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Hi TE friends

This is my first picture of the Lisbon TE meeting (27th of February). It was different but very interesting

We received in Portugal a lovely couple: Miguel (nszeretlek) and his wife Annette

In this meeting also participated Goncalo (Bluejeans), Filipe (Sacavem), Paulo (Juntas) and Cidalia Bolacha.

The weather was terrible as you can see in the picture: strong wind and rain.

In background, the Tagus River with waves

In the WS, You can see more 2 pictures os this meeeting

The quality of pictures is bad. I used my new Canera Nikon D90 but I could not use the raw format. I used the low quality JPEG format. I need to learn a lot about new toy

The Tagus is the longest river on the Iberian Peninsula. It measures 1,038 kilometers in length, 716 km of which are in Spain, 47 km as border between Portugal and Spain and the remaining 275 km in Portugal, where it empties into the Atlantic at Lisbon. It drains an area of 80,100 km² (the second largest in the Iberian peninsula after the Douro). The Tagus is highly utilized for most of its course. Several dams and diversions supply drinking water to most of central Spain, including Madrid, and Portugal, while dozens of hydroelectric stations create power. Between dams it follows a very constricted course, but after Almourol it enters a vast alluvial valley prone to flooding. Its mouth is a large estuary forming the best harbor in Europe, on which the port city of Lisbon is situated.
The source of the Tagus is the Fuente de García, in the Albarracín mountains. All its major tributaries enter the Tagus from the right (north) bank. The main cities it passes through are Aranjuez, Toledo, Talavera de la Reina and Alcántara in Spain, and Abrantes, Santarém, Almada and Lisbon in Portugal.

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