Cape St. Vincent lies within a national park with the Atlantic crashing against it's bluffs. As you'd expect, the red lighthouse is one of it's most notable features along the cape, but our eyes are frequently drawn to the crashing surf. The remains of St. Vincent were brought here in the 4th Century A.D. and crows guarded the grave. In the 1100's the King of Portugal had the grave exhumed and the remains brought to Lisbon - and the story is that two crows guarded the remains during the journey. This is the same St. Vincent whose statue, church, and monastery we saw in Lisbon. Later in history Sir Francis Drake was sent by the queen of England to destroy the buildings on the Cape.
The final stop in our tour is the town of Silves. Miguel expertly maneuvers the van through the one-way streets of the city center, driving us up to the castle. Before entering the castle we stop for a fresh orange juice. While we are enjoying the juice we notice that the bar has a bottle of strawberry tree (Medronho) liquor. As we have discussed the native strawberry tree on this tour and our tour to the cork forest William and I agree we must buy a shot and share it. We sip it, it's a little sweet and it would probably taste better cold.
Miguel drives us back to Albuferia in 30 minutes, dropping us off in front of our apartment at 6 pm. It's been a full, delightful day.