Having though it couldn't get any better than yesterday... it maybe just surpassed it!!!!
Beach, Castle, Dinner out!!!!! A great combination when you have kids involved who want knowledge, fun and food!!
Sintra beach was the first destination but we headed west towards the westerly edge of Portugal and a stunning beach with a small natural swimming pool... despite not intending too, the aerobie and its disappearance into the Atlantic!!! put paid to that!!!
So the kids and I (note the 3 adults not partaking!!!) all jumped in and had a number of swimming challenges (thanks Den!) before pelting each other with sand grenades!! Great fun!!
After traipsing up the steep cliff path (twice in Keir's case!!) we headed back to the windmill to change clothes, grab some of that excellent Shepherds Pie and get ready to leave out own separate ways!!! Of course that thought lasted only a few minutes before we all realised we still liked each other enough to stay yet one more night together in Sintra!
So with dusk descending, new plans were hatched, we left the Windmill and headed into Sintra to see the amazingly beautiful (if odd) Palcio de Pena. This meant a shelter skelter taxi ride up, before enjoying a sensational 2hrs inside and outside the castle with the fog clinging to the castle. Hugely atmospheric!!!
This was then followed by a truly fantastic dinner in San Pedro, with the wine flowing, pulled pork by the bucket!!! we salivated and consumed as much as we could (some even gnawed the actual bones, hey Rana!). Before taking short stroll back to the football pitches and our air for the night!!!
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