Today is my birthday. I remember that in last year’s post I joked about having a red sports car as a gift. This year this is what I want. I took this picture in Portugal last summer. It’s possibly one of the best beaches in the Algarve region.
Sorry for the lack of updates in the past week, I’ve been quite busy visiting Peak District, a national park in UK. I arrived home just yesterday with a bunch of pictures I need to edit and process. I will post the best ones here soon. In the meantime here is a couple more black and white pictures from Wells next the Sea. I hope you don’t get tired of this place. That broken dune really grabbed my attention.
Low tides in this beach are amazing. The sea recedes hundreds of meters. Last December weather in this area was awful. Storms and tidal surges destroyed the coast line and a quite a few resorts were affected. Someone from that place that I meet walking on the beach told me that those two lonely sand dunes are the remainings of a bigger one that was broken by the violent sea. I told him that I couldn’t remember about that specific dune. This was my second visit to the place. The first one was a few years ago, and I think the sea level was different.
And that sea was not just after those dunes, but a lot farther…
I really have enjoyed this trip to Spain. I think I’ve done something like 4000 Km in just three weeks. Cadiz, Albacete, Leon and Madrid have been the places I have visited. The white walls shown in the first picture are in Vejer de la Frontera. It is one of white towns in Cadiz and they are called that way for a reason. The dune picture was taken in Bolonia’s beach, also in Cadiz. I can honestly say that it’s one of the best beaches I have ever been. The windmill is in Pozohondo, Albacete, my place of birth. The fourth picture is a place in Leon province I often visited with my family in the past. Sadly now the restaurant and hotel is closed (damn economic crisis) but the views are still there. And finally, the statue picture is taken in a park in Madrid I had never visited before. El capricho is called.
I filled 2 memory cards with pictures. I have loads of editing and processing to do… 🙂