The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.
Whilst I was in Portugal, we crossed this very pretty bridge, just east of PortimÃ£o, on our way to Slide & Splash (I suppose we probably crossed it on the way back too, but I was fast asleep). The thing…
Tuesday, 20th September 2005
This is Cabo Da Roca (Cape Roca), Portugal, which is the very westernmost point of mainland Europe. You can see the lighthouse perched on the cliff-top, and also what looks like a viewing area on the cliff-edge. Doesn’t look very…
Wednesday, 7th September 2005
Portugal has some pretty cool bridges! First up is the ArrÃ¡bida Bridge over the Douro River in Porto. The bridge is 493 metres long, and at the time of its construction in 1963 it had the largest concrete span of…
Monday, 8th August 2005
Previously on Google Sightseeing