Fatima 2019

Monday, January 2nd, 2023

We left Lisbon on a rainy morning and drove north to Porto. On the way we stopped in Fatima. It was a large, modern complex. We attended mass in the bright arena like cathedral. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima

Belum 2019

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

Belem is a short tram ride outside of Lisbon. It is the gateway to the Atlantic. This day trip was an immersion into Portuguese naval history. Outside along the mouth of the river are huge monuments to the heroes of exploration. The Naval Museum itself tells the story of naval technology from the 15th century […]

Lisbon 2019

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

As we left Sagres, Jackie decided she need to feed the local donkeys. Leaving was much less stressful than arriving. I was ready for the tiny roads. Our apartment was on a step incline. Thankfully, we had garage parking. The area to navigate in and out, however, was not the most spacious. We rarely spent […]