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Sesimbra sun set

Sesimbra has always had a close connection to the sea. First, due to fishing, which, for generations, has been the community’s main activity and which still plays an important role in the council’s life, and second, by all the sea tourism activities. Sesimbra’s coast has the perfect conditions for the practice of sports such as sailing, diving, big game sport fishing and, most recently, canoeing, surf, windsurf, and skimboard. Cabo Espichel acts as a protection to Sesimbra’s sea, thus offering sailors calm waters that range from Setúbal to the south in Sines. For those who prefer rowing, canoeing can be the perfect option. It is relatively simple and, thus, very popular. Lagoa de Albufeira and Sesimbra’s bay are suitable areas for canoeing, whereas the south coast, up to Cabo Espichel, is perfect for .
Sesimbra’s coast has a unique diversity of landscapes, from which come some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. On its western coast, the territory is trimmed by Lagoa de Albufeira, a lagoon frequently visited by windsurf and kitesurf athletes. A little further south, next to Aldeia do Meco, there is the Moinho de Baixo beach, characterized by the wide extension of its sands. Travelling further along the coast, you will arrive at Rio da Prata, one of the first naturist beaches of the country, and, soon after, you will encounter Bicas beach, the place of choice of local surf-lovers. From that point on, the cliffs become higher and steeper, fostering small inlets, such as Foz and Lagosteiros, beaches that will impress you by their beauty and geological relevance. As you “turn around” Cabo

Nikon D40X
2011/01/29 18:18:01
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/400 sec - F/4
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-C
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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