Sunday, 25 January 2015


Beaches are really not my 'thing', so I was glad of the cliff-top walks, but Malcolm is always glad to see the wide stretches of sand and surf.
The cliffs along this part of the Algarve are colourful to say the least with layers of red, yellow and white sandstone, topped by those green pine groves.
Clearly, the cliffs were formed by marine sedimentation over a limestone basal platform. The loose sandstone is interspersed with rounded pebbles and gravel - making it all very unstable and liable to crumble.
On a sunny day the views are pretty good from the cliff-tops.
Looking along the cliffs towards Vilamoura...
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, it's no less dramatic.
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