There was a good atmosphere in the village square, with plenty of places to eat and drink and watch the world go by. Ericeria, Portugal.

There was a good atmosphere in the village square, with plenty of places to eat and drink and watch the world go by.

There are some great beaches around Ericeria, this one is just a 5 minute stroll from the campsite and close to the village centre.

There are some great beaches around Ericeria, this one is just a 5 minute stroll from the campsite and close to the village centre.

Figueira da Foz, Portugal http://darencox.com/blog/figueira-da-foz-portugal

Figueira da Foz, Portugal http://darencox.com/blog/figueira-da-foz-portugal

Porto, Portugal http://darencox.com/blog/porto

Porto, Portugal http://darencox.com/blog/porto

A stroll into Ericeria's old centre, once known for fishing, shows what really brings in the bucks these days.

A stroll into Ericeria's old centre, once known for fishing, shows what really brings in the bucks these days.

Southern Portugal and the Aggh'arve http://darencox.com/blog/southern-portugal-and-the-aggharve

Southern Portugal and the Aggh'arve http://darencox.com/blog/southern-portugal-and-the-aggharve

Ericeria, Portugal - Surf?s Up! http://darencox.com/blog/ericeria-portugal-surfs-up

Ericeria, Portugal - Surf?s Up! http://darencox.com/blog/ericeria-portugal-surfs-up

Eva melts in the heat.

Eva melts in the heat.

Liz caught this shot of a food truck near the surf spot. Surely there could never be a more appropriate name if Eva ever had her own cafe?

Liz caught this shot of a food truck near the surf spot. Surely there could never be a more appropriate name if Eva ever had her own cafe?

Olivia catches a tiddler. It wasn't quite world class surf the day we were there, but Olivia and Eva both enjoyed it.

Olivia catches a tiddler. It wasn't quite world class surf the day we were there, but Olivia and Eva both enjoyed it.

Of course, just because we were camped in what looked like a parking lot, didn't mean road school was cancelled.

Of course, just because we were camped in what looked like a parking lot, didn't mean road school was cancelled.

The camp spot for us this time was just like a parking lot, except with a good array of facilities covering electricity, water and chemical waste disposal. It turned out to be a mixed blessing.

The camp spot for us this time was just like a parking lot, except with a good array of facilities covering electricity, water and chemical waste disposal. It turned out to be a mixed blessing.

Ericeria has the title, World Surfing Reserve, whatever that means, but it sounds pretty good to me.

Ericeria has the title, World Surfing Reserve, whatever that means, but it sounds pretty good to me.

Here's that picture of the fishermen again, this time I played around with it to give it an oil painting look.

Here's that picture of the fishermen again, this time I played around with it to give it an oil painting look.

I was too busy eating to take a picture of the final product, but here's a shot of the leftovers! Sorry about that.

I was too busy eating to take a picture of the final product, but here's a shot of the leftovers!

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