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Campervan Adventures in Spain & Portugal: Subida do Javali hike, Sesimbra, Cabo Espichel

Today was another beautiful day! First up was the Subida do Javali hike which started with a steep uphill, but then opened up to some great views! That peninsula was where we were yesterday! The sandy part on the right was the beach we had lunch on! I hadn't realized it was a peninsula when we were there

We saw tons of mountain bikers and I was like what is going on? So many people out and about! Raymond solved the mystery - it was Sat so of course a lot more people have time to be out in nature!

After our hike it was on to Sesimbra for some croissants and lunch on the beach

These croissants were...very disappointing. The layers were way too thick and the bottom was too thick and doughy, but maybe that is how the croissants are in Portugal.

This town was nice to walk around

After lunch we headed off to find more dinosaur tracks at Cabo Espichel!

The walk was nice with views of the water and there are dinosaur tracks on this rock face, though at first I had a very hard time seeing them. It wasn't until we got to a farther viewpoint with a sign that showed where they were that I found them. 

There are dino tracks on this rock as well!

This was a really fun walk especially since on the way back to the car we found so many rocks with all the fossils!

We spent so much time looking at all the rocks! I wouldn't come here again for the dino tracks, but I for sure would for the fossils!

Santuario de Nossa Senhora do Cabo Espichel. 

When we finally got back to the car it was off to camp in Lisbon! The campsite was fine, except there was a club right next to it! They had first given us a spot right next to the club, but the music was already so loud at like 5pm I thought there was no way I would be able to sleep. Luckily we were able to get a spot farther away that we couldn't hear the music until later, and then it was just light so it didn't bother us much. Tomorrow we explore the city!

13.35km walked/73 flights


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