Portugal Day 8 and 9 (Friday and Saturday)

This is a catch up post, sorry for the delay, but I gave up with the battle with technology at the campsite! Too much stress when on holiday

After a windy night in the caravan, when I would not have been the least bit surprised to have woken in Kansas, we decided the beach was out of the question, as was the pool so headed back in to Lisbon on the train.

We then negotiated the Metro and got ourselves across town to the second largest indoor Oceanarium in Europe, housed in this building.


We spent an enjoyable couple of hours admiring, feathered creatures, scaley fish, pretty underwater fauna, ugly fish, gruesome looking sharks, wonders of nature.

From there we went on the cable car


up to the Vasco Da Gama Bridge and Tower. Watching the cable cars sway in the wind was worrying I must admit, but it is only short ride. Unfortunately (I don’t mean that) you can no longer go up the Tower so instead we admired the Bridge – all 11 miles on it! (Though not in my photo)


We had, had a nice day out and were proud that we negotiated the Lisbon Metro well, but the tale of buying the tickets is a story enough to have its own blog, suffice to say at one point two members of the family were through the gates leaving myself stranded on the other!

Saturday was our last day, fortunately the wind had gone so we spent time at the pool. I would like to say it was a heated pool, but that would be a lie, it was like plunging in to an ice bath.

In the evening we walked from Cascais to Estoril along the promenade, it was a beautiful evening and we had a lovely meal on the sea front, a great end to a great holiday.

Sunday- I got up at 6 am and headed out for a 9 mile run, great to watch the sun come up. Sad to leave Portugal, but we will return.

About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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