We arrived in Lisbon at 10am on July 16, 2007. We grabbed a taxi to the bus station to get a bus to Lagos which is in the Algarve region of Portugal.
The classic..."hold the camera and hope you get a decent shot". We are both very jet-lagged.
Leaving Lisbon going over the Vasco de Gama bridge.
Exploring the cliffs in Lagos.
Praia da Batata-5 minute walk from the town center.
Praia da Batata
A quinta (estate) on the cliff overlooking the beaches.
Kids climbing the rocks and diving into the water.
She really did not want to jump, but it was easier than climbing down.
Praia de Dona Ana
It just keeps getting prettier.
In town, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
On the drive to Sagres, a wind farm.
Henry the Navigator's Fortaleza. Amazing 17th century fortress.
One of the many levels in the fort
Rosa dos Ventos (Wind Compass) which is 43 meters dating before Henry the Navigator. It was unearthed i 1921.
The canons on this side of the fort are really damaged from the wind.
The beach below is where it is believed that Vasco da Gama first launched his fleet.
The chapel Nossa Senhora da Graca. From the 15th century.
The chapel Nossa Senhora da Graca.
A man was fishing off this cliff into this water. I was really curious what kind of fish he was catching. The drom from the for to the sea was at least 100 feet.
Close-up of a canon.
This was labeled "fumar" which we found out meant grotto. There were many of these all over the Fortaleza.
This was the beach on the other side of the fort.
The land behind me is all part of the fort. The reason there is no walls here is becaus on this side of the fort it was a drop of at least 100 feet straight down to a raging sea.
One of the turrets.
The wind compass.