A Day in Lisbon – Photos

Surprising Fact

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest city in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by hundreds of years.


Lisbon is just an easy 20 minute train ride from Cascais.  We spent the day (and evening) in Lisbon a couple of days ago.

Riding the train

Lost again….

View from the hill

I’ve seen outdoor showers before

But, an outdoor urinal??  Mike could not help himself….


Bob Branstad

Another Panorama

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Cascais and Lisbon – Misc Update and Photos

Well, for a few days, it’s back to just Deb and myself here on Morpheus.  Kim and Mike are back home and already busy in the “real world”, while Bob is off doing a bit of sightseeing for a couple days.
We can’t thank these guys enough for basically taking a month out of their busy lives to jump on-board and help deliver Morpheus safely across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe.  It was a fantastic journey with a great and compatible group that enjoyed the adventure.  Thanks guys!!
We have been busy here in Cascais.  There is plenty to see and do.  It is definitely a small vacation beach town.  Lots of shops, cafes, and restaurants.  While not touring, or eating, we’ve managed to install a “back up” battery charger that is compatible with European shore power.  We have also taken advantage of the fact that we are in a slip with access to fresh water (yes!), there has been a bit of house cleaning going on as well.
Clearly, I have enjoyed the availability of a stand in blogger to keep things up to date and interesting.  Mike loves to share the experience and does so while entertaining.  Perhaps I should hire him to return and document the next few months??
I don’t think I’ve posted much since the day we arrived, so to catch up a bit I think I’ll just let a few pictures talk for themselves below.  
These should provide a decent idea of what the last days on the water, and the past few here in Cascais have been like…
The Perfect Evening Watch

Kim getting ready to cook one last meal!

Mike – beginning to embellish the injury story already.

Kim – Ready for her watch

On watch – Everything is fine!


Another Amazing Sunset

Land Ho!!

Atlantic Ocean — Done!

Morpheus happy in her slip

View looking West from the Cascais Marina

Typical street view in Cascais
Cascais Harbor

Harbor Panorama

Entrance to the fort above the marina



On our arrival in Cascais Deb and Ita greeted us at the dock.

Official Greeter to Cascais

Once Morpheus was secure in her slip, it was time to explore our arrival port and celebrate.

Here, in no particular order, a selection of pics from our daily excursions to Cascais. With an emphasis on – you know – food and drink.

First – a  regular stop – Oneill’s Irish Pub:

 Cascais graffiti is quite artistic:

 There is always another cafe to try…

… and interesting things to see.

Or another cafe to try:

Local amused by dog in purse.

Our big dinner at Furnas do Guincho:

House specialty appeared to be the salt baked fish. 

We picked the big red mullet for the treatment.

Started with something I’ve neve had before – barnacles.
We needed instruction on how to eat them.

Deb could not decide between the garlic cream mussels, tomoto onion mussels or Mussels Rockefeller. So… we got all three.

The salt roasted fish was quite a production.

Pricey but very good. Jim Gregory