Friday, 2 October 2015

Northern crest

Having enjoyed a couple of days R&R at Sebutal, just south of Lisbon, we headed north on a five hour drive to the Peneda-Geres National Park. On arrival, we were more than a bit alarmed to see the forest around the village of Peneda, where we were staying, on fire and being attended by a helicopter dousing the flames!

Thankfully by morning although the air still smelled of smoke, the fire had burnt itself out. Exploring further north around the villages of Lamas de Mouro and Castro Liboreiro, while Toni was busy photographing the local "wild" Gerrano horses, I wandered off and came across several very confiding and photogenic Firecrests.