Sagres / Cabo San Vicente: The Edge of the Earth

Trip Start May 15, 2008
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Trip End Jul 24, 2008


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Flag of Portugal  , Algarve,
Sunday, June 8, 2008

At 7, we headed for Sagres, the tiny town on the very tip of Portugual, to watch the sunset to the west over the Atlantic.  It was truly one of the most inspiring places I've ever been.  I can imagine how people used to think that this, the corner of the Iberian Peninsula, marked the edge of the earth.
We got there about 45 minutes before sunset, which allowed us to explore the area of Cabo Vicente a bit before settling down on the cliffs over the sea to watch the sunset.  It was such a clear night and truly beautiful to watch.  The only downside was that it was incredibly, incredibly windy, and thus freezing cold out there on the cliffs.
Anyways, if you are in the area, I'd say that you have to go to see the magnificent cliffs rising out of the Atlantic, and that sunset is a perfect time to go.  It's only about 45 minutes by car away from Lagos.
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