I parked, you can just about park anywhere without a problem - 2 deep, on a corner, on a boulevard, one on each side of the street with just enough room for a car to pass between, it doesn't really matter, and ended up at the steps up to the university where I'd been last night. There's a great pastry shop next door so I had a piece of chocolate cake with lime filling - it was so good, a beer and a baked spinach and cheese pie, all for under $6. The baking is so fresh and real - no cake mixes or Dream Whip or Cool Whip used here. I then seemed to zigzag through town, I'm not sure if mapsme was making sure I saw everything or if it truly was the way out, but eventually I was on the freeway, heading to Nazaré. It got warmer and warmer and clearer and clearer the closer I got to the Atlantic. Traffic was light too which I liked. The drivers are absolutely crazy. The speed limit is 120 but if you drive that, you better stay in the far right lane. I drove up to 140 and was passed like I was idling on the shoulder. And, touch wood, I haven't seen an accident.
My room in Nazaré is in a house that was hard to find, but it's just steps to the main square and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré-
Inside is typical but at least it didn't cost anything to enter. The columns are in Solomonic style and from the 17th century-
There are blue tiles on the corridors of the Sacristy dating from 1714-
And a much smaller pipe organ compared to yesterday-
I walked through the square and looked over the wall - so gorgeou!
Nazaré has the biggest waves in the world, sometimes up to 20 meters. A local told me they were only about 7-8 meters today and it was too windy so there were no surfers. Apparently in 2011, American Garret McNamara set the world record surfing a 78 foot wave here and in 2013 shattered his own record by surfing a 100 foot wave at this very beach-