Parque Natural da Ria Formosa   182447
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Location: Cacela Velha      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: Portugal      Date: July 2015


I would think somewhere along the Spanish Atlantic coastline. Anyway a nice place to be.
2015/07/22 00:23 , Mentor Depret
Not so simple. A first attempt: Somewhere on the Algarve coast e.g. Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. Not just a stretch of land, I know well.
Kind regards, Matthias.
2015/07/22 10:21 , Matthias Stoffels
Bravo. It is a typical landscape of the Eastern Algarve. But where the picture was taken?
2015/07/22 14:12 , Giuseppe Marzulli
OK, got you. Your location is presumably close to the golf course Quinta da Ria and we are looking to the Ilha de Cabanas.
Kind regards, Matthias.
2015/07/22 14:24 , Matthias Stoffels
It is not fair, but it is not there.
2015/07/22 14:57 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Cacela Velha? 600 meters eastward of my first attempt;-).
2015/07/22 15:21 , Matthias Stoffels
I can´t help with the riddle, but it must be an interesting place for studies in plants and birds. I´m impressed by the colours and by the horizont line.
Saluti Wolfgang
2015/07/22 15:30 , Wolfgang Bremer
@Matthias: I wanted to be precise for two reasons ;-)
1) I did not want people to think that I attend the golf courses ;-)
2) Cacela Velha (Old Cacela) is a small place, but very quaint and beautiful and deserves to be mentioned on this web-site ;-)
2015/07/22 19:26 , Giuseppe Marzulli
@Mentor: after all, you were oriented.
@Wolfgang: this area is very beautiful and full of flowers and birds, but it is also a bit too exploited for tourism to be a natural paradise.
2015/07/22 19:34 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Never mind. Anyway, thx for the riddle.
Kind regards, Matthias.
2015/07/22 19:38 , Matthias Stoffels
@Matthias: I'm curious to know how you managed to orientate so well.
2015/07/22 19:57 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Nice area. And congratulations to Matthias. I wouldn't find the place even now. KR Arno
2015/07/22 19:57 , Arno Bruckardt
I have learned to interpret landforms at university and nowadays geolocalization is also part of my daily work.
2015/07/22 20:04 , Matthias Stoffels
BTW, it's very interesting to inspect the mobility and dynamics of the Ria Formosa lagoon (especially the newly formed inlet) when comparing Google Maps with more up-to-date aerial views provided by Sapo Mapas (
Kind regards, Matthias.
2015/07/23 15:25 , Matthias Stoffels
Yes it is very interesting. I would add that the landscape also varies in relation to the tides. High tide is quite different from the low tide. Unfortunately I did not have enough time to photograph the area at low tide and high tide. The comparison would have been very interesting.
2015/07/23 20:02 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Dear Guiseppe,
"Time and tide wait for no man." - Geoffrey Chaucer ;-)
2015/07/23 23:18 , Matthias Stoffels
Dear Matthias,
it is a wonderful citation.
I would say that it is also very suitable to the circumstance ;-)
2015/07/23 23:42 , Giuseppe Marzulli
Very interesting sea coast that I would visit again, as well as the more southerly tip to Tarifa.
2015/07/24 23:40 , Heinz Höra

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