Photographer's Note

Continued from Near the End of a World NOT in collision.

Paleoclimate and Climate
Ever since the begin of the current climate on Earth (1), these two coasts stand, among any of the mildest coasts of the world (2), for the most dramatic gradient of climate change at sea level (3),  measured along the coastline which has the Sagres Promontory as pivotal point (4).

The climate gradient pales in comparison with the geological gradient though.
A world covered by the sediments of the Flood but which was never torn apart (5), stands now face to face with a diametrically opposite world. (6)

Notes (covering also the topics of Discovery of Earth, Garden of Eden and remnants, end of age of dinosaurs, mammoths and of Atlantis)
1 - The current climate begun the day the siberian mammoths froze in a matter of hours, about 3,000 years ago.

2- The mildest parts of the Algarve are (except for the windy Garden Route, South Africa and southern California, year-round bathed by a cold ocean current) the only location on top of the list of the mildest coasts of the world not located on a remote oceanic subtropic island. Even today just a few people live on those islands, exactly as you would expect from the remnants of the Garden of Eden, meant to be void of Humans until the most extraordinary voyage in the History of Mankind begun (4).

3 - Average maximum temperature in the warmest month, directly at the seashore, is under 23°C at Cape Saint Vincent, just north from Sagres, under 24°C at the Promontory of Sagres, and above 27°C at the Lagos city beach.  4°+C where only 20 km direct line separate begin and end.

4- Sagres was also the pivotal point of the most extraordinary voyage in the History of Mankind. Over 360°, beginning 1415 with Prince Henry, the Navigator and ending with Magellan more than 100 years later.

5 - The Real Geological Clock of that world, same coast, further east.

6 - The world where the ground suddenly moves up and down dozens, hundreds or even a few thousand meters, at different angles.
The world which emerged at the last day of the age of the dinosaurs.
The world where later the continent of Atlantis sank.

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