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Madeira: Ilhéu do Farol | by Mr.Enjoy
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Madeira: Ilhéu do Farol

A unusual view of Ilhéu do Farol, on the most easterly point of Madeira at the tip of Ponta de São Lourenço with Porto Santo on the horizon.

 

This North Easterly perspective does not show the the 'big island', and you can clearly make out the distance between the two islands (50 Kms - 30 nm ).

 

This stretch of water between the islands is locally called the 'travessa', the gulf stream runs in a north to south direction and depths can reach up to 2.800 m.

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Taken on August 21, 2011