April 29, 2013 – Cabo da Roca

Cabo da Roca, or “cape of the rock”, is popularly known as the westernmost point of continental Europe. The famous Portuguese poet Luís de Camões described Cabo da Roca as “Aqui, onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa…(Here, where the land ends and the sea begins…)” The wind was strong, but the view of the sea was fascinating 😀

May 17, 2012 – From the rocks

I love the gigantic rectangular pool of rocks right outside my lab. From it so many different types of flowers sprout unexpectedly, like this bizarre yellow and brown little thing. If you zoom in enough, you might even mistaken it as a pie or a cake! There is a lizard (well, at least one) hidden beneath the rocks somewhere. It is too quick for me and always scurries away before I can take a picture, but I will get you one day…I hope!