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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