Edge of the World

Cabo da Roca, Portugal
Jan 14, 2018

The tip of the westernmost part of continental Europe juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and waves pound the base of the cliffs. They dash onto the rocks throwing spray up in a cloud. The wind is sharp and cold and slices like a knife. It is a fitting place to call the end of the world.

And so it was thought in ancient times. A giant monument with a cross atop marks this place and a quote from the poet Luis Camoes reads “Where the land ends and the sea begins”. Edge of the world indeed.

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