The Clayton's Travels travel blog

The Trooper and Jess show at the pet wash facility, Turiscampo

Looking back to Lagos from the Grottoes at Ponta de Piedade

Grottoes at Ponta de Piedade, Lagos

David at the Grottoes

Trooper on the left, Jess on the right at the Grottoes

Steps down the cliff at the Grottoes

Grottoes at Pont de Piedade

Motorhomes are welcome at Lidl in Lagos

View of the compass rose from the ramparts at Sagres fortress

View to Cape St Vincent from the fortress at Sagres

Town of Sagres from the fortress

David at Point Sagres (fortress)

Fisherman on the cliff at Point Sagres!

Point Sagres

Surf rolling in ....

400 year old Nossa Senhora da Graça church at Sagres

Our "wild camping" spot for the night at Sagres

On Tuesday morning the early entertainment was watching Jess and Trooper (Glenn and Albertine’s Labradors) having a bath at the wonderful pet wash facility! We had a leisurely pack up and were on our way at 12.30pm, following Glenn and Albertine back to Lagos and out to Ponta de Piedade where we spent an hour or so and walked down to the Grottos. We then drove back into town to stock up at the Lidl supermarket before heading to Sagres. There is an ancient fortress here where legend has it that Henry the Navigator schooled the early Portuguese explorers. The day was fine but very windy and the cliffs high above the waves had an end-of-the-world feel. There is a large carpark with a café and toilets here, and along with several other motorhomers we free-camped for the night.

This morning we were up at 9am and joined Glenn and Albertine for coffee at the café; they’d already taken the dogs for their morning walk along the cliff top. We then headed to Cape St Vincent 6km away and Europe’s south-westernmost point, where there is a lighthouse and more great views. A stop at a pottery shop was our farewell to Glenn and Albertine, Trooper and Jess as they are heading for Madrid and we are heading north up the coast.

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