Photographer's Note

Hi TE friends,

Last weekend, I did a trip in the Arrábida Mountain Natural Park, by an invite of Emi Bolacha.

During the trip we visited the JMF cellars and enjoyed the famous ‘Piriquita’ wine and Moscatel.

After visit the Arrabida Mountain, in the way to Setubal, we can see amazing landscapes like this one.

The picture was made from the panoramic bus moving. More or less 500 meters we have the Figueirinha Beach in the Bay of Setubal

Enjoy it !

In the WS, we have two small picture of this beach. Those picture were not made by me.

Figueirinha Beach
Situated right in the Arrábida Mountain Natural Park, this is a beach of great natural beauty. In fact, the crystalline and peaceful ocean and the amazing natural beauty of the surrounded landscape make of Figueirinha beach one of the most famous beaches in the region and therefore, quite frequented during summer time.

Restaurant; Sun shades for rent; Toilets; Lifeguard during summer time
This beach is in the bay of Setubal

The bay of Setubal, located at the immediate south of Lisbon, corresponds to the estuary of Rio Sado. This cut out estuary is leaned with the buttresses of Serra da Arrábida and separate Atlantic Ocean by the peninsula of Troia; 23000 ha are classified in natural reserve.

Setubal, 3è city of Portugal, falls under the great maritime history of the country of which it is currently is one of the principal ports. It is an industrialized city whose history goes back to at least 2000 years with in particular a roman (Cetobriga), moslem and medieval (walls) period , then XVI and XVII centuries (castle of S. Filipe).

Natural heritage:
Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado :salted meadows; dolphins, hérons, white storks, Flemish pink, ducks, birds raptors and the European otter, the deer…

Cultural heritage:
Fortress of Sao Filipe (16th century), gastronomical richness (fish, wines, cheeses,..), fishing with sardine

Nikon D40X
2009/08/22 13:10:01.5
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/250 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A

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