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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.

This is the Rosa dos Ventos - or wind compass. It's 141' wide ... I simply don't understand the concept.

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.

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!"

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)

Skip's fresh grilled fish

Posted by ChinaBecky 07:37

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