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Travel Blogs from Fátima
... and taking a long lunch. But we still made it to the Atlantic Ocean! The beach in Pedrogão is pretty nice, I was able to test ride my bike almost fully loaded along the shore and into the pine forest for my upcoming Mulhouse - Warsaw bike trip. Tomorrow, we shall sleep in Lisbon, ...
We left Nazare, to travel inland to this small campsite run by a Dutch couple. It promised peace and relaxation. We were very surprised to find it was not far from a motorway junction!
However we soon found it was like camping in ...
... it is safe to swim, but there are championship surfing beaches. Just up the coast from Nazare, in the recent spring storms there was a 100ft high wave - you may have seen pictures in the press or on TV.
we left Nazare to drive some distance to our next site near Pombal.
The Throne of Portugal was fought over for many years. A decisive battle was fought on Aug 14th 1385, between Spanish forces and the Portuguese led by Joao.
Facing impossible odds, Joao struck a deal with the Virgin Mary, he would build a magnificent abbey ...
... could actually see the heavenly visitor and only Lucia could hear and communicate with her, the news spread rapidly.
The children were arrested and interrogated, but refused to change their story! Over 70,000 people attended the October visitation and witnessed the 'Miracle of the Sun'.
Eyewitnesses described the sun like a fireball, shooting multi coloured beams ...
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