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Issue #017, April 17, 2014—N is for Nazaré
April 17, 2014
Dear VIP (Very Important Adventuress)

N is for Nazaré

Nazaré has Portugal’s most beautiful beach, and here’s why.

American extreme surfer Garrett McNamara slid down a record-breaking, 100-foot wall of water in 2011 to set the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

That wave smashed the Atlantic beach at Nazaré Portugal, a historic fishing village and world destination seaside resort.

In winter on this notorious stretch of ocean, big storms in the North Atlantic create massive swells towards the coast of Portugal.

And this year McNamara had his record beaten by another extreme surfer, Andrew Cotton, who conquered an even bigger wave.

The average visitor arriving in this sleepy fishing village wouldn’t think first about surfing. Narrow, cobbled streets and the seemingly quiet lives of the roughly 15,000 inhabitants made us want to immediately find a great restaurant with good sardines and wine for a leisurely afternoon lunch.

To read the rest of the story, learn about the Rooster of Barcelos, and see lots of colorful pix, CLICK HERE

Tomorrow’s AtoZ Challenge: For the letter O, I’ll tell you about the Observatory at Griffith Park’s most interesting exhibit.

—Carolyn V. Hamilton, Editor and Chief Adventuress

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