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Copyright: geof worrall (mrcrow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus Camedia C-765 UZ
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-04 0:43
Viewed: 4252
Points: 6
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1 Pico do Areeiro / Pico Ruivo / Achada do Teixeira

This is it! This is the walk that will give you a complete perspective of the beauty of the island. Rock formations shoot into the sky like timeless statues. All along this route the views are breathtaking. A profusion of unique plants make this place their natural habitat. In springtime these plants proudly dress themselves in a myriad of colours, displaying their fragile flowers for all to see. Near Pico Ruivo we walk through the oldest heather forest in existence. These ancient trees are many hundreds of years old and were already there when Zarco discovered and landed on the island for the first time. We soon arrive at Pico Ruivo (the highest point on the island) and the views from there are out of this world. Truly and as the saying goes "On a clear day you can see forever".
Dif. Grade 4 Difficult walk. Walking time: 5 Hours. Distance: 13 Km.

courtesy madeira explorers

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Hello Geof,

Awesome shot at this landscape, The details in the foreground is so contrasting with the lush green of mountain range. The clouds just adds to this already superb perspective.

Regards,
Jusni

Hi Geof!

You present us a very pleasant and interesting mountain scenery. The perspective is great and gives a good impression of the spot. I like the foreground very much and would be curious to see it in a closer focus. I like rock and stone formations so much.

Kind regards

Markus

Hi Geof,
I like the great contrast between the jagged rock formation in the FG with the soft green mountains in the back. The lighting that way also makes it a beauty. It must have been a wonderful climb to the top of the island.
TFS,
Niek

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