We motor sailed an uneventful night. Daybreak revealed the
famous Cabo da Roca cliffs, topped by an imposing church and the huge statue of
Vasco da Gama. These majestic cliffs are held proudly by the Portuguese to be
the most western point of Europe.
Soon we turned into the Ria that leads right into the heart
of Lisbon and then immediately left into the very new marina development of
Cascais, by far the most luxurious and well-organised marina so far.
Tiredness dictated a few hours of sleep before venturing out
into the well-healed seaside town of Cascais, to explore its cobbled streets
and café culture. We relaxed the whole day, reflecting on the journey so far.
The crew booked flight tickets home, using a computer in the marina office and
thoughts turned to finalising plans for the last leg down to Lagos. We’ll
shove off around 0900 hours and expect to be in Lagos sometime Monday morning.
We ate a typically Portuguese dinner al fresco and sauntered
back to Oboe D’Amore for a good night’s sleep.