Nazaré Municipality

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  • Day143


    October 14 in Portugal

    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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  • Day367

    Portugal, Nazaré

    September 27 in Portugal

    Hoch oben auf dem Felsen ist ein altes Fort, welches sich ganz dem Phänomen des "Nazaré Canyon" und den angeblich weltweit größten Wellen widmet. Es sind Surfbretter von bekannten Wellenreitern ausgestellt, die hier in Nazaré auf den gewaltigen Wellen gesurft sind. Auch die Entstehung solcher Naturgewalten wurde erklärt.
    (Googlt einfach mal "Nazaré Wellenreiter", echt beeindruckend!!)
    Die Monsterwellen konnten wir leider nicht sehen, da diese immer Ende Herbst auftreten. Und dann hat man von dem Fort aus die beste Sicht. Vom Strand aus haben wir einen kleinen Vorgeschmack bekommen (vorletztes Bild).
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  • Day365

    Portugal, Nazaré

    September 25 in Portugal

    Vor einem Jahr hat meine Reise begonnen :-)

    Nazaré ist ein nettes Fischerörtchen, welches bei Surfern durch die "Monsterwellen" im Herbst/Winter bekannt ist. Da die Gassen alle sehr schmal sind, ist es ruhig, schattig und wenig touristisch (bis auf die 3-4 Haupttouristraßen). Sardinen sind/waren anscheinend in ganz Portugal Grundnahrungsmittel. Früher wurden diese zu Haltbarkeit in der Sonne getrocknet. Der getrocknete Fisch kann roh (geschreddert), gekocht oder gegrillt gegessen werden.
    An jeder Ecke bekommt man frisch gegrillten Fisch, standardmäßig mit Kartoffeln und Salat. Die Restauranttküchen sind oftmals einfach an der Hauswand in der Straße. Auch die Einheimischen stellen ihren Grill vor die Haustür oder auf das Fensterbrett.
    Dadrüber, an den Hauswänden, ist die Wäscheleine gespannt, so dass der Grillgeruch nachts auch nicht fehlt ;-)
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  • Day161

    Making Progress

    September 23, 2017 in Portugal

    We are now in Nazare in Portugal, site of a very famous surfing photo, i have been told, of someone Macnamara? Today was our nicest cruise since arriving in the country, the light fog cleared the sun came out and we could see the coast, not that there was much to see except sand dunes. At one stage on the plotter set to 8nautical miles there was only blue, sea and yellow, land, no towns, headlands or other features.
    From Porto we headed to Aviero and the Bay Sao Jacinto foggy trip but we arrived just before hightide so entering the harbour was OK except for all the locals in their little speed boats fishing making it a slalom course. Anchored up fine and had a quiet night. Leaving however, now that was more interesting, the book suggested that just before high tide was best time to enter and leave as that was slack water but high tide was at 04:25 and in the dark was also not recommended so we left about 9:00. Well some of you know that the boats top speed is about 7knots but we were making 11! Then harbour control advise us to wait as a cargo boat and large fishing vessel are coming in Great, we did manage to tuck in out of their way then we ploughed into the overfalls , JVK says like at Roustel, the sea was still a mess 2 miles out. Things stayed unpleasant all day so it was a relief to arrive at Figuera de Foz and tie up for the night. This afternoon we walked into town and as its saturday John had a G&T we saw the fish out to dry and headed back.
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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 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

  • Day27

    Sleepover day 27

    August 15 in Portugal

    We are here because we saw a video on Facebook of Huge surf. Very foggy today. Not a great beach day. We also managed to park on top of an answer this last night so had a proper infestation this morning. Oscar also wet the bed, and then got into our Bed and then wet that so we’ve had to have a proper Spring clean.Read more

  • Day4

    Portuguese Lesson #3

    May 5 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 ...

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