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Please view the much clearer and sharper Beta version here CABA DA ROCA.

Time to head back to Portugal.

This is Cabo Da Roca, a stunning rocky shoreline area only a 30-45 drive west of Lisbon. Easy to get to by rental car. In the WS are two more photos showing the cliff edges and hike down.

I do have a funny story to tell here, its a long one, I'll try to keep it short and to the point.

Its rare to find a photo of Cabo Da Roca from the beach. Many tourists know about this long rocky shoreline, but most tourists, even locals, do not go down to the water level/beach. Its too dangerous of a hike, its not easy, and you could fall down and pretty much kill yourself doing so. Well, I had it ALLLLL planned out even before leaving Canada that i'd hike down here from the top - and I did, I was glad and proud of myself. I even hiked past a few others who decided to turn around and think better of it.

Here's the funny part that nobody told me about, or I didn't learn about on my own. So i finally get down here, I start walking around with my camera in hand...and 95% of the people on the beach are 100% naked. What the?????

I can still remember one of my first sights when I made it to the bottom, was a man laying 5 feet to the left of me completely naked. I wasn't prepared for this - and more importantly, how would these people feel about ME, Carrying around a CAMERA!

I bumped into many people on this beach, and these 2 you see here in the photo were the ONLY 2 that had a bathing suit on.

But even they took off all their bathing clothes and changed into their regular street clothes on the beach without caring about it. It was an interesting day :)

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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8777 W: 85 N: 22328] (97448)
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