weekly photo challenge – danger (II)

“As soon as there is life there is danger.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grand Plage, Biarritz, France

This is a strong warning for the monthly high waves that hits the beautiful town of Biarritz on the Atlantic coast –  a truly spectacular show, but also very dangerous. The waves can become up to 6 metre high and all beaches disappear.


27 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge – danger (II)

  1. There is a beach off Lisbon (I think) certainly the Portuguese coast, where surfers congregate for the huge waves which form there. I didn’t know at the time we were in Portugal, would have liked to have gone there to look, not surf LOL

    • There is quite a few great surf beach is Portugal from the South to the North. Going to Porto next months .. maybe I should spend a day at the beach in Matosinhos – only a short bus ride from the old town where I will be staying. Biarritz a surfer paradise too, but not when the high waves come. Nobody is aloud to be in the water.

    • Thank you, Tina … I love storms too. This with the high waves has to do with the full moon, I been told .. because they arrive in any weather. You can see it in morning .. there is a mist far out at sea and at noon the show is on. *smile

    • Yes, one of my top favorite. Yes, Porto is coming up quickly. Found out about a city called Aveiro that is 50 min away with train … that is called Venice of Portugal. So that is on my action list.

      • Got to go there- it’s a bit of a stunner, and only a short train ride from Porto. We didn’t have time but whenever I get to my return visit (not this year) I will. I’ve heard Porto is very busy this year because it’s European City of Culture.

      • Okay, I didn’t know about the European City of Culture, I’m very excited and just now I’m looking into which public transport I should take were. 5 full days and 6 nights. I have plenty time.

      • We spent 2 nights at Peso da Regua, on the Douro and a day in Guimaraes so time didn’t go far enough. 🙂 You absolutely must do the train ride out to Peso and beyond and come back on the Tomasz de Douro wooden barco rabelo. It’s fabulous! And a tram ride to Foz de Douro, of course. If you put Porto in my search box on the Header you might find some interesting stuff. Friday busy hugs! Girls coming tonight so I must clean and cook (ugh!) and James arriving home with washing and details of his new job.

      • Thanks for the tip … have been over and checking your posts out. I’m sure there will be more than enough for me to see and do. I know that you will get a great evening with the girls … See you tomorrow and enjoy yourself.

      • Forgotten to say .. great news that James have got a job and I hope off all my heart that he likes it. At least he has something …

      • He will be arriving home in a black Mercedes, company car, hoping to impress the ‘girls’ 🙂 🙂 Thanks, Vivi. I still have my fingers crossed.

      • Sounds good to me … not bad – at least he has a job and a Mercedes. I’m sure some girls will fall for it .. but maybe not the right ones. *smile

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