Surf's Up!!

Trip Start Dec 05, 2011
Trip End Feb 23, 2012

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Flag of Portugal  , Algarve,
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today we explored the west coast beaches and went to the most south westerly point of mainland Europe, Cape St. Vincent, with its old fortress, now a museum. Apart from a lighthouse there is little to see except today was a particularly clear day so we could see all along the coast.
On the way we stopped at Espiche to see if they had a post office and there was a little market where I haggled for the price on a tablecloth from 10 to 8 euros I was probably still done but she did throw in a pair of knickers as well which were rather large; never mind they might come in handy for hang- gliding.
We saw lots of hang-gliders off the cliff from the beach at Castelejo as well as lots of surfers; a very popular beach with some interesting rock formations not unlike the pancake rocks we saw in New Zealand. I found a heart shaped stone to go with the collection I have at home from all the places we have visited; we always seeem to find one on every beach. Cordoma beach was much the same; a surfers paradise and we made up our minds that on the next sunny day we will come more prepared with wetsuits and a picnic.
We met a very chatty parrot in Sagres who entertained us while we had a coffee and watched the fishing boats coming and going. Further along at Beliche there was an old fortress nearly tumbling into the sea. We wouldn't be surprised to find it gone in a couple of years as the cliff erosion here is quite severe.
We came back to catch the last of the sun on the sun loungers by the pool and to have a jacuzzi, we've been told to expect rain on Monday and Tuesday so we're glad we managed to get out and about today.
We have had fantastic weather on this holiday so far with almost 5 weeks of continuous sunshine so we can't grumble if we get a little rain.

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Fran & Parry on

Just back to PN so have caught up with all your adventures - sounds fun . Enjoy & safe travel x

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