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A Sagres Kind of Day

Portugal 2016

overcast 53 °F

And we're off...to the most western part of Europe. Out to the point where sailors thought was the end of the world. Skip is our pilot; lots of roundabouts; there's so much round & round - Skip needs dramamine.

Looks like almond trees are starting bloom.

Holy Moly -
Ponte de Sagres - built by Henry the Navigator; this was the site of his famous navigation school ... back in the day when this was considered The End of The World ... dragons and sea devil awaited.
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This is the Rosa dos Ventos - or wind compass. It's 141' wide ... I simply don't understand the concept.
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A simple chapel on site - keep in mind; everything but everything was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. They rebuilt & rebuilt. This was the site of a battle between England & Spain - Sir Francis Drake led the charge - before he took his R&R journey around the world.
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This is called Living on the edge! There were dozens of men fishing off the cliffs. Fabulous! PB commented on their bravery; one of the men responded "Me? You flew here on a plane!"
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Seriously searching for authentic Portu food. We're at "A. Sagres"- recommended for fish. It was good; not great but good and hearty.
MF & I had Fish soup with noodles (think macaroni's)
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Skip's fresh grilled fish
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Posted by ChinaBecky 07:37

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