Our Adventure in Spain and Portugal 2015 travel blog

The tiled gate to Obidos - the fairy tale town

Flowers were everywhere

A Port chocolate treat

Anne enjoys the Port and then ate the cup!

All the side streets ran down from the main street

A modest sized church for a small town

The pavement

More flowers


Looking, but nothing much to buy


More towers


Lunch in the fishing village of Cascais

The sampler!

Pick your lobster

The beach at Cascais

Our group

Beach lovers

The fishing harbor

At the most westerly part of Europe


It was relatively calm today


A lone sailboat

Our group returns from an arduous walk. We stayed in the bus.

The end of a long day

Dinner at Midori - the Japanese restaurant in the hotel



A surprising dessert

Obidos, Cascais 10/8/2015

We left the Bussaco Forest and our palatial hotel and headed to the fairytale-like medieval village of Obidos which was the wedding gift of King Dinis to Queen Isabel in 1282. The cobblestone main street wends up hill with many steep side streets off to the right. We were treated to cherry wine served in chocolate cups which we of course devoured after drinking the wine. There were many shops with some possible purchases, but nothing really enticing.

On our way to the ocean, we stopped in the former fishing village for lunch at a seafood restaurant with the freshest sea bounty skillfully displayed and prepared for us. We are about to encounter the westernmost part of Europe with sandy beaches in Cascais and rocky shores at the Cabo da Roca. Anne & Tom stayed on the bus instead of taking the rugged (and partially washed-out) up and down trail along the coast and watched the other 10 of our group slowly return to the bus after their vigorous hike. We arrived at our modern hotel and had a wonderful dinner on our own in the Japanese(!) restaurant.

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