River Douro - Clear blue

River Douro - Clear blue

A view across the River Douro as it nears the end of its journey to the Atlantic Ocean. This is the last section of the river between the Arrabida bridge and Foz do Porto.

On a sunny day like this with clear blue sky the water looks fairly tempting. However, I don't know what the water quality is like these days, probably much improved, but I would still guess it has a fair way to go before I'd want to swim here!


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