Photographer's Note

Another picture taken in August during one of our daily walks from our little villa along the coastal path to the town of Praia da Luz in western Algarve, Portugal.

Much of the Atlantic coastline of the Algarve is composed of soft sandstone and in many areas the actions of the weather and the sea have formed some very impressive and spectacular sea caves. Here at Luz, however, the features are less impressive though the colours and textures of the various strata of sandstone are delightful. But care is needed here - the rocks are very soft, crumbly and unstable and you must definitely avoid walking too close to some of the edges which overhang the sea.

In this picture you can see in the distance the array of modern buildings and apartments largely catering for tourists. Nearer to the sea lies the older part of Luz where you can just make out the little "Church of Our Lady of Light" and farther distant is the popular beach of Praia da Luz.

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