Piscinas Naturais, Porto Moniz, Madeira

Piscinas Naturais, Porto Moniz

Frente de Mar de Porto Moniz, Madeira

A swimming pool at the edge of the sea filled by the tide and surrounded by magnificent lava rock formations. To the right, murkier grotto-esque pools where we we encountered deep sea divers submerged in the shadows of the rocks. To the left, a vast clear bathing space where the pool is swallowed up by the sea as waves crash over the sides, pummeling fellow swimmers. Not for the faint-hearted bather, a brisk dip on the less sunny side of the island.

Poppy & Alice

July/August 2016