After visiting the Palace of Mafra (Palacio Nacional de Mafra), we took the same bus further to Ericeira. The bus stop is located at the middle of a hill. As our target destination was the sea, we descended towards the beach. Dotted the path are many white houses. It was rare to bump into people during the non-peak season. Quietness filled the space.
Ericeira originated as a fishing town along the coastline with outstanding beaches. With its constant powerful high waves it emerged as a surfing hub.
Ericeira is also famous for delicious seafood. Visitors flood the town in summer months. We had a shellfish platter. It's too much for two persons. My friend ate the majority of the prawns, crab paste and a bit other shellfish. I had to work hard and long to clear the plate. It seems that we will only have normal seafood such as fish, clams and mussels in future. He is not into shellfish since extra efforts are required to lift the flesh out.
We were blessed with sunshine and had a very good impression of the town. Unfortunately, the sun was gone shortly after our lunch. Clouds came into place. Wind and waves played a great symphony.
Benches are provided along the coastline. Feel free to sit there to appreciate the power of the nature and the beautiful scenery. Thanks for the precious moments as I rarely have chances to sit in front of an endless sea.