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Everyone loves a sunset stroll

This is my latest entry for Jo's Monday Walks challenge, thinking she might like this one!

Who can resist going out early evening a hour or so before the sun sets. We certainly can’t and last Sunday neither could anyone else. The seafront in Olhão da Restauração was busy with families, couples and dogs promenading as well as many enjoying a drink or two outside the bars and cafes by the market. For the reasons I shared a couple of months ago about publishing photographs in Portugal I didn’t take any shots of the people on the front. I did though capture the three guys having fun with their model yachts.

They were not the only people active in the marina, there were men mending nets, fisherman arriving, fishermen leaving and a larger than normal water taxi.

There were cormorants hunting their supper in the small harbour for fisherman and the yacht club. Although we noticed they didn’t eat much of the fish they caught, and even the gull who eventually (& I really mean eventually!) got hold of one of their discarded fish decided it wasn’t actually worth eating after a couple of bites. Not sure what was wrong with it, pollution perhaps?

We stopped for a while on the ferry pier watching boats come and go and the sun go down. It was though the dogs that caught my eye. They looked so happy.

Eventually it was time to return for our supper (not bream!) but before we did we stopped to watch the sun set. Strange isn’t it . . . . we know it is the earth spinning on our axis which gives us night and day but we still describe it as the sun setting. I wonder why? Cultural, historical, because that what it looks like (frame of reference) or is it just too strange for our minds to think of ourselves moving.Olhão da Restauração

This is my latest entry for Jo’s Monday Walks challenge. Thinking she might like this one – boats of all shapes and sizes, reflections and the sun!

38 comments on “Everyone loves a sunset stroll

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  3. Terrific actions shots, Becky and the sunset is heavenly.

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  4. That was a particularly lovely sunset. I love the soft shades that must have made it a classic ‘golden hour’. Fascinating behaviour by the cormorants too, maybe the fish they rejected were dead or dying, perhaps bait fish discarded by the fishermen? Thanks for sharing a lovely evening.

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  5. Love your seabird pics. So nice to catch a Portuguese sunset.x

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  8. I really like your last photo, Becky! Sunsets and harbours seem to be made for each other! 😀

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    • Thanks Tom……everyone seems to like this one so I am so glad I ‘ran’ to get the shot ☺
      And yes I agree water, boats and sunsets are perfect together.

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  9. Fabulous light in these photos Becky, and I am another who loves the last one. And the first isn’t too shabby either 😉

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  10. Great photos, especially the last one, it’s gorgeous 🙂

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  11. Maybe the birds has stuffed themselves all day!

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    • Ooh that’s a very good thought. Hadn’t considered that and I should have as they do feed extremely well here which is one of reasons why even the scavengers rarely scavenge.


  12. Truly beautiful, especially the last picture.

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    • Thank you so much Anabel. We love Olhão and so it always makes me happy when I am able to share some of what makes it special. I did though have to move quickly for that final shot…..as the view was changing every second!

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  13. gli scatti del tramonto sono superbi, ma ho amato soprattutto quelle degli uccelli

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    • la ringrazio molto per i vostri commenti belle. Ci siamo divertiti a guardare gli uccelli in modo sono lieto che ti piace quelle fotografie

      PS I do hope Google has translated this ok!


  14. Absolutely, Becky! A winning combination, and plenty of birds for you too 🙂 Those colours are lovely over the water. Many thanks for another beautiful share 🙂

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  15. I really like the light in that last one. I love the golden hour.

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  16. This looks like it was an especially gorgeous walk. I’m glad you took it and shared the photo with us. It’s all grey in England and the sunset is only a vague trail of colour in the sky at the moment.

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  17. So beautiful photographs, as always it was nice to watch them. Thank you dear Johanna, Love, nia

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