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Another picture from Peniche. This is the fishing harbor
I hope you like it !

Peniche is a seaside municipality and a city in Portugal, with approximately 28,164 inhabitants in the municipality and about 15,600 in the city of Peniche.
The present mayor is António Correia Santos, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.
It is composed of 6 parishes.

The Berlengas islands are part of the municipality, off the coast of Peniche. They are one of the world's first protected areas, the Berlengas nature reserve. During summer, the islands can be visited by taking aferryboat from Peniche.

Peniche is known for its long windy beaches, sought for recreational activities and sports such as surf, windsurf or kite surf. Peniche has very good waves. Supertubos is the most popular wave in the region, with very fast and powerful (tubular) waves, one of the best in Europe; some call it the "European Pipeline".
Peniche, with its typical harbour, its white windmills and chapels and large sand beaches has inspired notorious artists like Maurice Boitel.

Since ancient times Peniche has been an important fishing harbour. Besides fisheries, the economy of Peniche municipality relies on agriculture, services and tourism.

Nikon D90
2010/03/07 11:21:37
RAW (12-bit)
Lens: VR 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 20mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/400 sec - F/9
Exposure Comp.: +0.7 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A

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