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Today I decided to go back in time and retrieve a picture of my old camera

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The island of Peach-tree (Ilha do pessegueiro), off the coast of Porto Covo, about 250 meters from the current coastline, is one of the symbols of the southwest coast. The island, naviforme, is about 340 meters long and a maximum width of 235 meters. It's all of it based on dune sandstone and shale must have formed during the last glaciation (Wurmiana) when sea level dropped about 120 meters to the current level.

The island still has many of the Peach archaeological evidence reflecting the vicissitudes of navigation along the southern coast of Lusitania, between the IV / III BC and the fifth century after Christ. Also the ill-fated project to create an artificial harbor conceived in the late sixteenth century has left its mark on the island.

The channel which separates the continent was one of the main factors of human occupation, it offers excellent natural conditions for anchorage. The location, half way between Cape St. Vincent and the estuary, in the context of a coastline with few safe havens, given the establishment ai founded, first in the Iron Age and later, in Roman times, a distinctly port , will support coastal shipping and characteristics of the commercial hub.

This time, the island was a center for production of prepared fish. This period, beyond the remains of salting tanks (recently brought out), have subsisted the name "Peach-tree"

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