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Nazaré, Obidos and Sintra, Portugal, October 19, 2018

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I had a big day!  First it didn't help that I was awake at 5 am.  I was on the road by 9 and decided to check out lower Nazaré.  There were few people around so parking was simple.  They have a fish drying demonstration on the beach because they are trying to preserve the ancestral tradition where the men catch the fish and the wives dry them to sell.  There's netting all around the fish to keep the birds away-






Octopus-



One of the fisherman's wives, peddling her product-

Last night I stayed up on top of the plateau on the left.  The lighthouse is visible on the far left side.  It's not a tall lighthouse, more like a fort-

The waves weren't nearly as crazy on this beach as on the north shore yesterday-


Nazaré looks like a typical beach town-

I stopped in a shop to ask about the significance of the rooster to Portugal.  Legend says that years ago at a banquet hosted by a rich landowner in Barcelos, silver was stolen and one guest was accused of the theft.  He was tried by …