A Walk to the Ponta da Piedade Lighthouse

Because our Saturday night visitors recommended it to us, we decided that today we would walk back into Lagos, but take a right turn once we got into the town and walk the 3 or so extra kilometres to the lighthouse. We can see the lighthouse from the cliff path, but so far we hadn’t taken the time to have a closer look. 

So after breakfast we set out to do just that. We had talked about taking sandwiches along, but at the last minute decided to eat lunch at one of the cafes on the beach near the lighthouse and have supper at home later. 

Well, it turned out to be quite a walk. Not only was it a LONG walk, especially for the Driedgers who had only walked TO Lagos (one way) up until today. We probably walked close to 15 kms today. But the big treat was the scenery once we got to the coast. The lighthouse itself was locked behind a big fence and not at all interesting. But the rocks and the caves in the coastline were incredible. I really couldn’t help but take a ton of photos. So here is a gallery of what we saw:

We stopped to have lunch at a restaurant near the lighthouse. 

We discovered that the path along THESE cliffs actually extended MOST of the way back to where our cliff path started, so we scouted that out as we walked back to our apartment. 

When we got home we were all warm and tired. Dave made some G&Ts for us and we watched the final two episodes of “Alias Grace”. Although I had enjoyed the production for the most part, when we finally got to the end I was quite disappointed with the ambiguity in the plot. I HAD read the book a few years ago, and I’d forgotten much of the story, but this show didn’t bring back much of the story for me. 

I fried up the ‘wieners’ we bought yesterday — it turned out they were more like large breakfast sausages and didn’t sit quite right in our hot dog buns. But that was our supper!

After supper we had our standard ‘Venetian’ ice cream for dessert and then retired to the living room to watch a bit of snooker on TV. A final glass of port finished off the Driedgers and by 10 o’clock they were both in bed. I sat in the living room and watched a bit more TV and listened to our space heater fans while I uploaded all my photos and wrote my journal. And then, just before 11pm I too called it a night. Gotta get up early tomorrow because Dave and I have an early tee time at Santo Antonio golf course tomorrow.