PHOTO WALK carried in English
Friday 2018 September 21*, 17h45-19h45 (Sunset: 19h33)
Due to its not very obvious access, this place remains an undiscovered gem. We will see the only Portuguese palm species and one photogenic forest of native pine trees. We will descend a path to Antelope Canyon stile sandstone formations. On the beach we will see algars (vertical cylindrical holes in the limestone caused by erosion) and a great variety of fossils found here like nowhere else in the Algarve. We will cross a natural tunnel to the next beach, passing to our "secret place" where we will photograph arches, low tide pools with anemones, and we will enter well-lit caves, one leading to another and then to another.
The guide will be José Romão, a conservationist biologist author of the Nature Photography book "Cape Roca". He will provide information on the life forms and geological motifs that are encountered as the walk progresses, drawing attention to potentially photogenic motifs and giving photographic advice. Shoot by yourself or with the assistance of José Romão and ask the questions you want.
Registration (payment must reach us by Thursday, September 20 at 4pm, deadline also to give up and get a full refund): by form or phone (+351) 282 444 536 or (+351) 969 871 009.
Price: 22 euros per person (18 euros for previous participants of Mil Cores's events). 50% additional discount for 8 to 16 years olds.
Purchase this Photo Walk and you'll be able to attend our Basic Photography Workshop for only 60 euros instead of 75. Registration in the 2 courses.
Cancellation: in case of local adverse weather conditions or force majeure the walk can be postponed to a date set by the organization.
Meeting: in the small parking lot (GPS 37,122816, -8.566447) on the left after entering the urbanization Alto Golf Apartments, on road M531, Alvor. The M531 connects Alvor to Portimão by the sea ("Marginal"), passing by Praia do Vau, where the road changes its name to "Av. das Comunidades Lusíadas". If you come from Portimão, take the main avenue that crosses the city from North to South from Decathlon / Maxmat / Worten / Aqua Shopping to Praia da Rocha: Av. São Lourenço da Barrosa. At the last roundabout on this avenue, take the first exit (turn right) to Av. das Comunidades Lusíadas and drive 1.45 km to the entrance (on the right) of Alto Golf Apartments (there is a small light blue sign poorly legible on the wall to your right ). Enter the apartment complex and José Romão will be waiting for you next to his white car in the first parking lot on the left.
You can also take the small bus Vai-e-Vem number 14 (orange line, Monday to Friday) and 1P (yellow line, weekends and holidays) both departing from Largo do Dique (Portimão) and going to Alvor with several stops in between, get off at the Facho stop on the M531 road just after passing the Alto Golf urbanization, and walk back 220m to the parking lot at the entrance of the Alto Golf Apartments.
Friday September 21, 2018:
Moon rise: 17h55 (Full Moon: Tuesday 25, 4 days later)
Low tide: 19h26 (57 cm)
Useful Telephone Numbers (please take note):
José Romão: (+351) 282 444 536, mobile phone (+351) 969 871 009
vaivem.pt (bus 14): (+351) 282 470 777
Route difficulty: short track, easy to medium, low effort, we move slowly because we'll be shooting. Not suitable for people with limited mobility.
Shoes, clothing, water, suggested equipment
Flip-flops, or sandals that can be wetted by sea water, or old tennis shoes, or aquashoes for walking on low tide rocks.
Leave a second pair of shoes (dry) in your car.
Shorts or swiming trunks (although our path is dry, these allow you to see an extra grotto).
Camera or smartphone, photographic equipment if you have any (filters, tripod), one extra battery.
Notebook and pen, if you want to take some notes or write down my tips.
Bottle of water for you to drink (we do not provide anything).
As we will be near the cliff, there is always a risk of falling rocks.
The rocks lined with green algae are slippery.
Watch your children.
By participating in this walk, the participant assumes all responsibility for any losses that he or she may incur, for which the organization does not take responsibility.
You shall not damage, remove, or disturb anything, litter or make noise.
|In the case of walks on request, we can do them for the same price and duration (or upon estimate), on almost every day until October 8, 2018, between 6:30 and 11:00 pm (icluding nighttime photography of natural landscapes in the moonlight or with the Milky Way, for instance), even at high tide (only on the cliff, also with very beautiful views as in the last 2 photos of this page, or in combination with beaches), or in any of 2 nearby beaches also extremely photogenic.|
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