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Nazaré

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  • Day12

    Porto to Nazaré

    April 29, 2017 in Portugal ⋅

    Got up early, walked over to parking garage and picked up car and headed out. No hassles on getting out of the garage. :) Plugged in Nazarè as our first point and off we went. About 145 mile drive to Nazarè As we drove, we noticed there were quite a few people of all ages walking along the road wearing bright green safety vests. They went on for miles and miles and miles. Janet suggested they were walking towards Fatima. I had my doubts, but a text message using WhatsApp to our hostess in Porto revealed that Janet was correct! And to think that this goes on day in and day out! Impressive. We had thought about heading to Fatima but time was important and we had been to shrines before so we decided to keep heading towards the seaside town of Nazaré, one of the most popular towns along the Costa de Prata (the Silver Coast of Portugal) - a town of fishermen where the women used to head to the sea to wait on their returning men and are known for their tradition of wearing a skirt with 7 petticoats to keep warm. Janet's eagle eye spotted a few of these ladies. I was struck by all the whitewashed buildings and brilliant sun and sea - for some reason , it made me feel like I was in Greece. Using Yelp, found a great place to eat - friendly hosts and very busy restaurant (http://bit.ly/2rnaLhN). After lunch, strolled the beachfront a bit, buying some souvenirs, taking pictures and wishing we had much longer to stay. This would be an ideal beachtown for a vacation.Read more

  • Day2

    Nazaré, Portugal

    February 21, 2018 in Portugal ⋅

    From Madrid we head straight to Nazare. The way was nice and when we finally got to the coast, we entered the town of Nazare. This place is known for the biggest waves in the world, that sometimes are as high as 30 meters. We didn't got to see the real massive waves, but still 6-7 m is still impressive.Read more

  • Day4

    Portuguese Lesson #3

    May 5, 2018 in Portugal ⋅

    You will learn more swear words on a Saturday night watching a soccer game than in the school yard.

    A quiet Liquor Beirão after a lovely Robalo grelhado (charcoal grilled sea bass) watching the final minutes of todays hotly contested soccer game in a very interesting bar ...

  • Day28

    Nazare action

    August 16, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Supposedly one of the most popular resorts in Portugal. Very vibey promenade, and a beautiful beach. Chilly though. We all have long sleeve T-shirts on today. It’s where the world serve Championships often held. Google the waves!

  • Day143

    Nazare

    October 14, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Travelled here after the storm through areas which had seen much damage. Many trees down and power lines too. We thought this coastal site may have seen some damage but other than a few small branches not much had been sustained.
    We set up, met up with Mike and Kerry who we had previously noticed in St Vicente and enjoyed a coffee with them. We then walked to the Norte beach - famous for its surfing waves and up to Sitio above at the top of the cliff. The sea was pretty spectacular but no surfers out - the big wave season runs through winter.
    We had our first morning of rain for some time so we set off to have a look around somof the surrounding area. The church at Alcobaca attached to the monanstry is spectacular and the town overlooked by an old castle which we walked up to.
    Caldas da Rainha an old spa town.
    Sao Martinho do Porto where in the afternoon we walked along the beach in sunshine.
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  • Day3

    No place like home - A Tasquinha, Nazaré

    May 4, 2018 in Portugal ⋅

    12 months go by and the memories of the food don’t disappoint. A Cataplana (silver dish) is like a seafood stew - there is no limit to the type of seafood - it is just freshly caught! And for Kim and I - the amazing Carne de Porco a Alentejana (pork and clams with potatoes) which I have antihistamines before I eat it so I don’t die 🤪Read more

  • Day1

    First day in Nazaré

    May 2, 2018 in Portugal ⋅

    After a long flight via Dubai and London we flew into Lisbon. Arranged phone SIMs and a hire car and drove straight out to Nazaré. Picked up the keys to our apartment, picked up Dad from his house and went out to one of our 3 favourite restaurants in Nazare for some beautiful fresh fish.

  • Day2

    Portuguese Lesson #1

    May 3, 2018 in Portugal ⋅

    O espaço de estacionamento é opcional
    Parking bays are optional

    In Portugal you can (and they do) park anywhere. Don't be surprised if you find double parking in a narrow lane way. It is perfectly acceptable to double park, whilst you have your morning coffee and pastry.

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