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Praia do Camilo

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  • Day6

    Another beach day

    February 15 in Portugal

    Well, not a bad way to spend Feb. 15. First, a long walk along the cliffs, then lunch in a pretty tourist trap-y kind of place, but then a wonderful boat ride through caves. Now we are in our second Algarve hotel, near Lagos but nearer to the beaches. About a ten minute walk from O Camilo, a great little restaurant on a beach where we had our first robalo this year.

    I learned a new word in Portuguese tonight, when our waiter asked if we wanted him to "despinhar" our lovely fish. So glad not to have to struggle to figure out how to get out all the spine and bones, though I did learn a lot by watching him. Joe had a desert of cake made with figs, almonds and carob beans, with a scoop of medronho (can’t find a word in English) sherbet on the side. So happy to be here!

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  • Day7

    Lagos and its rocks

    February 16 in Portugal

    Today we first headed to downtown Lagos. The first African slaves to be brought to Europe landed here in Lagos in the 1440s. The slave market building now has a small museum, and it was understated but dealt with the horror of it straight on. One display in particular hit me, playing a reading of a chronicler's account of how the families were broken up upon arrival here and the suffering he saw.

    After visiting a few churches and walking along the marina, we had a quick lunch in an outdoor cafe and then spent the rest of the afternoon walking on beaches and headlands in and out of more amazing rock formations. The weather was perfect once again and we soaked it all in. Nothing too strenuous, other than the ups and downs from beach to headlands (averaging 275 steps) and totally enjoyable.

    Another fish dinner awaits, but I am skeptical it can top last night at O Camilo (where we will return tomorrow night for our last night on the road before Lisbon).
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  • Day8

    South coast and west coast

    February 17 in Portugal

    Today we started at the fort that was possibly the site of Sir Henry the Navigator's school for "discoverers". From there we proceded a little bit west to the promontory that is possibly the southwesternmost tip of Europe. There we saw the beginning of the walking route, the Ruta Vicentina. I was tempted. Good lunch in a restaurant on the beach, and then left with a few hours and nothing to do.

    So, Joe suggested we head north, along the western side of the country. After about twenty minutes we saw a turnoff for "praias" (beaches) and took it. Well, it turned out to be a circular drive of about 8 miles that went from one gorgeous site to another. We even saw the remains of a 12C moorish fishing site

    The ocean was crashing and angry, the surfers were going at it, and the views were just amazing. We had never heard or read anything about this place, called Carrapateira, but I can't imagine why it isn't in the guides. It is gorgeous.

    Back in Lagos, getting ready for our last freshly caught sea bass (at least till we get to our favorite little restaurant in Lisbon tomorrow) at the Camilo Restarante, located at, appropriately, the Camilo Beach.
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  • Day11

    Beach Hopping

    July 16 in Portugal

    Heute haben wir in einem fantastischen Restaurant gefrühstückt namens Goji und haben dann beschlossen die Strände der Umgebung auszuchecken. Wir beide waren heute eher ko. Angekommen am Strand Camilo mussten wir feststellen, dass die Bilder von einsamen Buchten mit wunderschönen Felsformationen wohl um 5 Uhr früh aufgenommen wurden. Es ging zu wie am Stachus. Landschaftlich jedoch sehr schön. Es gibt auch Wege an den Klippen die man entlang klettern kann. Gefühlte 100 Stufen später haben wir uns dort für 1 Stunde hingelegt. Dann jedoch beschlossen noch an einem anderen Strand unser Glück zu versuchen. Am Praia do Canavial haben wir 10 min Fußweg in Kauf genommen und wurden mit einem nahezu verlassen Abschnitt des Strandes belohnt. Auch wenn es kurz Aufregung gab als die Flut wieder kam war es ein sehr schöner und entspannter Tag. Abends haben wir gekocht zusammen mit der Französin die heute auch im Gästehaus ankam und zum surfen in Lagos ist.
    Am Abend sind wir mit dem host Yannick essen gegangen (Vegi-Alternative hier: Nudeln mit Kräuter-Yummy!) und endeten den Abend im Black Cat. Der Heimweg wurde mit einer Show Einlage unsererseits gefüllt - turn around 🎶
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