The Southwestern Edge of Europe

At the lighthouse Ponte da Piedade, there is Algarve for satiety. I even climb down between the rocks, the 170 steps (sweaty!) have paid off.

The monk San Vincente died in Valencia. His remains were to be transported to Lisbon. Unfortunately, the ship sank on the southwestern Cape of Europe, which has since been called Cabo San Vincente.

Unfortunately, the “last bratwurst before America” is no longer available, whether for reasons of old age or wealth of the owner – who knows? Nine years ago we were here on our first camper van trip.

We stay for the night in Sagres. Next to the Fort of Henry the Navigator, there is a huge parking lot overlooking the Cape.

We visited the fort of Henry the Navigator nine years ago when it was believed that he had founded a maritime school here and that the stone circle in the middle of the fort was a wind rose. The Portuguese researchers of today doubt both.

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