Photographer's Note

Norfolk Island Pine ...
A young Norfolk Island Pine, latin name Araucaria heterophylla because of the different shape between young and mature trees, is a sign the climate shares some of the features of the Best Climates of the World for most european races .

A mature tree with a height of 40-57 m, disintegrating at maturity to release the nut-like edible seeds... signals one of those climates.

... and 241 Spring days
Caloura, one of those 241 spring days when the south wind stirs the waters along the only absolute subtropical south coast between US and Europe, around meridian 25 26'.

Climate - Normals - Vila Franca do Campo - air temperature
An yearly average of 124 summer days.
An yearly average of 0.3 winter days, i.e. one each three years.
The last winter day recorded a temperature high of 14 and low of 10.

Climatology - Temperature - Summer, Winter and Spring days
Summer days - mean daily temperature above 20C.
Winter days - mean daily temperature below 13 C.

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