We decided to slowly head up north to the Setubal peninsula, while checking out some of the sights along the coast. After searching through our guidebook Iestyn discovered that there are some fossilised dinosaur footprints near the Cabo Espichel, so our trip for the day was decided.
It was a nice coastal drive anyway, so I didn’t mind. It turned out that there were actually several dino places to visit, some with a little walk along the coast, which was pretty. On Cabo Espichel itself the dino tracks were on a vertical cliff rock, which made me doubt their veracity, as I don’t think dinos had any suction cups on their paws to be walking vertical like that. Anyway, Iestyn was happy as a child, humming the JP tune over the whole trip (and I could tell what it was even though he didn’t hum it very accurately), so it was all good.
On Cabo Espichel itself there was a tiny lighthouse and medium-sized monastery up on the dino cliffs, which was pretty. After a windy cliffy lunch we headed further up the coast and camped in Costa da Caparica for the night. It had nice sun-setty little city beach, which had no waves, but did have two desperate surfers floating flatly around.