The rocky cliffs and sheltered beaches of Cascais
Trip Start Aug 21, 2009
99Trip End Dec 06, 2009
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The crew stopped the boat and dropped a tender in the water to take us ashore. The Bosun came along to helm and care for the tender. This little village has a protected harbor and is full of small fishing and sail boats. There are a few small beaches in the village, but the rest of the coast is just rocky cliffs. Between the cliffs and the harbor jetty, there is a very small inlet with a small lighthouse on the point and a beautiful villa, I believe the Santa Marta. Behind a small stone bridge that crosses the inlet is the Palace of Conde Castro. This romantic building and location is one of the few places that I would actually love to live in.
The village has a lot of small shops and many restaurant all serving sea food caught offshore earlier that day. There are a few small beaches in the village, all framed by rocky outcrops that are topped by villas or hotels.
After a few hours of wandering around town, we climbed aboard the tender and rode to the yacht, already moored in the Lisbon harbor.