• Touring 02

    Image ID
    FOT394706
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3057 x 2296 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    259 x 194 mm
    10.2 x 7.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    d2290c Touring in Madeira Porto Moniz water colour sun leisure walking nature countryside holiday tourism beach ocean waves surf Madeira Portugal island South Atlantic Frank Gorny Craigowl
    Description
    Touring in Madeira. Looking down on Porto Moniz, on the north west coast of the Island, from the viewpoint above the town on the ER 101. Before the new Rapido stretch of the ER 101 was built, from Sao Vicente, tunnelling westwards through the coastal cliffs, Porto Moniz was effectively isolated, because of the long journey times imposed by the horrendous narrow old road, which edged around, along and through the precipitous coastline. The new road has opened up the north west coast of Madeira, and, consequently, new facilities have been built to service the burgeoning tourist trade. Not least of these are the extensive rock pools along the Porto Moniz sea front. The volcanic lava ridges have been made into tidal pools semi isolated from the sea. When this view was taken, the very strong northerly wind was forcing large Atlantic waves into the pools, limiting the bathing being done. More descriptive information is available on Madeira (general), specific locations, Gardens, Markets, Levadas, specific Levadas, Bananas, and specific plants. Please ask.
    Uploader
    Frank Gorny
    Contributor
    Frank Gorny
    Date Taken
    2007-12-18
    Uploaded on
    2007-12-18
    Collection
    Madeira
    Category
    Travel
    Sub Category
    Holidays
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Dominant colour
    #103050