31st July 2016

July 31.7.2016

Final wander before we have to leave for the airport, and I found this fine specimen! Cockerels appear on all sorts of things across Lisbon, although not usually as big! (You can read why in the story about the Rooster of Barcelos here if you want.)

30th July 2016

July 30.7.2016

Last full day of the holiday today, and I spent some of it visiting the Cristo Rei statue which over looks Lisbon. It was built in 1959, and thanks God for sparing Portugal in WWII (during which it remained neutral). It was inspired by Christ the Redeemer, the statue in Rio de Janeiro.

28th July 2016

July 28.7.2016

Having a couple of hours on the beach as we’ve come along the coast from Lisbon, to Cascais, for the day. Very beautiful it is too. Using plenty of sunblock though, I don’t want to be orange by the end of this holiday!