Didn't find it 3     Write note 6     Archive 1     Owner Maintenance 2     

View Logbook | View the Image Gallery of 52 images

**Warning! Spoilers may be included in the descriptions or links.

Current Time:
Last Updated:
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

Return to the Top of the Page

Reviewer notes

Use this space to describe your geocache location, container, and how it's hidden to your reviewer. If you've made changes, tell the reviewer what changes you made. The more they know, the easier it is for them to publish your geocache. This note will not be visible to the public when your geocache is published.