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The Spirit of Saint Louis

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Hidden : 02/28/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

[PT] Caminhos de pastores da serra de S. Luis, em percurso pedestre

[EN] Saint Louis mountain range sheperd's path, along a pedestrian track


[PT] Conta a historia que numa tarde de inverno, um jovem pastor calcorreava a serra com o seu rebanho. De subito, as nuvens toldaram o horizonte e a noite chegou depressa. O jovem pastor e o seu cao fizeram tudo para recolher depressa o rebanho, mas faltava uma ovelha. Chamou-a vezes sem conta, pois nao podia regressar sem ela. A chuva e o vento forte apertavam. O forte trovao e o relampago iluminavam a encosta da Serra. Desesperado, ofereceu a sua prece mais fervorosa a S. Luis. O santo, comovido, talvez tenha ido ao esconderijo onde se encontrava a ovelha e desassossegou-a. O pastor ouviu o seu balido e assim encontrou-a.

É na capela em honra do santo, que começa o percurso pedestre que vos convido a conhecer. O percurso tem aproximadamente 8 kms, circular, de dificuldade media, ao longo do qual poderao apreciar as belissimas paisagens em redor da Serra de S. Luis. Faça-o no sentido dos ponteiros do relogio e ja na etapa final do percurso, encontra-se a cache, como premio para quem ousar caminhar os 8 kms.

Tente, com calma, vai ver que vale a pena. Pode deixar o carro ao pe da capela em N38 31.764 W8 55.980

Se quiser, posso enviar-lhe o trajecto, em varios formatos.

Se nao puder fazer o percurso todo, deixe o carro no sitio sugerido e va directamente ate à cache, a cerca de 1200 metros.

Seja como for, respeite o local onde se encontra. Nao apanhe plantas, previna qq risco de incendio, nao saia dos trilhos assinalados e opte pelo silencio para nao perburbar a fauna e os outros caminheiros.

A cache: tupperware redondo envolto em saco verde, contendo um log book, 2 canetas e uma fada. Por favor, mantenha-a bem camuflada.

[EN] Legend tells that in one winter's evening, a young shepherd walked the mountain range with its flock. Suddenly, the clouds obscured the sky and night came fast. The young shepherd and its dog made every effort to collect the flock fast, but he lacked a sheep. He called countless times without success. He couldn't return without her. Rain and the strong wind raged. The thunderstorm brightened the side of the Mountain range. In despair, he offered his most anxious prayers to S. Louis. The saint, touched by this gesture, went to the sheep's hiding place where he disquieted her. The shepherd heard her bleat and thus he found her.

It is in the chapel in honour of the saint, that starts the pedestrian track that I invite you to do. The track is approximately 8 kms long, circular, medium difficulty, and you'll be able to appreciate beautiful landscapes around the mountain range of S. Louis. Do it clockwise and at the final stage of the path, there's a cache waiting to be found, as a reward to whom dares walk the 8 kms.

Try it, calmly, you'll find it worthy. Park your car near the chapel at N38 31.764 W8 55.980

If you want, I can send you the track in several formats.

If you can't do the 8 kms walk, than just park the car as suggested and do directly to the cache, about 1200 meters away.

Either way, respect the places you'll visit. Don't pick plants, prevent the risk of fire, don't stray outside the designated track and opt for silence as to not disturb both fauna and other people.

The cache: it's a round tupperware in a green plastic bag, containing a log book, 2 pens and a Fairy. Please, keep it well disguised.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT] an onfr qr hz neohfgb, qronvkb qr sbyunf
[EN] va n ohfu, pbirerq jvgu yrnirf

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)



 

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