Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sagres and Cape Saint Vincent, Portugal, October 27, 2018

Lagos is about 47 km from Cape Saint Vincent which is a lighthouse on the western cliffs of Portugal-


My first stop though was at Sagres. There were a few boats in the marina-


The cliffs near the Fort are wonderful. It was so windy, sometimes I felt pushed along.  It had to be blowing 80 to 90 km/hour.  I'didn't want to get too close to the edge-


At the Sagres Fort-


there's a lighthouse amongst the limestone chunks that have been eroded by the wind and sea water-


There were a few fishermen on the edge of the cliffs and one reeled in a fairly big fish.  His friend had a green basket/net that he lowered out of sight to scoop up the fish-


Walking along, I thought I might have spotted Tom and Donna but didn't think that would be possible.  I had decided to send them an email when I got back to my room, asking if they'd been at the Fort when I saw them again heading to the exit!  What a nice surprise!

Old canons are lined up near the upper fort wall-


Leaving the parking lot, I saw an overland truck but no one was around to talk to so I don't know where they're going nor where they've been-


From Sagres, I went further west to Cape Saint Vincent for more great views-



Driving home, I stopped at Vila do Bisbo which was a white village with brown tile roofs up on a hill.  It looked so quaint.  There were a few more just like it along the way.

When I got back to my room, my main ceiling light bulb was burned out so I had to change rooms.  I asked to go upstairs but instead got this view, a brighter and bigger room and a better bed.  All thanks to a lightbulb-


I'm heading back towards Spain tomorrow, thinking I'll go as far as Faro.  I'm going to try and stay on the Isla de Faro, basically right on the water but time will tell.  Looking forward to reading the play by play of the Rider game that starts at midnight!

P..S.  My two favorite girls-


P.S.P.S.  My friend Donna just commented on my posts and sent a link that made me laugh-

Thanks Donna!



4 comments:

  1. I am so enjoying your posts Allison. I loved my travels through Portugal and your photos and descriptions bring back lovely memories. I came across this, http://www.incidentalcomics.com/2018/10/travelogue.html, in my feed today and it seemed coincidental as I follow your adventures.

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  2. Thanks Donna! That's the best! You do know there are no coincidences?

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  3. Wow! Awesome that our paths crossed again today! You're right.... no coincidences! We stayed in Sagres for linner (excellent seafood!) and once we got back to Lagos, hunkered down for the night. We saw the same overland truck on our way home. Quite unique! Feeling both tired and invigorated by the wind today.... Safe travels and we'll see you again! D/T

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