Today we took Nigel and Alan out along the coast (and we
bought them back). The weather was not the best - it was wet and windy. First
we went to the fort at Sagres. We braved the weather and wandered around the
fort marveling at the brave fishermen who stand at the top of the 100+ foot
cliffs with a fishing line down into the sea. We are still wondering how they
manage to land their catch and how many fish get revenge by pulling the anglers
off the cliff.
We then drove on to Cabo Sao Vincente, where we sat in the
car waiting for the blue sky out in the Atlantic
to hit land. On the journey back to Lagos
we stopped in Sagres town and explored the fishing harbour, and had coffee and
cake in the only open café. The weather had started to pick up a bit at this
point. Having seen many brown tourist attraction signposts on the way to Sagres
we decided to explore some of them on the way back. Off we headed down a single
track road following the signs – which soon disappeared. Eventually we
reached the sea again and a lovely little bay. Following the road on even
further we came to another bay and the brown signs all pointing back the way we
had just come from! We eventually arrived back in Lagos safe and sound.
Back at the marina we realised we had locked ourselves out
of the boat. Stephen had changed coats at the last minute when we left in the
morning – the keys were safely zipped up in his coat pocket hanging up in
the boat. We now have a new locking mechanism which needs a key to lock it.
In the evening, Nigel and Alan treated us to a cocktail,
which was a real treat. We then went out for an Italian meal which was arguably
the best meal over the last three days. We both had home made ravioli filled
with Salmon. On the way home it rained and we all got wet again.
Alan and Nigel
sheltering from the sun
Stephen & Anne
go fishing in our new economy boat
One of the many Algarve bays
– the weather improves!