Peniche is a seaside township in Portugal. It has a large harbor and it is well known as a fishing town. One of the diamonds of Peniche is the baroque Misericordia Church in the main square, where you can admire the fantastic painted ceiling with scenes from the new testament. If you want to see an old prison, then you should visit the impressive 16th century fortress. It had been used as a prison by the secret police of dictator Salazar, where political opponents were jailed.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Long Bay, Anguilla, Anguilla
Anguillas’ white sandy beaches and turquoise seas will absolutely take your breath away. Long Bay is located on the eastern side of Meads Bay and on the western side of Crocus Bay. It’s a wonderful place for kitesurfing with a northeast wind in winter or with an east wind in summer. The intensity of the wind is approximately 25 knots in high season. There are two periods when the winds are pretty strong. The first one lasts from December to March and the second period lasts from June to July. The other months, the wind speed falls to 16 knots.
The average temperature is about 27.7˚C/81.8˚F during all year, with a difference of 3 points between the winter and the summer. The temperature of the water is about 1 to 2 points less. The style that kite-surfers may try is mostly free-ride, freestyle and bump and jump. The hurricane period that lasts from August to December affects the weather. The rainy days are about 14 during these months. The weather conditions nevertheless are not so strong in order to prevent kitesurfers from enjoying the sea.
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