Figuera Da Foz

S/V Goldcrest
David & Lindsay Inwood
Sat 18 Jul 2009 17:20

A long day sail (65nm) in good following winds, until a challenging end, when the winds blew up to 40kts (46mph) just before we entered harbour.  Took the train to Coimbra which has Portugal’s oldest and most prestigious university and also a magnificent 12th century Romanesque cathedral.  (En route we saw lots of rice growing and the classic 2 storks standing on their nest on top of a telegraph pole.) 

Photo of Coimbra (Portugal’s Oxford):