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Opalsøen

A cache by crumlin adopted by TeamHobbit Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/31/2006
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Cachen er en plastikbeholder der ligger nær et sted med fin udsigt over Opalsøen.

The cache is a small plastic container near at place with a good view over Opalsøen (The Opal Lake).


Opalsøen er opstået i et stenbrud som stoppede produktionen i 1970. Den er 30 m dyb og langs kanten går en vej i en spiral ned i dybet. Da Hammerværket var i drift blev der sprængt tre gange hver dag og om lørdagen kom "det store knald" - nogle gange så stort at der faldt sten ned helt ude på landevejen 500 m væk.

Opalsøen har fået sit navn af et lokalt ægtepar der syntes at søen set oppefra lignede fruens fingerring med opalsten. De brugte i lang tid navnet indbyrdes, og en vinter da søen var frosset til og isen var spejlblank, kontaktede de lokalavisen og meddelte at "Der nu kunne skøjtes på Opalsøen". Navnet bredte sig og er nu officielt.

Vi har længe overvejet at lægge en cache her, men mente egentlig ikke at det var nødvendigt idét stedet efterhånden er blevet en turistattraktion i sig selv. Efter vi traf ægteparret der navngav søen, og efter at Bojoin har lavet en række fine cacher ved andre søer med ædelstensnavne på Bornholm, kunne vi alligevel ikke modstå fristelsen for at lægge en geocache her ved "vores" sø.

Følg stierne i området, forsøg IKKE at tage den direkte vej.

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Opalsøen is formed in a quarry that ended production in 1970. It is 30 m deep and there is a road along the edge spiralling down to the bottom. When the quarry was in production, they would blast tree times every day and on saturdays, one "big blast" that would sometimes throw stones all the way to the main road 500 m away.

Opalsøen got its name by a local couple that thought that the lake looked like the opal in the fingerring of the wife. They used the name internally, but one winter when the lake was frozen and the ice smooth like a mirror, they informed the local newspaper that "iceskating was now possible on Opalsøen". The name spread and is now official.

We have for long time contemplated a geocache here, but didn't think it necessary since the place has already become a turist attraction by itself. After we have met the couple that named the lake, and after Bojoins fine series of geocaches at lakes with gemstone names on Bornholm, we could no longer resist the temptation of placing a geocache here by "our" lake.

Follow the footpaths in the area, do NOT attempt the direct route.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre ra synq tenavgfgra v ra ohaxr sbe sbqra ns onxxra irq rg geæ, qh oruøire vxxr sylggr abtyr fgra / Haqre syng fgbar bs tenavgr va n cvyr ng gur sbbg bs gur fybcr ol n gerr, lbh qb abg unir gb zbir nal fgbarf

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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