Today was Pigeon Beach Time!! It was Dutch Diggers Favorite cache in the Algarve! They had been waiting to do this one for months! So we rented a motorboat with guide (André), who would bring us to Pigeon Beach! The first coordinate was figured out in the harbour, and then it was PARTY TIME
We explained to the boat rental, that we didn't know how much time it would take us, but that was no problem he said ,
Off we went, and every time we managed to gather the information we needed. Sometimes it took us somewhat longer, had to go back to the last stage, and everytime we managed to get the right information!
André showed us a giant camel and a giant elephant somewhere on the beach, we really enjoyed the boat trip, made a lot of pictures! Finally, after conquering every stage we arrived at Pigeon Beach! Yeah!!!!!!!!
André manoevered the boat almost onto the beach, but suddenly a big wave caught the boat and the boat was almost smashed to the beach! André steared the boat backwards so we had to jump out of the boat, and swim to the beach! The water was COLD , Dutch Diggers heart almost stopped pounding!!!
On the beach we made a quick scan, and started to look for the cache! We were almost there!!!!
But suddenly we heard a whistle from the boat, time was up, we had to go back! WHAT???? André said, he had had 3 phonecalls from his boss, he should come back immediately!! On no!!! What now?? So we swam back to the boat, without having found the cache!!! What a desolution! We made plans on the boat to go back with another boat, now we knew the location! But after a beer a better plan came up! We would try to achieve the cache from the top of the cliff! We drove to GZ and figured out, that it should be possible to get down! We climbed down together with the male part of Dutch Diggers. Then we saw the rope.... . This was too much for Dutch Diggers, this would be too much for his sore back!.... So we went down without Tom and after several minutes we were down at the beach! We managed to achieve the last necessary information, and after that it was a piece of cake!! Yesssss!!!! We'd done it! Snah was already on his way up, so Dutch Diggers could log for himself, but Tom yelled: No, stay down, I want to find it myself, I'm going back tomorrow by boat!!!! So we logged the logbook, put it back in its safe hidingplace and started our way up again. That was easier than down, and in a few minutes we were back up the cliff again! We returned to the harbour immediately, but, too bad, the rental boats were already gone, in the meantime it was 17.30
But then suddently we saw a guy from the kayakrental (David) and he offered to bring 2 of us to the Pigeon Beach for a reasonable price! They drove to the harbour, picked up David's boat, and off they went! The male halfs of both teams managed to reach the Pigeon Beach (for the third time this afternoon!!! And then Tom managed to find the cache! Great achievement!!!
We enjoyed this cache very much, it took us a whole afternoon, but it was certainly worth it!! TFTC!