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Peniche in Portugal

First of all, I would like to tell you that I’m really not happy with my pics this time. I was even wondering whether I should publish this post. This place is a pure gem but it is hard to photograph. It’s scattered around and its cliffs are very tall whereas they don’t look that impressive in my photos. I wish I could just take you there and show it to you for real… But I can’t! Unfortunately…

For the moment, we’ll have to stick to my simple pics. For your reference, Peniche is an hour’s drive north of Lisbon.It is a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic and which used to be an island until the 16th century.

 

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The old, walled part of this coastal town is dominated by a sixteenth century Fortaleza. Peniche has been a busy fishing port since ancient times and retains a historical harbour and harbour walls.

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These fishermen certainly don’t suffer from acrophobia. I felt dizzy just by looking at them.

Look at these rock formations…

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And I really enjoyed visiting this peninsula on the peninsula from where you can observe the surrounding weird rock formations and spectacular grottoes.

It was a fantastic day trip and I do hope to return one day.

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