We ended the evening with a trip to the casino in Estoril, where I happily doubled my euros (all 20 of them) in a penny slot machine.
Lots of sightseeing today. Our first stop was Cabo da Roca (literally the End of Rock), which is the western most point in Europe.
Pictured below: 1) I inadvertently lied the other day when I said aloe grows in abundance here. Apparently it’s a plant commonly referred to as the Dangerous Invader because of how quickly it takes over other vegetation; 2) the lighthouse at Cabo; 3) the monument marking the western most point; 4) a sign saying, “here is where the land finishes and the sea starts;” 5) the lay of the land in Cabo; 6)–8) the most gorgeous coastline I’ve ever seen; 9) me dreaming of retirement here.
We then went to see Boca de Inferno (Mouth of Hell). While we were there, we saw a couple of fishermen catch an octopus. (After seeing how inhumanely it was killed, I may not be eating octopus anymore, but it was neat to see the animal while it was alive because I’ve never seen one in person.)