Since we are living in Portugal we thought it would be a good idea to recount our adventures in an occasional series we call Portugal Day Trips. We will be continually adding to this feature, so please check it out and if you have any suggestions for more out of the way places to visit in Portugal, please let us know.
- Photo: Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
- Photo: Azenhas do Mar, Portugal
- Taking a Leap of Faith
When we first moved to Portugal, I didn’t think, “surf Portugal,” but they are crazy about it here on the Silver Coast. Surfers from all over the world flock to Portugal and the small town of Nazare, not far from where we moved to Portugal, to ride some of the biggest waves in the world. Nazare waves are renown for their size; in fact, the biggest wave ever surfed was right here in Nazare.
A few weeks ago we went out to photograph some of the famous Nazare waves. We didn’t find any of the record Nazare surfing waves, that well up deep in the Atlantic and surge through the deep ocean trench called Nazare canyon and crash on the shore, but the scenery was spectacular, and despite high winds, it was a great day to make photos of the Nazare big waves.