Monday, November 25, 2019

#Portugal Seascapes

I knew the Atlantic Ocean formed the western border of Portugal, but I didn't realize the beaches would be so dramatic and beautiful. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

View of the beach and fish market from our AirBnB in Nazaré.



Rocks and sheer cliffs at Farol da Nazaré. (That's the Nazaré lighthouse on the top of the cliffs. It's at the tip of the bluff in the photo above.) We were fascinated by the colors of the rocks lining the shore. 




View of Nazaré from Praia do Norte, reputed to have the biggest waves in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. (Wikipedia link)


Amazing views everywhere we explored at Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano de Costa Vicentina




Scary (but beautiful) sheer cliffs near Sagres. My knees get quivery just looking at this photo.


Bright red rocks formed the shore at Praia do Amodo, Odemira, Portugal.


We only saw a portion of the gorgeous Portuguese shoreline. If you have the opportunity to visit Portugal, be sure to venture beyond Lisbon and Porto and head for the coast. You won't be disappointed.



PS: If you crave a few moments of relaxation and contemplation, you'll enjoy "The Breathing Pool," a lovely video of the Oregon (USA) coastline by Randy Johnson.


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20 comments:

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Really beautiful views - I'd love to be in Portugal!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Sandra, I passed the iPad over to Bill and we both be marveled at the Portugal Coast ....stunning. And thought “wish list”. ..... Then I saw the video and watched it and thought “oh my gosh, we live here! We’ve been there many times. “ ‘ ....Oregon is home! Instead of wish listing, I need to get down on my knees and offer thanks for how very fortunate we’ve been and are! Beautiful video (but still, Portugal does look amazing!). Thank you for both near and far!

Rosie said...

Beautiful beaches there, and I have never been there but would be a lovely place to visit. Thanks for sharing.

Gattina said...

I only know the Algarve the South of Portugal, there the rocks are red ! which I love !

Lady Fi said...

I love Portugal! Fabulous shots.

Kelly Marshall said...

Wow! I'd love to visit there!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Wow, Portugal looks beautiful. I love the coastline views and rocky cliffs. Gorgeoys photos! Enjoy your day, have a good week ahead!

Alexandria said...

A beautiful view from your lodging and what a memorable vacation in Portugal.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! What a place and fantastic photography ~ fun time for you ^_^ I want to go ^_^

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Jeanna said...

I've never been to Portugal but you really got a nice Air BNB from the looks of its view.. I love your blog title btw (: I have travelled up and down the OR coastline and found it hauntingly beautiful. Nice photos, looks like you've got a pretty good lens.

Tom said...

...what beaches! This beach bum needs to go there.

Colleen L. Reece said...

Incredibly beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Sandy.

a spirit of simplicity said...

it really is beautiful. My grandchildren are of Portuguese descent. Their paternal grandfather was Portuguese. I have heard it is a beautiful place. I hope to visit one day.

Birgitta said...

So beautiful photos!

Cristina - Memories of the Pacific said...

Beautiful photos! I live in Spain but I don't go to Portugal as much as I should. It's such a gorgeous country.

Sharon Wagner said...

Intriguing shoreline! Especially those green rocks. Reminds me of Hawaii.

Melinda said...

How gorgeous! It reminds me a bit of the Oregon Coast, but the rocks are definitely different.

Now I want to go to Portugal!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

beautiful landscapes, what a great weather with you!
great photos!!!

Stewart M said...

Never short of things to photograph at the beach - very nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dixie said...

Stunning photos. What a wonderful place.