We were ‘wilding’ on a small grassy promontory beside the lake, the Barragem d’Aqueva, not quite the most westerly part of Portugal but it is the west of Europe.
Suddenly a horseman, complete with cowboy hat, appeared on his white charger and proceeded to gallop up and down splash through the water and make the horse rear up and do other tricks to entertain us and the handful of other people around. It all seemed a bit bizarre in the middle of the Portuguese countryside.
We had spotted a small group of motorhomes parked on a lovely spot from our eyrie high up at Monsaraz. We investigated and it all looked good so after a diversion to look at a nearby aire and use the dump and fill facilities we returned and joined the three other vans there (GPS 38.42657º -7.38305º).
Surrounded by water on three sides and well away from roads, lights or noise it was an idillic spot to just chill in the sun for a couple of days.