Steven Givler Online
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Cabo da Roca
Just up the coast from here is the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is marked by a tall lighthouse.
Here, the coast is wild and rocky, and there is always a strong wind from the sea.
It's no place you'd want to try to come ashore at night, even during good weather.
Because of its unique location, the lighthouse has become a tourist destination. I expect to do some paintings of it soon.
Tourist trap or not, the light still keeps sailors off the rocks, and the century plants provide shelter from storms - even if only for snails.
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