canyoning is my thing :)

by Jorge Cardoso August. 21, 2007 5759 views

Special thanks and hello to Manuel Assunção, canyon expert and literary character in the latest book by Gonçalo Cadilhe!

This was in the island of Madeira (Portugal), going to Curral das Freiras… and this rappel rope had to take us down 80 meters in this particular place.

All the other photos are in continental Portugal… in the most beautiful canyon I've seen!

this is the most beautiful place I've been… it's a huge cilinder carved in rock and at the bottom you have that round natural swimming pool… where you can float and look up!

And, from down there, when the other people start going down the rope - at the very top - they look so small… like astronauts in some distant planet!

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Arielle 12 years, 1 month ago

these are awesomee,
looks really fun!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sherij 12 years, 1 month ago

WOW Super!! you really are brave!!

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
David Cardona 12 years, 1 month ago

Stunning shots! Well done!

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Nadoune 12 years, 1 month ago


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Jorge Cardoso 12 years, 1 month ago

thanks for the tip... the name itself is adventurous enough - el sótano de las golondrinas! wow

and, yes, I've been to México City and know your trafic and driving habits... :) but... it's the same in Portugal :))

12 years, 1 month ago Edited
Abe Jackson 12 years, 2 months ago

so glad you have pictures.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mariovirga 12 years, 2 months ago

WOW! Great adventure and fantastic place!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Carley 12 years, 2 months ago

What a gorgeous place! I love the 3rd shot, with that wonderful angle, contrast of colors, texture, composition....all of it!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Abbeyh13 12 years, 2 months ago

I love climbing and rapelling...
have never done "canyoning"...
those pictures are awesome!!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 12 years, 2 months ago

Cool pictures

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Anna 12 years, 2 months ago

Very superb, and nice!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Silke 12 years, 2 months ago

WOW - looks exciting!!
I should try it anytime!

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Bhim 12 years, 2 months ago

brave heart , keep it up

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