The first leg of our B2B Windstar cruise ended/began in Lisbon, Portugal. Having spent several days there before, we decided to stay on board ship. For a few hours we were the only passengers on board and we felt like we had our own private yacht. :)
Our next stop was Portimao, a small town on the southern coast of Portugal. We had several options here. The ship was running a circuit bus that went into town, the beach and back to the ship. Here was another place I had hoped to go to the beach, but again, the weather wasn't cooperating.
So we took the excursion that went to Cape St. Vincent, the southwesternmost point in Europe. We had a beautiful ride through the Algarve region of southwest Portugal and lucked out by being on the bus during the worst of the rain.
Our next stop was Ponta de Piedade, another spot with beautiful sea vistas and golden yellow formations.
Our final stop was the charming town of Portimao where we had a chance to stroll, shop and enjoy some gelato.