A couple of friends from Dusseldorf suggested spending a vacation together in Portugal, somewhere near to Lisbon.
Portugal was on our list and tickets to Porto from both Barcelona and Dusseldorf were cheap.
So we decided to meet in Porto, rent a car and drive to Lisbon.
We've settled in a small town called Cascais, not far away from Lisbon.
It was cheaper and more convenient to get to Sintra - another place we wanted to visit.
It is about 3.5 hours drive from Porto to Cascais, mostly on a toll highway.
The highway isn't cheap - it was about 23 EUR for 350km.
There is not much to see in Cascais and the weather was cloudy, nevertheless we decided to walk on Atlantic ocean shores.
We reached local sightseeing point - Boca do Inferno. Which means something like Hell's Mouth.
It got this romantic name from the sound of waves hitting the rocks in the chasm.
When we got there the ocean was calm and the roar was not very hellish :)
And as I found out, one of the first movies in the world was filmed here.
It's called "A Sea Cave Near Lisbon" and was filmed in October 1896. The film lasts 13 seconds.
In the last 120 years the technology have advanced a little bit and I've managed to capture a 33 seconds clip. Progress!
In a small puddle in the rocks close to the ocean we found a squid.
I don't know how it got there, it probably was thrown in with the waves.
It was swimming around quite lively.
On the western coast, not far away from Cascais, there is a beach called Praia da Crismina.
It's a great place to meet the sunset.
When we got there it was terribly cold and terribly beautiful.