Emerald Tales

Currently in Portugal after 7 years in the Mediterranean

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Lagos grottoes

11 November 2013 | Lagos, Portugal
Nichola / sunny and warm
Lagos grottoes 10th November
Sunday was nice and warn so we took a walk out to Pointe de Piedade to see the rock formations and grottoes. The cliffs are made of sandstone which is quite soft and wind and weather have worn the cliffs away to leave pinacles, caves, blowholes and arches.


We tried walking along the cliff edge but the danger signs and evidence of recent rock falls made us take the safer option of staying a little further inland where we were able to find sandy tracks through the scrubland. Along the way we came across a couple of resorts, big private villas and sadly a fair few abandoned building projects and derelict hotels.


At the point stands a lighthouse, very useful amongst the jaggedy and tumbling rocks. We took a set of steps sign posted down to the grottoes where we got a close up view of arches and caves. We could also see close up just how crumbly the cliffs really are.
Vessel Name: Emerald
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: No fixed abode
Crew: Colin 'Skip' Wright, Nichola Wright
About: One from Northern Ireland, one from Yorkshire, UK
Extra: Emerald has been our home since 2004. We've sailed around the UK, the western Baltic and have spent 7 years in the Med. We're currently in Portugal, planning a refit. Lot's more information about us and the boat can be found at www.yachtemerald.com
Home Page: https://www.yachtemerald.com/