Category Archives: Nature

The Rocky Coast of Peniche, Portugal

There’s something powerful and captivating about waves crashing into a rocky cliff, sending up a fountain of sea foam, then retreating back into the ocean.

It’s calming. It’s humbling. And it’s beautiful.

kids watching out onto the Atlantic from the rocky shore along the most westernmost part of N114 in Peniche, Portugal
kids watching out onto the Atlantic from the rocky shore along the most westernmost part of N114 in Peniche, Portugal

An old fishing town on the coast of Portugal, Peniche is known most of all for its beaches, great surfing waves, fortresses and sanctuaries, and the nearby Nature Reserve on the Island of Berlengas.

screen shot of Peniche, Portugal from Google Maps
screen shot of Peniche, Portugal from Google Maps

But the thing that I liked the most was the rugged, rocky shore of the westernmost part of Peniche, that you can access if you take the N114 around the cape.

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Flat Stanley’s visit to Garden in the Woods

One beautiful September Saturday, Flat Stanley, my daughter, and I went to a place called Garden in the Woods.

Garden in the Woods is a woodland botanic garden owned by the New England Wild Flower Society that cultivates, or grows, plants native to New England.

Some of the plants at the Garden in the Woods are common, but some of them are rare. The reason why some native plants are rare, or not growing much anymore, is because some might grow in only one, small, area of the world, while others might have been over harvested, or picked too much, because of their beauty or medicinal value.

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