Sunday, May 19, 2013

Deserta Grande - Madeira

From a portuguese archipelago to the other one. The Deserta Grande Island is the main island of the Desertas Islands, a small chain of islands in the archipelago of Madeira, located to the southeast of the island of Madeira. The island is a nature reserve.

Photo by H. Costa Neves
The card sent by Manú, shows the Nature Reserve wardens station located on Fajã da Doca and supports all the conservation work on the reserve.
Fajã means piece of fertile land consequence of a landslide and this one formed in 1984. It is now a natural harbour and the official anchorage of the reserve.

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