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How about a kind of "virtual tour" of your boat? And also, would love to see your town etc.. I'm getting married this summer and we still haven't figured out where the heck we are going for a honeymoon (I was told that sailing didn't count as a honeymoon) So I have to figure out a way to sneak a few days of it in somewhere!
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If you have good legs, you could do worse than Lisbon. It's a very nice town for walking...just look out for the Portuguese drivers, especially the ones near the Jaguar dealership...

Lisbon, having been largely flattened in the 18th century and not having been bombed in modern wars, has a strange combination of old and new architecture, meaning that you will see VERY old buildings in a state of advanced rot beside a similar place that has been modernized, and beside that will be an entirely modern building, and then a little medieval church or part of a castle beside that.

It's built on several small but steep hills, so the total effect is like Paris crossed with San Francisco. The prices are European, which means "not cheap", but then for Europe, it's pretty reasonable. For me, it meant it was about the same price as Toronto. In the small port of Sines, by contrast, we had an amazing seafood dinner for five with wine and drinks for less than you'd pay anywhere here, except maybe a small fishing port not for tourists.

Alex and his charming wife were very, very helpful in securing "deals" in some local places and both Tommy and I were the beneficiaries of "local knowledge".
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Hey we're sailors O.K.! Show us women and bars! Architecture,geez!!!
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How about some pics of the Lancer's Crackling Rose factory (dare I call it a winery?)
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I'm thinking a place where all the hotties are; French beaches......
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Aerial photos would be cool>>>maybe from the mast head...
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Since Jayme and i are about to visit there... i agree with the Wombat:

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Local colour and all that, bars, restaurants, architecture and the like.
A weird request but... something simple like road signs, Km markers, etc. Since we will be renting a car in the Algarve, it may be nice to see what we might expect while on the road.

Really though... whatever you post would be interesting.
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Any photo's & info of the area...we are hoping to get to Spain & Portugal this or next summer when visiting family in Austria.
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OK...

What I did is this..I went to te marina in the afternoon with Giulietta.

On the way we took pictures of the houses the roads etc. This is a good start point...

I will get more soon next week (off to the North again this weekend), and post them here...these were aimed for Trueblue. It shows the area I live in..The town of Estoril where I live merges with Cascais, where the boat is. Its a 2 mile drive from my house to the boat, downhill. By the way...it was 2ºF in the car´s termometer. Nice place this is..

This is the entrance to the town of Cascais, about 1.5 miles from my house, and this is the road to the marina.


Next is the Coblestone road, (all of our sidewalks are pristine white coblestone), but sometimes, we have coblestone roads to maintain the "retro" look of some areas.



On top of this road, about 100 yards from here, the best ice cream in the World!! The guy used to be King Humbert's of Italy ice cream maker, then he moved t Portugal. His name was Santini.



A normal building, as we live in the towns and work outside, unlike the US. All commerce is around, and you don't need to drive to shop.



This is the NAVY building(its out Coast Guard and Harbour master) .



And in front as you get to the end of the coblestone road, the marina is right in front of you.



This is a typical 1700's buliding, and its the MAyor's office.


This is the CAscais bay where I sail. You probably have seen it many times from the sea, in my photos.





As you drive up the hill after the coblestone road


you can see some ruich people's houses








again we have the old Cascais Fort..used to be a Army post, now its the headquarters of the Clube Naval de Cascais. My club.








Then the marina entrance..Val and Tommy know it..









Spot the boat!!



The marina is full of caffes and bars an stores. Since we have no alchool laws, you can buy beer and licour anywhere..





The best bar in the marina Tom and Val know it!! Caipirinha yes-



Now this is the street I live in Estoril..
Unlike the US we build walls and make them big for privacy...we don't have open gardes like you guys do...we close evereything. Typical European..small and closed and away from the eyes..








You know this guy...coming from school and that's the front door to our property



The gate



the houses in our condominium, these are all privately owned by person living there..no rentals here



the rear wall



the view from our terrace



my house and the kid from Hell, here the fron door




I will add more as we go, ok?

By the way..our houses are made of brick and concrete, are painted only once in their life and do not require Air Conditioning.

Our weather is hot but also dry.
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