Sunday, April 10, 2016

The finish - an update from back in Oz.

We made the walk to Cabo Sao Vicente the next day. Strangely the guide describes it as somewhat difficult, was quite straight forward. Interesting power lines on the way, losing their cables due to the strong wind. Was very windy this day. After having something to eat, did a little begging - I kid you not, but was just for fun. Later caught the bus to Lagos. Whilst Siggi and Steve sorted out the digs, I had a couple of beers chatting to a nice bar owner. Very interesting old man. He used to fish off the cliffs and had some photos.  He showed me an Australian $2 note hanging up in his bar.
Next day did a boat tour of the Grotto - highly recommend, and walked through the old town.
Took the Saturday bus back to Lisboa. Steve and Siggi bugged out before sun up to the airport Sunday morning, meaning I had the day to myself. I took a train to Qeluz/Belas and a taxi to Belas. Found the Bombieros Voluntarios and met a distant relative of Cristina. He directed me to the old Bombieros Voluntarios building, where Cristina's grand-dad was the fire chief years ago. Took some photos.
Left Lisboa Sunday night and arrived home via Perth on Tuesday midday.
To my friends Steve and Siggi thanks.  Most of all thanks to Cristina.
Pictues will eventually be added! (later: done!)


No comments: