Riding the Crazy Train
First Published by Constance on September 23rd 2016
One day the Sardine Train (officially the comboio turístico) was free to the public. No one had to pay a large amount of Euros to tour the high points of Lagos while riding on the carriage of benches pulled by what looked like an old fashioned steam engine.
The Citizen and I were thrilled about the prospect of actually riding the cheesy thing. We see it constantly, it’s our unofficial monitor on how to tell how crowded it is in town that day. That and the number of the huge tour busses belching out clumps of people who are herded about by a someone with a flag. These people are from the cruise ship docked in Portimáo.
We prepared for riding the Sardine train with a nice bottle of wine decanted into water bottles . The train does a loop of the beaches, it takes about an hour and people can get on and off at the designated stops. Where should we hop on the train? It had be the Marina.