Ponta de São Lourenço

Ponta de São Lourenço is a peninsula, some five or six kilometers long, laying at the very east of Madeira.
It’s extremely fascinating, with its desertic landscape and the colorful rocks’ layers, product by different eruptions some millions years ago.
I had very hard time selecting less than forty photos to put in the gallery, of the circa two hundred I took that day.
The geology makes the scenery in São Lourenço very different every few hundred meters, and the other people are interesting too.

Near the end of the track (it is not allowed to walk til the very edge of the peninsula), the landscape is like this (six photos merged in a panorama):

The path is rather long, with the total lack of shadows, springs or fountains… and, more regrettably, toilets.
One walks often on the top of cliffs, with the ocean at both sides.

At the distance, the other hikers seem like small spots on a colorful canvans.

The very end of the path is a peak, in a real desert.

But follow the whole track, from the beginning to the end, in the gallery below:

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