Today started very unPortugal like with rain pouring down. As a result we took it easy and had a very relaxed breakfast. After a great sleep it was a nice way to start the day. Jac had a Skype with her mum during brekky and then we went up stairs to finish packing. By the time we had loaded the car the rain had stopped and the sun was starting to show it's face. So we set off back up the top of the hill where we were going to take in Pena Palace & park. At the bottom of the park we started by foot and came first to the valley of the lakes. This was 5 small connecting lakes where all of the water from the parks was channeled to. The scenery was amazing as every shade of green seemed to be laid out in front of us. This reflected in the lakes to give the waters a green tinge too. The first lake had a pair of ducks that were assigned to it. We spent a little while feeding them before moving on to the second. As we came in view a black swan came powering over to us with his missus in tow. Obviously this lake was their home. He was so enthused to get to us that I had a chip ready for him. As I held it out he missed it and got my hand. Dopey bird I thought, his aim is way off. So I grabbed another chip and held it out. Bang! Same result. Hmm maybe he's not really a chip sort of bird. He then proceeded to attack a toad swimming nearby, then he attacked a rock, then his attention came back to me. This was the angriest swan I had ever seen. So we left him and moved on to the next lake. Here we found two beautiful white swans who didn't really want to know us either, but at least they didn't have anger issues. It was a great way to fill the small lakes with different pairs of birds. From there it was a challenging climb up the hill to the palace which was built in the 1800's by the royal family. It was built in the style of Portugese Romanticism and well worth the walk. Strolling through the palace was lovely but what gives it the wow factor is the location. From the Atlantic ocean to Lisbon and the moorish castle it provides unparalleled views owing to it's location high atop the hill. After seeing all it had to offer we made the final trek to the peak of the hill which gave a full 360 degree view in all directions including overlooking the palace. From there it was all down hill as we wandered back through the forests and past beautiful clear streams. It was like a fairytale but we were glad to be back to the car after covering soo many hilly miles. We then went to check in at our next lodgings for the night which has turned out to be a kind of hippy Eco hotel. Will be interesting to see how that all pans out tonight. Hopefully we don't get converted or get into some weird stuff. Not wanting to hang around we decided to go for a drive to the coast and aimed for Praia das Macas. There we watched the final moments of the sun setting over the ocean. That is very rare for us as we come from eastern Australia. We then headed south along the coast in search of the western most point of mainland Europe. We didn't know what it was called but some excellent navigation from Jac got us to our destination, Cabo da Roca. We managed to get out for a few snaps in the dark as the rain started to come. Then it was back in the dryness of the car before our final leg to Cascais. We couldn't get a park and had had enough of driving so turned for home with a quick stop for dinner at Maccas. Now we are back at our hippy commune naked and dancing around a campfire. Well no not really. Jac is asleep and I'm about to do the same. Would've been a time when I would have joined them in their hippyness but after such a big day, bed is sounding pretty good.