Cascais and Lisbon
Thirty years ago, our sail into Cascais and Lisbon was full of ‘excitements’/’learning experiences’ ……..long stories to do with lines getting caught round our propeller resulting in having to anchor in very deep water and the anchor getting stuck under rocks for 2 days, more ropes round our propeller as we motored up the Tegus River through the middle of Lisbon and being rescued by (aptly named) ‘Yacht Buzio’ whose dashing young captain spent the week showing us all the delights of Lisbon. It was memorable and great fun. This time was different – no big ‘excitements’ but still a fabulous place to sail to. Either we got lucky of have learnt a few things over the last 30 years of sailing!
Cascais is the sort of place you could hang out in very happily for ages. It’s rather smart but has managed to retain it’s charm in spite of the large number of visitors. Quite a change from most of the places we have been sailing recently, but thoroughly enjoyable. We could not get a berth in Lisbon itself so we took the train from Cascais to spend a day exploring this fabulous city. The Gulbenkein Museum was real highlight – to be re-visited once the extension is complete next year. We ended the day perfectly - James Bond (in English!) followed by an outstandingly delicious (and well-deserved) dinner. Peter excelled himself as travel-guide extraordinaire!
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