Visit Caves, Praia Nova, Algarve

AUGUST 1987 – During a boat excursion, tourists admire the steep cliffs of the Algarve at Alporchinos, Portugal. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

Back in 1987, every day countless of tiny motor boats passed Praia Noce, the beach at Alporchinos, Portugal. The guides would show them the Praia de Albandeira, the Arco Natural and the Caves of Benagil – the beautiful caves and arches of the coastline. The boats were sailing close to the beach, and you could just wave if you wanted to participate in a tour. Then, they would pick you up right at the beach (and bring you back after the tour.)

We never could convince ourselves to spend the money for a boat trip. We probably should have…! Argh!

The high resolution image

Capture DateAugust 1987
LocationAlporchinhos, Algarve, Portugal
CameraCanon AE-1 Program
Image Source13 x 18 cm Print from Original Negative Film
Digital Image SourceEPSON Perfection 4870 Photo
Digital Image Source FormatTIFF, 48 bits/pixel, AdobeRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions5887 x 3972 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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