Silver Coast: walking in the Serra dos Candeeiros

The past two days have seen me hiking in the Serra dos Candeeiros, the mountains we could see from Alcobaça. This towering limestone massif is part of the Natural Park of the Sierras de Aire Candeeiros. While we’ve been living here … Continued

Silver Coast: Circular coastal walk around Salir do Porto

Our original plan was to visit the chocolate festival in Òbidos this morning; however, our slightly hungover house guest (my youngest) wasn’t really up to a half hour car journey, so we postponed until tomorrow and Harri and I went … Continued

Silver Coast: exploring Alcobaça for the first time

It’s a rare thing for Harri and I to go off sight-seeing together; however, with the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça just a twenty-minute drive north we couldn’t resist finding out what all … Continued