Spectacular coastlines and cute villages – the south west coast

19th November – 20th November

With so many rocky cliffs, accessing some of the coves is not so easy. We came across this little ladder to make the climb a bit easier.
With so many rocky cliffs, accessing some of the coves near Porto Covo is not so easy. We came across this little ladder to make the climb a bit easier.

Heading out from Lisbon we were going to make our way down the south-west coast.  We made our way through lush green countryside and cork tree plantations.  Apparently cork farms have traditionally been passed down from one generation to another, with the trees being stripped every 9 years, but taking 40 to become commercially viable.  The trees can live up to 500 years. Continue reading Spectacular coastlines and cute villages – the south west coast