|We rode under the 25 de Abril Bridge Bridge. |
You can see that the side walk is beautiful, but it is slippery smooth and bumpy.
The bicycle trail from Lisbon to Belem was flat but bumpy, as most the trail traversed the famous Portuguese stone sidewalks. We were able to pass by a lot of the things that we have already seen in Belem, including the Monument to the Discoverers and Belem Tower.
|Picture taken today in front of the Tower of Belem.|
The bicycle trail from Cascais to Guincho beach was smooth and very easy to follow. It was mostly uphill going, and we had to fight an incredible headwind (winds around 25 mph with gusts traveling faster). The views were spectacular and included lots of laughs. Have you ever tried biking in extreme winds? As we were pedaling with all of our might and not moving very far, I couldn't help but laugh hysterically. Poor Bobby had to also pull the trailer with 100+ pounds of extra weight! The wind turned the trailer in to a hundred pound kite that wanted to pull Bobby back down the hill. The wind was so incredible that while laughing hard my mouth was a little open and the wind made my cheeks and face flap...kind of like when you are sticking your head out of a very fast moving car. This made me laugh even harder. This is one of those experiences when you think about it in the future, you can't help but laugh.
|The kids both took naps for most of our ride from Cascais to Guincho.|
|Near Guincho Beach. The waves were crashing on the rocks and causing lots of spray.|
|Because of the strong winds there were puddles of salt left over from the sea water evaporating. |
Yes, Bobby tasted to make sure our hypothesis was true.
|One of our stops had what we thought were ruins of a building wall remaining. |
Upon closer inspection we found that it was a fence to keep people from falling through to deep caves down to the ocean.
|Breaking to eat oranges and while looking at the beautiful coastline.|
|Throwing rocks off the edge and watching them splash in the water.|
|A fisherman on a nice perch.|
|At Boca do Inferno having just eaten our ice-cream.|
|Amelie watching the fisherman and climbing on the rocks.|
|The beach on which we played once back in Cascais. Also our view while we ate our hotdogs.|
|During our dinner there was a local beach festival with vendors selling food and live music playing.|
This is the seawall on which we sat while eating.
|Liam playing with smurfs while waiting for our lunch.|