Residencia do Sul
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We decided to leave Peniche not waiting for benign winds - no point as it looks like the Low over the Azores is here to stay, so we left early morning and headed for Cascais where we would be able to anchor overnight.
The anchorage is by the marina and was quite busy. There was a bit of a swell so there was a ...
... and is constructed with a beautiful dome. It is next to a huge "flea" market with many, many small “entrepreneurs” selling a world collection of “used treasures”. We walk past the hundreds of street vendors on our way to the St Jorge Castle, stopping at a small cafeteria for lunch.
The queue is perhaps 15 minutes. It appears that most of the queues we encounter are caused by the ...
... as it was known at the time. We could see back to the Jeronimus Monastery, and the 25 th April Bridge. This bridge was built in 1966 along the lines of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and takes its name from the date of the 1974 Revolution (1 casualty only) when Portugal became a Republic. It is the second longest suspension bridge in Europe. Also visible was the 360 foot statue of Jesus Christ, this time based on the one in Rio de Janeiro. It was paid for by the women ...
... by world wars so perhaps more of their monuments, buildings, etc stand today? Three hundred years ago, the largest earthquake occurred here though so some places are "only" almost 300 years old.
Our room faces a square and a thousand-year old castle. We are in the top part of a ...
... to return again one day...
# of countries: 4
# of cities: 14
# of planes: 2
# of trains: 4
# of buses: 13
# of taxis: 2
# of beers: 11 (Another version of the Super Bock and a Sagres)
# of monies found: 8.05 Peruvian Soles, 5 American Cents, 1 Canadian Cent, 10 Bolivian cents
# of times we did laundry: 1
# of languages we can say butterfly in: 2 (Spanish - Mariposa, Portugese - Borboleta)
Next stop: Madrid, Spain