Well now in 2014 and weather started wet and miserable. We had had enough of the four walls so despite the rain we headed out to some caves in the Parqu Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. This area is a mixture of rugged limestone hill crags and upland farmland divided by stone walls most of the stone must have come from the fields.
There was a choice of three caves to visit. We decided to go to Grutas Santo Antonio although not the most visited was the one according to our guide book had the most impressive stalagmites and stalactites. We were the second set of visitors the caves had had that day and with the weather so bad we were likely to be the last.
We had our own private tour around the cave with our guide. It was a wet cave so the stalagmites and stalactites were still growing. We had seen a number of caves in our time and these were quite impressive.
While we were in the cave the rain had got worst so after our visit we headed back to base.