Silver Coast: Exploring Óbidos

Walking into Óbidos was a rather lonely affair. We had planned to catch a train, but having tired of Caldas da Rainha rather sooner than planned and facing a two-hour wait at the railway station, it seemed easier just to head off … Continued

Silver Coast: Foz de Arelho to Obidos

What a difference a day makes! This morning the mist had lifted and the views from our hotel terrace and breakfast room were fabulous. The lagoa de Óbidos had always been there on my wish list, a must-see place on … Continued

Silver Coast: Nazaré to Foz de Arelho

We were in no hurry to leave Sitio this morning so after an unexpected offer of breakfast from Fatima (she was providing a buffet-style breakfast for two French/Portuguese couples and asked if we’d like to join them in return for a … Continued

Silver Coast: Praia da Vieira to Nazaré

Praia da Vieira was already bustling with visitors when we booked out of the delightful Hotel Cristal Vieira Praia & Spa at around 10am. Really, it’s a good job we’re hiking every day because I eat far too much at these amazing buffet-style breakfasts. … Continued