Photographer's Note

It's no surprise that this place so well represented in TE, not only in this gallery, but also on those of Colares and Praia da Ursa, because it's a very picturesque area and it happens to be the Westernmost point of continental Europe. Curiously, there aren't many photos taken from this side (North); nearly everybody photographs only the other side.

Usually I don't do much plans to go shooting and this day was no exception. I remember I hesitated in bringing the camera with me because the weather was very unstable - sometimes there was sun, other times it rained. I had to drive my son to a birthday party not far away, so I found myself alone with a couple of hours to spare. I guess I wasn't so unlucky, as after it started raining in Guincho, I went to Cabo da Roca, thinking about spending the rest of the afternoon reading in a cafe. But the sun came out again, so there I went with my camera. However, I miscalculated the time it would take the heavy rain that was falling near the horizon to reach me, therefore suddenly I was caught by the rain about 300 meters (1000 ft) from the car. It may not sound such a great distance, but the rain was so heavy that it was more than enough to get completely soaked.

WS: Another view, taken 10 min.s before.

Location (latitude, longitude): 38.783,-9.4952

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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