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Landscape of Northern Portugal

Mountains between eucalyptus trees in the North of Portugal.

I was aiming to create more and different content for Eye for Ireland this summer. However, my summer turned out to be a busy one, as always. My writing and blogging was put on the back burner. Thankfully my love for photography prevailed, I've been taking a lot of close ups and macros in my garden. It has been a while since I spent time taking those kinds of photographs. They require a lot of patience and stable hands! I can't wait to share those captures.

A mountain view with eucalyptus trees in the foreground in the North of Portugal.

A mountainous landscape of Braga in the north-west of Portugal.

For now, here are landscape photographs I captured in the North of Portugal in 2014. I couldn't remember and had to check how long ago it was. Some of the following photos were taken on the way to the places I wrote about in this last post from Portugal. I love going to see beautiful locations and amazing views. This country did not fail to deliver. Few of the other photos were taken on a drive to Ribeira de Pena.

A conifer growing on a hillside of the Espinho Mountain in the north-west of Portugal.

A gigantic moss covered rock on the hillside of the Espinho Mountain in Portugal.

A giant rock on the hillside of the Espinho Mountain in Portugal with mountain views.

I had an incredible experience canoeing on The T├ómega river in that region. We picked and ate delicious grapes off the vines hanging over the river. We also made other short stops along our journey; to swim, to snack, to go for a quick barefoot hike. It was such an adventure and it didn't even end there. Afterwards I had the opportunity to try archery for the first time. It was much more demanding than I expected, but I loved the focus it required.

A mountain landscape pictured between two trees in the North of Portugal.

A mountain landscape of the North of Portugal in the Ribeira de Pena region.

Mountain landscape of the Ribeira de Pena region of north-west Portugal.

I have one last set of photos from that time I spent Portugal, but I will keep them for another occasion. For the next post I am going to work on some of those macro photos. I can't decide what it will be yet. There are more than 30 photos of insects and more than 50 of flowers. It's a 100% chance that you will see flowers, as I captured a lot of the bugs on them.

Cloud shadows on a mountain side in the Ribeira de Pena region of Portugal.

Clouds casting shadow across a mountain range in Riberia de Pena, Portugal.

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