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Staring at Infinity and the Sensation of Freedom

September 11, 2014
October 16, 2014

From Estoril, you can enjoy that incredibly scenic view of the ocean meeting the sky and it's so relaxing, soul-warming.
I enjoy staring out into infinity from the shore, whenever I get the chance.
Do you also do this from time to time?

Such an experience is more than just relaxing, it has therapeutic, purifying effect. And it refills your batteries and dissolves stress.

There is an almost deserted long concrete pier, stretching out towards the ocean, at Estoril...

Estoril pier

Staring at infinity...

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It's different than merely staring out from the shore. This pier seemingly gets you closer to infinity.

Away from the beaches noise, far from the crowds and the intense traffic, I've found myself in a serene moment.

Land's end

Land ends here... this is where the blue Atlantic carpet begins.

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From the rocky shore, it seemed like greater part of the World is out there. And, so it is, sine Earth is a planet of water, land is just 29 % of the surface.

Moments like these remind me of the ancient navigators and how they must have imagined "the edge of the World".

Ships near Estoril

Ships near the edge of the World

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Out in the distance, the sky and the watery carpet collide...

And you start thinking about it: there's a bigger World deep down there in the vast global ocean - we're mere "details" living on large dry islands of the blue watery planet.

Sailing ship at Estoril

Sailing towards edge of the World...

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Sailing ships delicately floating in the distance only add to the scenery's beauty.

At times I though of them as of butterflies sliding atop of the mild waves...

As opposed to the delicacy of the yachts with sails, the monolithic steel cargo ships feel heavy, almost life-less, but they too get dwarfed by the vast blue environment.

Immense blue ocean

Lonely steel ship dwarfed by the immense blue ocean

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Staring at infinity generated a strong sense of freedom.

Freedom, infinity and the nuances of colour blue pass together perfectly.

The scenic, stress-draining experience reminded me of last year's long Valencia beach walk.

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With a nuanced, even humorous approach to travel, an obsession for art and design, Escape Hunter prefers to travel slowly, in order to learn and "soak up" the local atmosphere...


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