Photo trip to Central Portugal - almost a complete failure

I have been planning this trip for some time. I clearly marked all my photographic spots on the map and was ready to go. The plan was to shot some photos in Sintra National Park and near Sado River National Reserve.
It ended up in an almost complete disaster.
For three following days the weather was bad: strong winds, fog, low dirty clouds and occasional terrencial rain.


Only during short periods of reasonable weather I managed to put my camera on the tripod and take some photos.


This first picture is from Adraga beach in Sintra National Park. The beach is located not far away from the Westernmost Point of Continental Europe - Cabo da Roca.
At 4 p.m. I parked my car not far away from the beach. The weather was stormy. To my surprise the parking lot was full of cars. There was a young "just married" couple on the beach with friends and family taking pictures.
I passed the crowd and went straight to the rocky part of the beach. Soon the party was over and I stayed alone. The winds were high and the waves were massive.


To be continued....


Maciek.
Nikon D80
Sigma 17/70
2 sec
ISO 100
F/18

14.11.2009