Hans and I thoroughly enjoyed walking along the ESTORIL PROMENADE from Cascais. The promenade accesses most of the beaches between the two towns. All along the promenade, you will find restaurants with outdoor terraces, many "OLA" ice cream kiosks - my favourite was chocolada - places to rent snorkel equipment and kayaks, places to rent umbrellas and loungers ( expensive at 12 Euros for all day), plenty of benches to sit on, washroom and shower facilities, Circuito Activo ( exercise area) and so on. We would usually go for a few hours - sit, people watch, have an ice cream, enjoy the seaside breezes and the warm sun on our faces - just relax!
Although Estoril has all the trappings you need to attract the rich and famous (a motor racing circuit, casino, air conditioned malls selling overpriced designer labels, need I go on?) I always feel that its a poor relation of its less salubrious neighbour Cascais. It has the same golden beaches and the same sea but Cascais is a far nicer place to be.
Finally at the dinner place
a2lopes aka Antonio, one of the untiring and wonderful organizers pretending to look bad at me because... because in spite I had really tried to find a way to go to the meeting, at the beginning of the week of the meeting, I had sent a message apologizing because I could not be present :-(
But... :-) on Friday I "sms"ed him saying I had just booked a flight and if there was still a place at the dinner for me...?
Anyway Antonio was just pretending to be angry at me :-)
"At my table:"
globetrott aka Michael
"Old and new friends"
cachaseiro aka Claus, KiNyA aka Jerca and OH_DK aka Ove
"Still at my table"
fairy_dust aka Amelie
SOLODANCER aka Gabriel
Kishore7 aka Kishore and Kaspian aka Edward
I'm a real cats' lover and could not miss a pic of KiNyA's T-shirt!