Sunrise in Ponta de São Lourenço

The oceans are full of small islands that were settled by different peoples, some of which are better known than others. I remember hearing about Madeira, the Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco, but it wasn’t on my mid-range travel list. A last minute chance changed my plans while I’m here in Portugal!

From the plane’s final turn toward the runway, the excitement is at its height. Sublime, Madeira unfolds on the horizon with every vertical. Towns and villages lie on steep slopes. Rocky peaks of volcanic origin reach its peak at an altitude of more than 1800 meters above sea level! Driving on steep and curvy roads feels like a real walk. This upgrades the steering of the manual transmission. On my first morning, I opted to “warm up” before hiking Ponta de São Lourenço. The head, segmented and treeless, offers an ‘Apocalypse’ perspective. Without too much technical difficulty, I’m amazed and full of camera… This place, one of the most underrated on the island, impresses me with its sea-scratched cliffs. It is the perfect place to catch the sunrise without much effort.

Device : Canon EOS RP

Goal : RF 16mm F/2.8

exposure : 1/125 sec at F / 7.1

ISO: 250

The author was invited by TAP Air Portugal and Adventure Lands.

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About the Author: Aldina Antunes

"Praticante de tv incurável. Estudioso da cultura pop. Pioneiro de viagens dedicado. Viciado em álcool. Jogador."

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