Sea cliff gullies, Costa da Galé, Portugal
by Jana Eichel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Portuguese coast between Setúbal and Sines is partly made up of seacliffs of up to 50 ms height, which consist of poorly consolidated sediments (clay, sand, fine pebbles). These are strongly eroded and make up a spectacular gully landscape. While gullies are eroding more and more inland and limit vegetation development, alluvial fans are produced at the sandy beach. This picture was taken at the beach near the Praia da Galé campsite, where (at least for a geomorphologist) the view inland is much more impressive than towards the sea.
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