Before we went to Portugal I had read about the famous caves in the cliffs along the coast. Everything I read said the coast was best viewed from the water, which meant a boat would be involved. As much of a "non-boat person" I am, I am even more a "spectacular view" person... so I found some courage and scheduled a boat tour of the caves. It was the best time I have ever spent on a boat!
|Our water craft|
|Going in...eerie and stunning.|
|Going out....breathtakingly beautiful!|
|I think the heart formed by this ceiling says it all!|
|At this point in the tour I wanted to jump out of the boat|
and join in the circle of love in the sun!
One of the weekend activities was a lake and river cruise... a two hour tour. (now once again to the Gilligan's Island tune) It was a hot day in the windy (literally) city. The tour began cruising up and down the river while being awed by and educated about the architecture. They really have done a wonderful job upgrading the river walk and cleaning up the river. The ride was peaceful and scenic.
|Calm, clear blue waters and some pretty sweet views!|
|The lighthouse and tall ship were beautiful distractions.|
|Ahhh, back in the safety of the river....are we there yet?|
Safely back in the river I breathed a deep sigh of relief! I never knew how welcome the river would feel. The city certainly showed its best side from our view in the water.
Two very different boat trips. One in a small craft being blown away by nature's architecture and the other in a very large boat being awed by man's architecture. Our world is a feast for they eyes! Maybe I am a boat person after all.....only if the view is worth it!