Fishing villages, big waves and man-sickness

10th November – 13th November

The O Sitio lighthouse, Nazare. This lighthouse overlooks the stretch of ocean which is home to some of the worlds largest waves. Whilst they were only a mere 5m during our visit, they have been recorded up to a massive 30m.
The O Sitio lighthouse, Nazare. This lighthouse overlooks the stretch of ocean which is home to some of the worlds largest waves. Whilst they were only a mere 5m during our visit, they have been recorded up to a massive 30m.

Heading out from Porto, we made our way to Aveiro, a small old fishing village known as the ‘Portuguese Venice’ thanks to its canals. ┬áThe drive proved interesting, as we quickly learnt that whilst avoiding toll roads was good on the budget, it did mean encountering some pretty windy narrow roads, a large volume of crazy Portuguese drivers (apparently excessive speeding, tail gating and dangerous overtaking is the norm) and prostitutes.. Prostitutes everywhere. Continue reading Fishing villages, big waves and man-sickness