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Recent rain has filled up the lagoon nicely. Lots of walkers around and some fairly avid looking bird watchers. Fat fish were seen in the water. The surrounding area looks to have been flooded also, very wet underfoot in parts.























One of the many abandoned cisterns and wells. I would have though that, with a water shortage looming, these could easily be made useful once again.  This one was fairly full.




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Ages since I have  been there, so earlier today I dusted off the bike and took myself over. There as plenty of water in the lagoon and it's obvious it was even higher not long ago.





















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The storms and heavy rain a couple of weeks ago caused the sand bar to be breached. The seaward side of the lagoon is almost empty. The system that controls the flow of water between the two halves is almsot closed, allowing water to build up on the otherside.

Some of the local inhabitants look decidely bemused.






















Nearby, a flock of goats and sheep was happily grazing, including some very black ones that would make a nice pair of woolly gloves or a hat maybe. Most of the goats were being sensible, sitting under the trees.






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Interesting. Thanks.
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Long time, no visit. Went down there yesterday. Some pictures :


Of interest to those who like walking and cycling around there, the new boardwalk all the way to Armação de Pêra is well under construction :

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Three months since my last visit. The bridge to complete the walkway is still not finished. There was no sign of any activity. The lagoon overflowed into the sea during the storms a couple of weeks ago and about half it is dry. Pictures taken Friday morning, 26th January 2024.





The high water mark can clearly be seen.




Arid wastes





At least there is some water for the birds and fish.














The canyon in the sand created by the rushing waters


The village of Pêra up on the hill.


A pastoral scene on the way back near the Praia Grande boardwalk. Probably about 60 goats and sheep in the flock.










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The bridge is now physically complete so you don't need to be an olympic longjumper to get across but a little gymnastic ability will come in handy as it's not officially open with a 5 bar gate across it. However this did not prevent a succession of people coming across and limboing through the gate.


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Excellent! I shall go see myself this week.
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A bit late but the bridge was officially opened only last Friday. Took a walk with a friend yesterday all the way into Armação de Pêra, as obviously were a lot of others. The lagoon was very full but much of the water was a nasty greencolour. Algae?  There were very few birds around. The river under the bridge was flowing fast and showed why the bridge was needed.
















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Turtles are back in the lagoon. A couple of pictures taken last week by Bob D.




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