You've probably guessed that this particular cache has been my nemesis in more ways than one. In its original hiding place my first visit was a washout, so to speak, because of the rain that had fallen previously. I wasn't kitted for that type of terrain in that state of wetness so......DNF.
Then the cache decides that its had enough of a sea view and moves across the road to a more sheltered location, yet close enough for anyone to feel the wind from the cars whizzing by at speeds well above those limited. So, further visits to the new location, revealed nothing but must have been quite a show for anyone driving by to see the "headless geocacher" prowling about and scaring anyone who came by. Note that "headless" is an apt term when your head is hidden in the bushes and all that's left in view is your body.
In any case the perplexed "headless geocacher" kept wondering: - where the hell is the cache? and yet the damn box remained out of sight.
A chat to the owner during a particularly festive MEGA event revealed the true identity of the little bugger and just when the "headless geocacher" was going to make another attempt, the cache decides to take a holiday....forced or otherwise not.
Anyway, the cache undergoes metamorphosis and reappears only to still remain well hidden from the "headless geoaqcacher".
It just so happens that one day, the "headless geocacher" was calmy finishing a light lunch of grilled salmon with baked potato accopamnied by an exquisite salad with raw mushrooms, two-coloured lettuce leaves and some thinly sliced tomato with a fantastic herb seasoning (eat your heart out MTrevas) when a certain prominent geoacher, himself a landmark in Portuguese geocaching history, phones and says that never mind about the 10 DNF rule because the cache had just been signed with the "headless geocacher's" name. - Thank you O' prominent and great one!!!! The measure of friendship is often measured in insignificant gestures that have a magnitude bigger than life behind them.
To make things more legitimate, I actually went to haunt a few more passers by today and actually held the cache in my hand (this is before setting out merrily on my bike to battle the heavy head wind) so I feel legitimate in making this FOUND IT log.
Thank you Rui for this cache and forgive us for we do not know what we do.