The Capper Nomads Europe Adventure travel blog

Starting out from Estoril

In Cascais

The Marina in Cascais

Pretty house

Guincho beach

The hills

At Cabo da Roca

Looking North

Looking south

Crahing waves

Looking inland

Being blown away!

Final view

We had arrived at the municipal campground on the edge of Lisbon on the Sunday in lovely sunshine. However for the next two days we had heavy rain and strong winds. We had seen on the local TV that the Portuguese coast had experienced exceptional high tides and waves causing some damage similar to what the UK had experienced.

By Wednesday morning the storms had passed but it was still grey and overcast. To visit Lisbon our guidebook advised not driving into the city as parking was a nightmare so we intended to take the local bus into town and as Daisy was not allowed on the buses we decided we would find somewhere where we could give her a long walk so we could leave her in the coach the next day

We headed out to Estoril west of Lisbon on the coast and walked along the seafront promenade to Cascais 2km away. On arriving at Cascais we enjoyed exploring the town before walking back to Estoril.

On returning to the car we then drove further along the coast passing Guincho beach, a great expanse of beach with terrific crashing Atlantic waves. This is a well known place for surfing and windsurfing but nobody was taking the challenge today.

We continued through an interesting landscape of hills to Cabo da Roca. This cape is officially the most westerly point in mainland Europe with the Atlantic waves crashing against the cliffs. By this time the sun was starting to shine so we were able to appreciate the cape at its best.

It had been an interesting day out and Daisy had had plenty of walking so she would be fine to be left the next day.

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