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


8 responses

  1. Jorge Ledesma

    Love #2 Antonio, one of these days I hope to visit your country, great set here.

    July 17, 2012 at 00:43

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Jorge.

      July 17, 2012 at 00:50

  2. very nice way to use your time. the hat’s shadow is amazing. 😉

    July 17, 2012 at 10:11

    • António Marques

      I was all over her back, that´s for sure…

      July 17, 2012 at 17:07

  3. I really love the third picture! So funny (:

    July 17, 2012 at 13:14

    • António Marques

      Thank you!

      July 17, 2012 at 17:10

  4. Your shots are always so intriguing…..This series…has so much personality…and just plain FUN!!! Nice work!!

    July 17, 2012 at 16:52

    • António Marques

      Thanks, Kirsten. I have fun observing and photographing people. The shades are endless…

      July 17, 2012 at 17:17

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