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  • Day535

    South to Setúbal & dinosaur footprints

    November 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    After a longer than expected stay in Nazaré, because there was so much to see around there and the weather was very changeable, we headed south to an Ecoparque site at Outão, on the Setúbal Peninsula, an hour from Lisbon.

    Our site, just outside the busy town and port of Setúbal (birthplace of José Mourinho) is set on the shores of the Sado estuary, home to bottlenose dolphins and flamingoes. We have a great view of the estuary and watch in amazement as ships, guided by local pilots, navigate through the sandbanks while locals fish with three rods from their pedalo canoes.

    Behind us is the Parque Natural da Arrábida, covering the 35km-long Serra da Arrábida mountain range, which provided us with panoramic vistas across to Lisbon on one side and the beaches and estuary on the other as we made our way across it on the motorbike in search of dinosaur footprints!

    We took the coast road as far as we could to Cabo Espichel and admired the lighthouse that stood tall above the sheer cliffs. It would have guided us, as it did many others, when we were making our journey south in the boat years earlier. It is in this area that it is possible to see dinosaur footprints embedded in the limestone cliffs but with neither time nor the weather for that on our side, we headed inland to a more accessible site at Zambujal.

    Years earlier, local quarrymen came across some strange markings in the stone they were working on. Further investigation revealed that these were dinosaur footprints that were 150 million years old! We couldn't even imagine something of that age but the storyboard explained how, from the footprints, the experts were able to work out the size, age and speed of the dinosaurs.

    The area is also full of gastronomic specialities so we could be here for some time........
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  • Day52

    Embrassez vous bordel de merde

    December 4, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    Zufällig auf dem Weg von Lissabon auf das ehemalige Fort mit seinen Kanonen gestoßen. Das Gelände ist frei zugänglich und die Bausubstanz ist gut. In Deutschland wär das längst eine Jugendherberge. Man hat einen herrlichen Blick auf die Halbinsel bei Setubal. Das war bis jetzt mein schönster Platz auf der Reise, weil sich Berge mit tollem Blick aufs Meer abwechseln.Read more

  • Day57

    Praia Da Figueirinha

    November 26, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Woke up to more rain this morning, last night's aire was ok for what it was, a place to spend the night, but with the prospect of a wet day and views of several blocks of flats we upped sticks and moved on. The drive was only about 30 minutes but we figured if we were going to be stuck indoors all day then we might as well be somewhere with a decent view. So glad we did. Parked up right on the beach with a lovely little restaurant and bar just few steps away, plus after a short while the sun came out and all was good in the world.Read more

  • Day58

    Praia Da Figueirinha

    November 27, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Decided to spend another day here as it was glorious sunshine when we woke up. Took a morning walk on the beach so Tess could have some time swimming then did the typical touristy thing. Deck chairs out, shorts on book in hand and the morning spent soaking up the sun. Think the locals that strolled past thought we were mad as they were all wearing coats, hats and scarves.
    Tomorrow we will try and find a parking spot in Setúbal as there's a market on.
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  • Day77


    October 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Heute netter Grill Nachmittag beim WoMo Nachbar. War sehr nett und der Wein war auch gut... 😆

  • Day75


    October 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute 27 Grad und so soll es die nächsten Tage bleiben.. 😎👍
    Sonnenuntergang von gestern und heute auf einem gemütlichem Platz 👏🌻🌴

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Outão, Outao

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