Monday, March 15, 2010

Back from the Southwest

The small fishing village of Carrapateira dates back to the period of Moorish occupation. It's located on the Vicentine Coast (southwestern Portugal, 280kms from Lisbon), in the heart of a wonderful natural park, containing a great number of marine and terrestrial wildlife species.
For more of Carrapateira check my travel blog

26 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Maravilhosa vila!Um lugar que eu gostaria de visitar, e que fotos lindas você tirou!O dia ensolarado...ai que inveja! :)
Adorei a composiçao com o caminho, a bicicleta, os potes que aguardam o florescer da primavera , o BRANCO maravilhoso e o azul, tudo muito perfeito!Tenha uma ótima semana,
abraços
Léia

Dina said...

Gorgeous houses and wild nature!

Sharon said...

Beautiful photos. I hope you had a great time. I love those white buildings.

B SQUARED said...

A beautiful area, to be sure.

Jacob said...

Breathtaking! The scenery and the beautiful little village.

Kate said...

JM, How lucky you are to be able to visit this gorgeous coast. I'd like to jump right into the photo to stay awhile.

Jacob said...

Hi JM...re your comment on Florida Fotos...I can't imagine these magnificent birds in large numbers flying above in the sky! What a sight that must have been!

Crazy Tourists said...

Wellcome back!!
It looks like greek islands! Very nice place!

brattcat said...

From these two shots alone we get a sense that this was a wonderful holiday.

VP said...

The first view is impressive, the second so neat and old fashioned, with some modern frills. The white buildings have the elegance of simplicity.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Oh my that's a GORGEOUS view! Would love to view it in person! WoW!
My brother was stationed in Rota, Spain a while back in the Navy - just south of the Portugal/Spain border.

Matty said...

What a view! It looks so peaceful and calm there. And the village has that quaint old time feel.

Babzy said...

the sea side is absolutely gorgeous !!!

Virginia said...

The lovely white and blue remind me of Greece. Just a beautiful town JM. It's gray and chilly here. I need the virtual vacation!
V

joo said...

Looks like Paradise for me - fabulous sea, fabulous sky and no snow:)
Welcome back!

Small City Scenes said...

Welcome back. It looks like you would have stayed longer if you could. So beautiful and the gorgeous white building. Love it.

I like you smiling avatar back again. MB

Leif Hagen said...

Hey, you missed a couple days of postings .... naughty, naughty!
he he

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a lovely place to visit. very picturesque. And thanks for asking about my knee. i am now out of physical therapy and it has been almost four months since the surgery and I seem to now being doing much better and am able to bend down. I will see over the new few months whether my knee is fully improved when I start bending down more and more for all of the wildflower and spring flower photos. I hope all is well. we will post Tanzania photos soon on our viva la voyage website. Tanzania was awesome.

Deepak Acharya said...

The first image impressed me a lot :)

gogouci said...

Beautiful. I can totally imagine myself there for summer vacation.

Wolynski said...

Carrapateira is a whole different ball game - very Mediterranean, white and blue. Gorgeous photos on your other blog.

Carletta said...

Looks like a quaint and peaceful village. I love that first shot - breathtaking.
I betting you had a wonderful trip!!! :)

Spiderdama said...

Wow! I really wanna have summer when I see this wonderful place and shot!
Wish you a great week:-)

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great shot of the beach and the buildings are lovely too. You make it look very desirable ... probably because it is!

Anya said...

Wow!!!
I can see you had a WONDERFUL view
I hope you had a nice time :-)

We are happy that you are back !!!!

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amatamari© said...

WOW!!! This post is exceptional: Wonderful shots, thanks for sharing!
:-)