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Cabo da Roca
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Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca
Cabo da Roca or Cape Roca is a cape which forms the westernmost point of the Sintra Mountain Range, of mainland Portugal, of continental Europe, and of the Eurasian land mass. It is situated in the municipality of Sintra.

The western coast is a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky cliff promontories: around Cabo da Roca, cliffs are more than 100 metres in height, and cut into crystalline rocks, composed of strongly folded and faulted sedimentary units.
These forms are disturbed by dikes and small beaches.
This promontory of "high" beaches is the extreme western immersion of the ancient eruptive Sintra massif, as evident from the rose-coloured granite in the north and syenite of the Ribeira do Louriçal.
Much of the vegetation on this cape is low-lying and adapted to saltwater and windy conditions.
Once home to a variety of plant life, Cabo da Roca has been overrun with the invasive plant species Carpobrotus edulis. This creeping, mat-forming plant, a member of the Aizoaceae succulent family, was introduced as ground cover by local residents several decades ago, but now covers much of the arable land on Cabo da Roca.

Nouchetdu38, RHH, goandgo, Christina Sonnenschein and 17 other people have particularly liked this photo

18 comments - The latest ones
 Treasa Ui Cionaodha
Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Wonderful scenic Coastal landscape Well done Jose Regards Tess.
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Treasa Ui Cionaodha club
Thank you Tess, you are too kind.
Enjoy a great Sunday, regards Jose.
18 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wonderful view.
Many years ago I visited there.
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you Jaap, you do know a lot around here.
Enjoy a great Sunday.
18 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous capture! Stay well!

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18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thank you William Sutherland.
You stay well too, and start it with a Happy Sunday.
18 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
I‘ve been there some years ago ! Really a beautiful place, José !
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Thank you John.
It is a wild place, you are right.
Have a great Sunday up in Frankfurt, wish you the Spring Sun.
18 months ago.
Zulma club
Yo podría tomar fácilmente esa bajada hasta llegar al agua. Qué delicia sería amigo Jose my dear.
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Zulma club
Dear Zulma you really want to play the little naughty girl who does whatever she wishes.
But I will wait for you down by the sea and then … we will see !
18 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Marvelous coastal landscape very well captured Jose
Thank you for the interesting narrative

Thank you for posting in the group
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
Thank you Roger, you are too kind.
Enjoy a great and happy Sunday with lots of sun, here ...not so good.
18 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
18 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Trudy Tuinstra club
Thank you Trudy, happy new week.
Stay safe.
18 months ago.
 Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann club
impressive ^place...
Makes me think of the cliffs in Great Britain
18 months ago.
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
Thank you Christel.
18 months ago.
RHH club
What a wonderful location and a beautiful photo.
18 months ago.
LotharW club
Ja schön! Dort habe ich schon gestanden :-)
18 months ago.

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