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Briežu brasls

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Hidden : 3/18/2012
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Briežu brasls & Briežu mājas
Briezhu ford (Deers ford)& house Briezhi(Deers)


[LAT] Slēpnis tapis pateicoties manam draugam -
makšķerniekam & putnu fotogrāfam Jānim , kurš pastāstīja un parādīja šo vietu ...
[ENG] Thanks to my friend - angler & bird photographer Janis, who showed the place and told about it ...

[LAT] Slēpnis ir ~0.9l Lock&Lock veida kastīte. Tā atrodas kādas Briežu māju ēkas drupās.
NEKAS NAV JĀĀRDA!
[ENG] The cache itself is ~ 0.9l Lock&Lock type box. It's hidden in the ruins of Briezhi house.
NO NEED TO DEMOLISH ANYTHING!

[LAT]
Briežu brasls ir garākais brasls Ventas upē.
1615. gadā marta pali aiznesa pirmo Ventas tiltu (tā saukto Ķēžu tiltu), kuru pretī Kuldīgas pilij bija cēlis ordenis. Pēc tam 259 gadus pār Ventu nebija neviena tilta. Kā pārcelšanās vietu izmantoja Briežu braslu.
Pretim Briežu braslam upes labajā krastā atradušās mājas - Brieži. Cik var redzēt no ēku paliekām, saimniecība ir bijusi diezgan iespaidīga, bet saimnieki pirms kara aizvesti uz Sibīriju un nav vairs atgriezušies.
Padomju laikā, kad mājas jau bija nopostītas, apkārtējās pļavās tika pļauts siens un vests pāri Ventai pa braslu, kad ūdens līmenis to atļāva. Dolomīts šeit ir izveidojis ideālu ceļu. Nobrauktuve uz upi ir labi pamanāma un atrodas apmēram 300m attālumā no mājām dienvidu virzienā.
Tur pat ir vēl viens interesants apskates objekts, kas izskatās pēc ūdens dzirnavu drupām. Šeit ir ar akmeņu krāvumu mākslīgi atdalīts kanāls no upes pamatgultnes, kur ticis novadīts ūdens uz dzirnavām. No šīs būves gan nav daudz nekas palicis, bet tomēr pat atlikušie no dolomīta mūrētie pamati ir abrīna vērti, jo izturējuši neskaitāmus palus un ūdens spēkam nav padevušies.

Dzirnavas bijušas sagruvušas jau pirms Briežu māju pamešanas
Mill had already collapsed before the house Briezhi abandoned


Viens no variantiem kā nonākt līdz slēpnim ir piebraukt pa Strēļu ceļu līdz mežam no slēpņa dienvidu puses (kur kādreiz gājis vecais ceļš uz Briežu mājām) un pēc tam iet pa pamestu un nu jau aizaugušu un nemanāmu ceļu apmēram 2 km gar Ventas krastu. Tas šobrīb vairāk kalpo par taku stirnām un meža cūkām. Ieteikums kājās vilkt zābakus, bet sausā laikā bez tiem var arī iztikt.
Vasarā, pie zema ūdens līmeņa, var šķērsot Ventu no otra krasta pa braslu - tā sanāk daudz tuvāk.
Makšķerniekiem šis slēpnis varētu patikt visu gadu :)

Karte, kurā ir vecais ceļš un mākslīgā saliņa pie dzirnavām
Map shows the old road and the manmade island near the mill



[ENG]
Briezhu ford is the longest shallow ford in the Venta river.
Flood carried away the first Venta bridge (the so-called Chain Bridge) in the March, 1615th, which was built by German Order opposite the castle Kuldiga. There was no bridge across the river Venta for 259 years after that. Briezhu ford was used to cross the river than.

There were house towards Briezhu ford called Briezhi. As can be seen from the remains of buildings, house has been quite big, but the hosts before the WWII were sent to Siberia, and never returned.
During the Soviet period, when the house was already destroyed, hay were mown in the surrounding meadows and transported across the Venta along ford when the water level was low. Dolomite here has created an ideal pass. Descent to the river is well visible and is located about 300m away from home in the southern direction.
There is another interesting place to see. It looks like a water mill ruins. Here is a manmade island of stones that separates narrow channel from the main river and leads water to the mill. There is not much left of these structures, but even the remaining foundation made of the dolomite is worth admire since passed numerous floods and standing still.

One of the options how to get to the cache is drive from the South side till forest near the river Venta (that's where the old road to the Briezhi house was), and then follow the abandoned and now overgrown and seamless path about 2 km along the coast of Venta. It's deer and wild boar path now. Boots recommended, but you can do without in dry.
In summer when the water is level low, you can cross the river along the ford - it's much closer this way.
Anglers might like this cache all seasons :)


Bilde slinkajiem / Spoiler

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[LAT] nvmtehihfv avšn cn ynov ab qheivz
[ENG] uvqqra avpur evtug fvqr sebz gur qbbe

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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