The Boatist

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Summer and Winter



The Sun is back, so why not go for a walk down to the beach.


This place really is two worlds: summer and winter. Here's what Praia da Areia Branca looks like on a typical summer day.
Portuguese Coast
Low tide, not too crowded, lazy warm days.
Because of the January storm damage, this is what it looks like today.
Damage repairs - and no dogs allowed either!!
Almost deserted boardwalk (...stonewalk).

The fence on the left is where the cliff drops 50 m and where the ocean is undermining this road. If you park where the yellow stripes are painted you risk losing your car in a spectacular free dive.
That's Peniche in the background, looks so close but is quite far when your jeep has broken down

A typical winter day. I have no work this afternoon so why not go for a leisurely walk. Yes, yes, I know, you can hardly stand the adventure of it all and will return tomorrow for more action...uh, boredom.

No boat visits, no jeep, no action - haven't even tried my kayak yet. Well, a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do even if it's boring. Maybe I should keep quiet until I have something worth writing about.

Wait, there's more boring stuff. I found a Youtube flick about the surrounding area. The beginning is tacky, but it gets better.


1 comment:

  1. Horacio
    una fatsa una razza, dude! I could definitely feel at home there. Beautiful country. Unfortunately it's difficult to see the beauty that surrounds us when we are bogged down with all the "crisis" crap + work which is useless to our existence. When ever I go to Zoot Allures, I smile immediately on the last sea side mile and never want to go back. On returning to the city and the crowds, I feel like a zombie. Gotta stop and smell the roses. Turning off the TV and toothbrushing the winches with diesel in my kitchen sink helps a bit... doesn't smell as nice! And I'm sure a working jeep would help!
    Anyway (gotta get back on the breadline), thanks for the pics and (yes, cheezy) vid!

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