Thursday, February 7, 2013

Praia walk

One of the must-dos on our list while we were in Sintra was to repeat the walk overlooking the ocean from Praia Grande to Praia Adraga and back. On our last day there, we were graced with a dry day and even a little bit of sunshine so we headed for the coast. The boys immediately found long pieces of bamboo that were transformed into walking sticks, weapons, and vaulting poles. The battles were epic and the vaulted ravines were vast. At Praia Adraga we sat down to the famously delicious restaurant and ordered lunch and, as is tradition there, a glass of wine. I lounged in the short-lived sunshine eating bread soaked in local olive oil, sipping wine while Jason devoured his oft-dreamed-about lamb chops. After our decadent lunch I met a family from California who is taking twelve months off to travel the world. It was very interesting to meet them and hear a little about where they've been and where they are going. Very ambitious. After watching the wild waves and our wilder sons on the beach for a while, we headed back to the trail for the rambling walk back to where we started.

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