On the Move: Portugal

by Lee Cooper September. 17, 2019 390 views

On the Move is a photo series that showcases unforgettable places I've visited.

Waves crashed along the Algarve coastline early one morning.

Waves crashed along the Algarve coastline early one morning.

These images were taken while I explored the surrounding area of Carrapateira, a sleepy Portuguese village near the Algarve region of Portugal. The village is mostly known for hosting vagabond surfers and European hikers due to the consistent swell and variety of trails that run through the protected area.

Beach road to Carrapateira.

Beach road to Carrapateira.

I stayed in a small hostel, called Hostel do Mar, which was located in the center of town and run by really lovely people. It was the perfect place to call home for 4 days as it was right off the main coastal highway and also a short hike to two different beaches.

The morning sun brushes the top of a rock formation on the Atlantic coastline.

The morning sun brushes the top of a rock formation on the Atlantic coastline.

There was so much to do in the area. My days were typically filled with hiking and cycling the trails around the hostel, or hitch hiking to adjacent coastal towns to surf. Acclimating to the slow moving schedules of the locals took a little time, but I got used to the market opening up at 1pm and closing at 4pm. It was worth the wait though since the fresh bread and locally grown fruits were inexpensive and really tasty.

Abandoned house in the hills behind Carrapateira.

Abandoned house in the hills behind Carrapateira.

For the first few days I didn’t take many photos. I took my time exploring the area and seeing what it had to offer. It was a very new approach compared to my other trips, and it felt great to not rush anything. I took mental notes of any specific locations I wanted to revisit later, and I ended up leaving very satisfied with a handful of curated images that I’ll never forget.

Late afternoon sun shining on Praia da Bordeira.

Late afternoon sun shining on Praia da Bordeira.

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Varsha Arun 1 year, 5 months ago

Welcome to PhotoBlog from a relatively new member : )
Amazing series! Love your blog, will be following. Thanks for sharing..

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Lee Cooper Replied to Varsha Arun 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks Varsha! grinning

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 1 year, 5 months ago

super place

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Lee Cooper Replied to Dzmitry Samakhvalau 1 year, 5 months ago

Not gonna lie, it was super cool!

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Piotr Matura 1 year, 5 months ago

Welcome to PB! Beautiful places and great photos! smile  I had a chance to see only small part of Portugal in the past, but I have grat memories from there smile

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Lee Cooper Replied to Piotr Matura 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks Piotr! I only saw a small portion of Portugal as well. I hope to go back there soon smile

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

A very good start in this cool site. Welcome to PB. This is the most beautiful country in the world - minesmile Great pictures

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Lee Cooper Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi Antonio! Thank you for the kind words and the warm welcome. You do have an amazing country. I hope to get back there soon. Really enjoyed looking through your posts as well grinning

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Heike 1 year, 5 months ago

Beautiful photos, the long exposure in #1 is really marvellous and I love the warm light in every photo.  Well done.
(And welcome on pb ...smile)

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Lee Cooper Replied to Heike 1 year, 5 months ago

Hello Heike! Thank you so much for the kind comments smile

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Björn Roose 1 year, 5 months ago

Welcome to PhotoBlog, Lee. Keep up the good work.

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Lee Cooper Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 5 months ago

Hi Bjorn! Thank you for the kind words and the warm welcome!

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