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Mafra Municipality

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  • Day20

    Geheimplatzerl😍

    October 19 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Look at this!🤩

    Ein neuer Wahnsinns Spot wo wir heute wieder stehen dürfen. Dieser Parkplatz ist ganz selten besucht, da die Straße sehr holprig zum fahren ist. Zum Glück ist unser T4 schön hoch, deswegen war das kein Problem hier her zu kommen!
    Den Abend haben wir mit einem Fußball Match und feinen Abendessen mit anschließendem Käse-Wein Dessert ausklingen lassen.😋
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    Tanja Jannasch

    Schon ein bisserl kitschig 🤪😍🔝

    10/20/21Reply
    Nicco Huber

    Darf auch nicht fehlen🤣

    10/20/21Reply
    Silvia Huber

    Schlafts jetzt zu dritt im Auto?

    10/20/21Reply
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  • Day147

    Surfcamp - São Lourenço

    October 30 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Haben wir uns zum Geburtstag geschenkt, damit wir unsere Surfskills erweitern und damit wir in Sachen Surfspots in Portugal etwas Nachhilfe bekommen.
    😍 Wir haben endlich mal wieder eine eigene Dusche!!! Mit Warmwasser!!! 😌 Ein Traum

    Die kommende Woche wird auf jeden Fall spannend… Surfcamp Mellowmove mit täglich 4-5 Stunden Surfkurs 😎

    Das Wetter 👉🏼 Mittlerweile hat es sich wieder ganz schön zugezogen und der Starkregen und Sturm der seit zwei Tagen wüstet ist nun auch hier in der Ecke angekommen…
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  • Day46

    Volltreffer

    November 1 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Die Regentage haben wir optimal in Ericeira ausgesessen. Das hat uns wirklich sehr gut hier gefallen. Weiter geht es nur ein paar Kilometer nach Mafra zur Besichtigung des Weltkulturerbe Palácio Nacional de Mafra, zu deutsch Nationalpalast von Mafra, das ist die größte Schloss- und Klosteranlage Portugals.
    Einfach riesig.
    Der Volltreffer kommt aber erst auf der Weiterfahrt zum westlichsten Punkt Europas, denn da haben wir Feindkontakt mit einem entgegen kommenden Lieferwagen. Das kostet leider fast den Außenspiegel, da beide heftig auf der engen Straße kollidiert sind. Zum Glück ist der Spiegel nicht komplett zerstört und mit reichlich Panzertape kann das zumindest notdürftig repariert werden und sehen kann man immerhin auch noch etwas im Spiegel. Ein Fall für die Kasko.
    Also weiter. Wir fahren nach Cabo da Roca, dem westlichsten Punkt Europas. Heute an Allerheiligen gut besucht, bekommen wir trotzdem einen Parkplatz und erholen uns erst einmal von dem Schreck. Das Wetter jedenfalls spielt mit.
    Wir fahren noch ein wenig weiter und finden an der Küste an einem Leuchtturm einen tollen Platz. Ob wir hier ohne Besuch der Polizei und ohne Bußgeld möglicherweise über Nacht stehen bleiben können?
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    openend

    Wär ja schon schön😎

     
  • Day42

    Paradies

    October 28 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    für Wellenreiter ist nicht nur Nazare, sondern insbesondere auch Ericeira.
    Wollen wir etwa doch noch Wellensurfen lernen, oder warum sind wir jetzt hier?
    Es gibt zwei Antworten. Die eine lautet: das ist einfach ein mega spannender Ort. Hier treffen sich zahllose Surfer aus der ganzen Welt und das gibt dem Ort schon einen besonderen Flair. Und die zweite Antwort: Ericeira hat auch eine interessante Altstadt.
    Ach ja, der Hauptgrund ist eigentlich: Regen!
    Der hat sich für die kommenden 4 Tage angesagt und das wollen wir lieber hier auf dem Campingplatz aussitzen. Da haben wir dann auch genug Strom und können die Zeit dann schon irgendwie gut nutzen. Außerdem gibt es hier alles was es braucht. Ein großer Lidl, alternativ Aldi oder Intermarche und auch eine Tankstelle mit LPG zum Aufladen unseres Gastanks.
    Wir nutzen auf jeden Fall noch einmal die Sonne und Wärme und besichtigen Ericeira, bevor der Regen kommt.
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    naturweltenbummler

    Das ist ein schöner möglicher Stopp für unsere Tour nächtes Jahr. Müssen ja das Bodyboarding fleissig üben. 😎

    10/28/21Reply
    Happy-Womo

    Regen? Das kann man sich bei den Bildern gar nicht vorstellen 🤔😂

    10/28/21Reply
     
  • Day43

    Regen - na und?

    October 29 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Ein weiterer Tag in Ericeira. In der Nacht hat es ordentlich geregnet, eine Überraschung war das jedoch nicht. Am Vormittag nutzen wir eine Regenpause zu einem erneuten Spaziergang in die Altstadt. Uns gefällt es hier ausgesprochen gut. Trotz der vielen Surftouristen, wird hier gelebt und gearbeitet, anders als in Obidos, was letztlich nur noch ein Museum für die Touristen war. Also noch ein paar Filme und Fotos gemacht, außerdem haben wir am Campingplatz Strom und Internet. Also kann man das schon mal aushalten. Wir haben erst einmal 2 Tage verlängert, denn besser wird das Wetter jetzt erst einmal nicht.Read more

  • Day29

    Ericeira, the surfing capital of portuga

    October 31 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 19 °C

    After moving Wanda late yesterday evening because of the noisy people Wanda got a real battering from the wind and rain and when we woke up our leisure battery power was minimal, although we had cained the power by watching dvds for 6 hours and Russ had a shower.
    We looked on park4night for a camp with a hook up and found one in the surfing capital of Portugal, Ericiera.
    We drove the 20 miles in the rain and wind and checked in. The lady at reception said we had the spot until 9pm the next day so that would give us plenty of time to charge the batteries.
    We found a spot in the camping car area and it was full of vanlifers and surfers so we parked at the end furthest from the toilets, hooked up and then waited for the rain to stop while we had a cup of tea.
    When the rain finally stopped just before midday we wandered down into the main town, it was obviously once a fishing village with tiny cobbled backroads and one way streets and in the centre there was a square surrounded by trees and the shops were set around that. It was a beautiful little town set out with cafes and surf shops and it reminded me of Cromer.
    After the walk we went back to Wanda, Ellie washed her hair and used the showers and then we watched the universe with Brian Cox and that sent us both to sleep.
    Then we walked down to the beach and climbed across the rocks to watch the surfers before finally coming back to Wanda and put on Dexter on DVD while we had the power to do so.
    For dinner we went to the local Pizzaria and ordered a smoky bacon pizza which was lovely and filled us both up.
    We had,had a very lazy day and it was well needed, we were both very relaxed and felt less rushed as the weather, and waiting to see the wolves tomorrow had forced us to slow down.
    We decided we would have a lazy morning tomorrow before heading to the wolf sanctuary tomorrow evening and then back to Mafra to sleep because after tomorrow we would be back on the road.
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  • Day28

    The Palace and Bascilica Of Mafra

    October 30 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Last night we got a real battering from a storm, the wind picked up and the rain lashed it down for hours. It was so hard Wanda’s walls were flexing which made the plastic on the kitchen window squeak so first thing this morning Russ superglued it to the wall so now it can’t move.
    In the car park where we slept there is a little coffee shop so we stopped in there at 9am and the selection was pretty small so we had what we think was some kind of pecan pastry slice. Then we bought tickets to the palace at €6 euro each and ventured inside.
    It was the palace of the former royal family who had to abandon it when Portugal became a republic sometime around 1909. It was absolutely vast, they even had there own balconies to enter the adjoining church so they didn’t have to mingle with the paupers during mass. Huge paintings hung in almost every room of famous scenes throughout history and godly scenes from the bible of angels worshiping the royal family. It was very extravagant and lots of the rooms seemed to be there for nothing other than a walkway to another room but I suppose that’s where the servants would stand and wait to be called upon.
    From the palace we walked around Mafra for 30 minutes looking at the local shops and streets until the bascillica opened and then we went in there for free. The church again was huge and we saw the upper balconies that the royals would use during prayers. There were lots of side rooms off of the main church and each one had a huge stone statue or medallion inside of a patron Saint so depending on what you were praying for or believed in you could pray to that Saint, it was all very elaborate and must have cost a fortune.
    From there we went back and collected Wanda, and drove to the intermarchè about 5 minutes away and done our washing and drying and got some shopping and then we came back to the palace car park dumped our grey water and filled up with fresh water. At 2pm right on que it started raining again and the wind picked up, we settled in for the rest of the day watching Dexter on dvd until some Dutch people turned up in a motorhome next to us who were very noisy. At 9pm as we started to run out of power they opened a bottle of wine and got louder so we moved Wanda to the other side of the car park where it was a lot quieter.
    If the weather holds dry tomorrow we’ve found a couple of free interesting places to explore so fingers crossed that we can get out and stretch our legs, and hope we get a night with no squeaks tonight.
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  • Day181

    Ericeira

    August 21, 2020 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    TireMoni ist toll. Zeigt mir schon seit einiger Zeit zu wenig Luft hinten links außen an. Also alle vier hinteren mal auf 5,3 Bar gesetzt. Nach 5 Minuten Fahrt geht der Alarm los. Hinten rechts verliert er Luft. Offenbar durch den Sensor, denn nach aufpumpen und Sensor durchpusten, ging es wieder....

    Nun gut, für die 160 Kilometer hierher habe ich auch nur 3,5 Stunden gebraucht. Manchmal sollte ich echt Mautstraßen nehmen, aber hey, dann hätte ich ja die Serpentinrn, die kleinen Dörfer, den Nebel und/oder den Regen oben in den Bergen verpasst. Wohlmöglich sogar noch eine Menge Sprit gespart. Andererseits will man ja auch was sehen.

    Fotos gibt es morgen. Man müsste das Meer zwar vom Platz aus sehen können, aber nicht bei diesem Scheißwetter. Dafür hört man die Wellen..

    So. Lange geschlafen, die Sonne scheint, Luftfeuchtigkeit extrem hoch und Salma will nur rennen.
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    Ganz andere Landschaft / das Bild hat sich total verändert [Nicole]

    8/21/20Reply

    wunderschön... [katja]

    8/22/20Reply
     
  • Day27

    The Tapada Nacianal Park

    October 29 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    This morning I woke up really early, 6am for some reason and the weather was set to be crap for the whole day.
    Once again the weather man had it wrong and by sunrise, 8am, what little rain we had,had was clearing and I was out shooting the Vasco de Gamma bridge again.
    We couldn’t believe how the people in Lisbon lived. The car park we had slept in was free, and set in the most beautiful park set under the bridge. There were public football pitches, glass walled tennis courts and a wooden boardwalk that run the whole length of the river that everyone could walk or run on or even bike.
    Even late last night as I was shooting long exposures at 10pm teenagers were walking arm in arm together down the boardwalk. It really is a city of fitness.
    We stayed in Wanda until 11am and after having breakfast we set off down the boardwalk to find the cable cars.
    Then we took the 10 minute cable car ride over the river viewing the marina front and the city behind until we landed the other side of the marina. And then we just walked for an hour. Had a light lunch, killed some time and took the cable car back.
    We were really impressed with Lisbon.
    From Lisbon, we took the A21 to Maifra, and the tapada National Park. It was raining but only gently and it was on and and it was still warm so we decided to take the blue walk of 5km through the old hunting grounds of the Maifra palace. It was a beautiful walk and we saw hundreds of deer, wild boar and even a treecreeper and what made it better was the fact we had the whole place to ourselves.
    Just as we reached Wanda it started to rain and the wind started to get up, we took a 15 minute drive through the hilly town and found our camp spot for the night. Free of charge at the Maifra palace. We squeezed Wanda inbetween 6 Dutch motorhomers and settled in. It was getting very windy and the rain was now lashing down and Wanda was rocking. It was going to be an exciting night.
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  • Day30

    Ruínas do Sanatório Albergaria Grandella

    November 1 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    We had a lazy morning as planned today. Ellie cleaned Wanda’s floors, I had a shower and then we filled Wanda’s water tanks. Just before midday we set off in search of an old sanitarium. When we found it on the edge of the village of lousa there were runners doing time trials and to our dismay the path ran right through the middle of it.
    We parked up and started walking up to the walls and could see the markers for the runners but there was no one there to stop us so in we went.
    It was an amazing building not only to photograph but just to walk around. Arched doorways and pointing walls, the whole place was like a maze and at one point I lost Ellie completely. During that time I found tunnels that led right underneath and they were like cloisters and I actually managed to get all the way through.
    As we were about to leave 2 runners came back from where they had run to and they were collecting the markers so as they left I got the drone out and done some aerial photography, it looked even better from the air.
    From lousa, we drove back to the car park at Mafra where we had stayed before. Made a cup of tea and chilled for half an hour before we went to the wolf sanctuary.
    There’s no way Wanda was going to get up the road to the sanctuary so we had to walk the last 3/4 mile uphill on a cobbled road and got there at exactly 4:30pm, just as the guide was starting.
    Sara, our guide was excellent. She first spoke in portugese and then English for us but she did stay with Ellie and I and we got to ask her lots of questions on the route, but to our utter disappointment we didn’t see any wolves.
    Leaving the sanctuary we walked back to Wanda in the dark and then returned to Mafra where we would spend the night for the last time. Tomorrow we will be moving area.
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Mafra, Mafra Municipality