Travel

Lisboa – Day 2

My first ostrich sighting!
My first ostrich sighting!

For the second day of my trip, JoM decided to take us to a beach town no more than 2 hours away, called Porto Covo. Unexpectedly on the way over we came across an ostrich farm! The first I have ever seen. I was a little scare to get to close to these ridiculously large birds, but it was awesome to see them up close. This one, that I assume is the male, came right over to see what was up when I came out of the car.

Sapateira - delicious Portuguese crab dish
Sapateira – delicious Portuguese crab dish

Before heading down to the beach, we went into the city center and stopped at a local restaurant to try a traditional dish of Sapateira, a cold crab meat served with bread out of the shell of the crab. It was amazing! LS had a lot of fun with the shell afterward. =)

Clear water and beautiful hidden beaches
Clear water and beautiful hidden beaches
What an amazing area
What an amazing area
Porto Covo
Porto Covo

After we were well fed, it was time to explore the coast line a bit and it was every bit as amazing as I could imagine. Beautiful clear water and amazing rock formations creating small, hidden beaches all along the highway, accessed by long staircases built into the cliff side. It was absolutely stunning!

A nice private beach to spend the day
A nice private beach to spend the day

We settled on this small beach to spend our day and it was well worth it. Beautiful, clear, cool water that was calm and not too deep. At the end of the day it receded nearly to the farthest rocks. It was interesting to see the water disappear into the ocean. What a great place for a beach day!

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