dom quixote windmill
During our stay in Cascais we wandered up to Cabo da Roca one morning. Cabo da Roca is the furthest western part of Europe, more on that in my next post.
On our way there we stopped by an old windmill turned cafe, the Dom Quixote Windmill. Just like Cascais it is located in Sintra, a subregion of Lisbon. To get there you have to drive up a number of little winding streets to get all the way to the top. Once at the windmill you can enjoy a coffee or juice with a little snack and take in the amazing view. Besides the crazy view I love all the traditional blue and white tiles throughout the cafe and all the gigantic succulents growing wildly in the gardens.
It’s been crazy foggy in Vancouver the past few days so there’s been a bunch of pictures floating around instagram taken from the top of the mountains where all you can see is the tip of a few of the tall downtown buildings. I wonder what the Dom Quixote Windmill view point would look like on a foggy day. Do you think you could see anything at all? It would probably just feel like you’re in the clouds, which sounds pretty dreamy and chill to me.