Portugal Algarve sunny or gray clouds ocean
• Portugal: Algarve sunny or gray clouds ocean
The most western part of Europe - Portugal, a country of bright sunshine, strong winds and violent waves, a country of brave seafarers, cheerful winemakers and just interesting and friendly people.
My acquaintance with Portugal began in Lisbon, a city that survived the earthquake in 1755 and the resulting recovery embodies the blend of Victorian architecture and the attempts to create a new modern metropolis. Autumn in the city of contrasts flooded by rain, gloomy sky and hid the sun. Page guidebook colorful advertising lured back in the summer. I decided to turn after the summer and continue acquaintance with Portugal in its southern part. In the famous resorts of the Algarve region.
Clear Kilometers left with clouds to the north, but the cold wind and gray skies were not allowed to enjoy the beauty counter of the coastal cities.
Seytubal Sesimbra and greeted me with a lazy serenity. Lonely tourists wandering along the shore of the ocean in search of a souvenir, employees of cafes and restaurants with a sleepy smile glued promised to feed breakfast, once opened, but not before twelve. Car hire, freedom of movement and free gigabytes of memory cards. Faro and Albufeira? Somehow, Albufeira. Small friendly apartments, almost empty hotel, pool, smiling host, who had just returned from a trip to Moscow, and who like to share their experiences, set up a working mood. I looked at the clock, there is still time before sunset, it's time to look for the point of the evening shooting. Albufeira, not so long ago, a former small fishing village and now one of the most famous resorts, promises to surprise its special beauty.
Flock leaving the north clouds have washed the day the white city. Sunset rays promised to turn it into a pink pearl and Dawn said turn around.
The amazing beauty of the rocky cliffs that go into the ocean, lonely stone giants, flocks of birds circling over the edge of the shore in the hope of something to profit. It takes only the time to understand and to find this beauty.
The picturesque cliffs populated wealthy Portuguese. Therefore, access to the ocean to the point of shooting sometimes turns into an extreme journey through the sliding rash fine sand and thorny plants, which in a moment of danger can serve as insurance.
Another morning in Albufeira. Soft light breaks through the gray clouds, opens eyes quiet bay and sleeping in it fishing boats and ships.
The stone jetty stretches before dawn to meet the sun ...
Ten minutes by car along a fairly narrow and bumpy road, and look at the next stop natural miracle. Not for nothing in Portugal almost every beach and access to the ocean has its own name, such masterpieces should really give names.
Sunsets and sunrises, tides. Catch the elusive paint and paint a picture.
Evening light plays with the imagination, catch the correct angle, and will create a fantasy plot, where in a quiet harbor surrounded by high walls, dozing twilight dragon.
Cold morning is reminiscent of the fall, and the wind and the clouds name for themselves.
In the Faro (the capital of the Algarve) and the most extreme south-western point of Portugal, the Cape of San Vicente, there are beaches that narrow strip of twine between the ocean and the steep coastal cliffs wall. The width and the availability of the beaches are often dependent on the vagaries of the tide and the ocean of tranquility. Famous cave Benagil I could only observe from above, as planned tour of 10 caves in 2 hours was at odds with the autumnal mood of the ocean.
Excursion trail, sometimes allowed to go down to the beach, take a picture of another sculpture by wind and water, and make a short swim. The water temperature in late October did swim fast and short.
Lighthouse Cape San Vicente - a bright pendant chain golden beaches of the south of Portugal.
Let the daylight makes it commonplace and uninteresting, but as soon as night announcing his rights, the lighthouse comes to life, and magic light, arguing with the wind scatters the clouds, and you begin to feel its power, strength, and hope of salvation from the terrible rocks, he instills in the hearts of sailors.
San Vicente cape - the western part of the Algarve region, which ends here rocky coastline reaches a height of 70 m.