Algarve Portugal, Trip Report, Day Four, Part One, Cliffs of Lagos

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The sun on this day was late showing itself and I got some pics of the mist on the Alvor cliffs.

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We had hoped it would clear and when it did, we set of for Lagos. We found Lagos easily and drove down the single lane to the park at the cliffs.

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I included a couple of pics of my husband D. Having a person in the picture gives you some perspective of the magnitude of this glorious place. Look at the person in the picture just above.

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My daughter hiked the Grand Canyon in January and pictures without the sea in the background reminded me of there.

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The cliffs and grottos were formed over time by the ocean continuously battering the rock hills on shore.

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We were surprised to see wildflowers everywhere. Back home these would not make an appearance for months and months. I understand that wild figs cover the hills in late spring. A sight I would love to see.

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This was one of my favouite pics. Imagine the challenge of putting down roots in rocky soil, forever battered by the wind and yet standing so majestically?

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Other trees in the vicinity weren’t so lucky.

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The lighthouse was closed to the public but there was a single vendor selling her woolens by the gate. She was a talented craftsperson and I admired her savvy, braving the wind all on her own.

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In the top right of this picture, you can see the town of Alvor where we were staying.

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We assumed by the monument above, that loved ones had lost their lives on the cliffs. We paid our respects.

Before heading back to Alvor, we spent some time in the ancient walled city of Lagos. See next post.

Kath’s quote: “The waves hit the cliff with more intensity than the shore, because the ocean knows the cliff has that masculine intensity which won’t complain about her feminine energy.” ― Nityananda Das

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Love never fails.

 

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