Waiting for the boat in Armona Island
I’m definitely fascinated by these islands in the southern extreme of Portugal. Armona and Farol manage to be far away from everything being only about 5-6km apart from the mainland.
The landscape of flat sand and mud banks that forces the boat to zig-zag until its final destination, seems to me like something pulled out of the Amazonic region. The “Rio Guadiana” boat struggles on its way out trough currents and tides but that’s just a detail that only reinforces its charm…
Are these islands touristy places? Hell, no! No refined styles or Starbuck cafés around here, thank God! It’s “flip-flop kingdom” over there.
The human fauna is one of the most interesting features, and we can see all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, especially when we are on the pear, waiting for the boat to get back to the mainland…
All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photography