Leaving Barranco Beach

The time had come to leave the tranquility of barranco beach and the #vanlife family I had made, my folks had arrived in Portugal and were hear for a few days, this was good chance for a catch up.

As I headed towards rocha brava, my meeting place with my folks, I decided to stop of at the beautiful town of Lagos, situated at the mouth of the river Bensafrim along the south coast. The site that Lagos now occupies has a history of more than 2000 years. The Celtic’s, Carthaginian’s, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Byzantines and finally the Moors have occupied Lagos, some leaving more traces than others. By the 15th century Lagos was an important part of Portuguese exploration and a hub of excitement as ships loaded with spices and merchandise from all the known world came to unload. Over the coming centuries Lagos grew in its profile and reputation until the 1755 earthquake and tsunami destroyed a lot of the town and its inhabitants. Now of course Lagos has become a hub of tourism

After spending a few days with my folks catching up with all the news, eating some awesome local Portuguese food and sharing some of my stories, it was time to hit the road again.

The stark beauty of the west coast with its endless horizons was calling and walks along those open beaches and maybe a possible surf, I headed for the small town of Vila do Bispo and the beaches of Praia do Castelejo and Cordoama

My park up for the next few days would be this little car park by the sea sharing with just three like minded #vandwellers to share the views and enjoy the spectacle of these guys trying to take off.

It would soon be time to travel slowly up the west coast chasing surf and a suntan, for now the sun was shining and this was a good spot

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