|Where explorers departed|
We met a local named Galan who had a striking resemblance to Bilbo Baggins and he suggested that I ride a bus to Costa Caparica where the Atlantic beaches are lined with bike trails. It all sounds great as we stand talking to him under the monstrous statue of Jesus Christ that dominates the south bank of the river.
But I have a plan in mind - I'm determined to find an obscure statue that our Secret Guidebook states is behind a famous bakery. We visited the landmark yesterday but couldn't get near because of the crowds. The statue is in "Salted Earth Alley" supposedly behind the bakery and I figure that on a bike, I'll stand a better chance of finding this spot that eluded us while on foot. I'll stop local residents and show them the picture in the guidebook and they'll point to where I need to ride. In theory anyway.