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Vila Nova de Milfontes

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  • Day63

    Milfontes

    July 10 in Portugal

    Nach der überfüllten Algarve geht es jetzt an die Westküste Portugals. Hier in diesem Bereich der Küste gibt es noch relativ wenig Tourismus. Wir fahren nach Milfontes. Der Ort ist sehr beliebt, da hier ein Fluss ins Meer mündet. Die Wassertemperatur ist gleich deutlich angenehmer. Auf unserem Weg hierher sind fast alle Strommasten mit einem Storchennest gekrönt. Wahnsinn wie viele Störche es hier gibt! Wir sind am Campingplatz fast die einzigen, die nicht aus Portugal kommen. Bereits vormittags werden die Grills angeschmissen. Wir entspannen uns hier zwei Tage. An einem Tag haben wir eine kleine Radtour gemacht und sind begeistert von den Stränden zwischen den Klippen. Hier kann man wirklich einen ganzen Strand für sich haben.Read more

  • Day19

    Verstecktes Schiffswrack

    September 8, 2017 in Portugal

    Einfach Wahnsinn wie es da so liegt. Schiffswracks haben alle ihre ganz besondere Geschichte und eine einzigartige Ausstrahlung. Das frag es sehr gut versteckt und wirklich nur auffindbar wenn man den genauen Ort weiß.

  • Day124

    Traveling the western coast of Portugal

    April 23, 2017 in Portugal

    Got up early and left the apt in Lisbon around 7:45 to catch the metro to the airport. Not many people out on a Sunday morning. Smooth sailing on the metro. Arrived airport aroun 8:55. Got the rental picked up- had a good sandwich at the airport. Took a few minutes to figure out Bluetooth on the car (in Portuguese). Left the airport trying to use GPS. Always hate leaving new airports - GPS was lagging a bit and confusing us. Finally got out of there and hit the road. We had Zips set for no toll roads but again, the lag made us miss an exit and then suddenly we were at toll booth trying to read Portuguese. No attendant. Finally threw some money at it and the gate lifted. Then we finally noticed the e-toll transponder at the top of the windshield and realized we were supppsed to be in a different lane for it to pop up. Crazy.

    Once on the back roads we were all good.

    As we drove south along country roads, we passed through miles and miles of cork forests. (http://portuguese-american-journal.com/portugal-names-sobreiro-its-national-tree/). You could see where the bottom half of the trees had been stripped. Also passed through some areas of olive trees.

    In Vila Nova de Milfontes , we ended up by chance (thanks to Yelp), eating at a great seafood restaurant on the beach. Wonderful grilled sea bass, potatoes,salad, wine (too much wine) . I'm telling you Google Maps , Yelp, and Trip Adviser are good friends to have on the road. And it's nice to have an always available Internet connection, although that does set me back $10/day, but I have a lot of data with Verizon and that $10 is using my home data allowance, so I can use it without worrying about it.

    Anyway, back in the car, we continue southward - at one point climbing into the hill town of Alijezur which has these homes perched on the side of a hill with incredibly narrow streets and 90 degree turns - once up there and in the middle of it, we wondered if we were ever going to get out!

    After departing Alijezur, we headed for Lagos and landed there about 7pm. Nice property with beautiful landscaping and very nice check-in person who went out of his way to make us welcome and give us some good tips. After that - we chilled.
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  • Day40

    Vila Nova de Milfontes

    July 15, 2017 in Portugal

    We wanted to detour to Vila Nova de Milfontes, a small town that is apparently a seaside destination for Portuguese tourists (many from Lisbon). Its holiday time here so booking accomodation was difficult, and we eventually accepted the offer of a guesthouse (that was full) to arange a room with the owner's sister (Fernanda). The room was very lovely and the house very spic and span - and also our hosts at this house (including husband Luis) seemed very nice. We had a nice lunch, meandered around the town, checked in and then went to a local eatery (that was very busy) for grilled seafood with a largely Portuguese crowd. The town has an nice (if not spectacular) old centre but many lovely sandy beaches along the river and sea so it is easy to see the reason for its popularity. Oh yes..the water is still COLD!Read more

  • Day6

    Meh...nada de especial... Só uma demonstração da geologia e poder da natureza em ação a esculpir a encosta... Nem um McDonalds nem um Starbucks para uma pausa para tomar um café...bah.... Km de dunas que exigiam imenso esforço a cada passada, chuva que nos molhou até aos ossos. Uma maçada

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