Lisbon-All Along The Waterfront.

Another sunny beautiful day. The weather report says small chance of rain.

Head up to Plaça Figuiera to catch Tram 15 as it will take us down along the waterfront. Lisbon sits on the Targus river, and it is a wide river, with many working ports, lots of tankers, ferries and fishing boats. People are seen fishing from all sorts of vantage points.

We disembark the zippy new tram at the Belem stop. Pretty area!

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Wander over to the waterfront just as the fountain behind us goes off.

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At the waterfront there is a monument, built in the 1960s to commemorate 600 years of Portuguese exploration. Massive structure and we decide we need to go to the top. Unfortunately the elevator is under renovation, so we take the stairs. Same price! 286 steps up. What a workout, what a view!

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Back down and wander towards the Belem Tower. We find a boat tour for 10€! Sold!

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David even gets to steer the boat, while our captain hands out drinks! No lives were lost, or harm done to the boat!

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The monument from the water

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A lovely hour on the water, in the sun

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We wander about and figure out that we can’t take a ferry across here and then a ferry from there (wherever that was) to Lisbon downtown. So we hop back on the tram and go to the next ferry terminal closer to town. Hop on the ferry boat and head across to Cacilhas! What a gem! We have a fantastic late lunch – seafood rice pot for David, sea bream for me! Huge portions. I had to order my wine by the bottle! But it was only 375 ml, so doable, and I kept the cute bottle!

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Wandered a bit and then back to the waterfront.

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We walked out to the left of the ferry terminal and found a long seaside walk with abandoned warehouses. Apparently when a naval shipyard closed, the economy around declined. In Vancouver,this would be a gold mine for loft conversions! What views!

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A couple of little restaurants tucked into the old buildings, and then an elevator

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For a euro each we got a return trip on it! A little bar at the top, and a walkway to the upper town .

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Of course we stopped for a drink up here and took in the view. Which included a submarine going by(not yellow, black)

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Back down the elevator, and to be fair, we had a drink at one of the riverside restaurant too!

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Great meander back and ferry ride to Lisbon.
The walk from the terminal took us along the waterfront. What a scene. Lisbonetas like their drinks in the evening and hanging with friends!

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