Cabo de San Vicente - on a good day!

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Rockinggoose, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    This, the South-Westernmost point of Europe, can be a wild place at the best of times and is wracked by Atlantic storms frequently in Winter. Even on a good day, when I visited, the North-west winds were gusting to 30 knots and it was difficult to stand still enough to take photographs. On a quiet day the inevitable Atlantic swell gives the 75 metre high cliffs a hard time, so dramatic shots are always a possibility.

    Looking towards the Cape from the South East, fairly "sheltered" waters downwind of the point, believe it or not there were four surfers dwarfed in these breakers when the shot was taken:

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    Looking South East from the Cape, Punta de Sagres in the distance:

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    Looking towards the Punta de Sagres from South East of the cape:

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    A closer view of wave action on the cliffs:

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    The aftermath, these ledges are often the haunt of rod and line fisherman:

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    E-M5 plus Leica 14-150mm

    David
     
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