Porto - Portugal - Foz Where the Douro Meets the Sea

We arrived along the edge of the River Douro in Porto and hopped on the #1 tram line headed to where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
The tram track stretched out in front of us embedded alongside the cobbled street.
The inside of the tram was vintage and featured wood paneling and antique chains to request a stop.
The river slowly rattled by as we made the 20 minute journey to Foz.
We caught a glimpse of one of the many other trams that transport people around Porto and make the place so atmospheric.
We knew we were getting close when the numbers of boats lining the river increased considerably.
We saw some beautiful sailboats in the distance.
Palm trees lined the promenade.
We disembarked from the train and wandered through a small lush park dotted with fountains en route to the beach.
We spotted two parallel break walls and decided to go in for a closer look.
We could see the spot where the Douro River meets the sea.
Fishermen lined the break wall hoping for a good catch.
On the Atlantic side, we marveled at the choppy water and the power of the sea.
We found it very relaxing to stand in this spot and watch the water furiously roll in.  We were just beyond its reach as it tended to break in the opposite direction back out to sea.
On the opposite side at the mouth of the Douro River, sailboats floated on a totally flat mirrored surface of water.
We walked all the way out to the end and admired the striped lighthouse.
We returned to the Foz promenade and made our way back toward the tram stop.
We boarded the tram back toward the old town centre of Porto.
Riding back, a large group of people on scooters rode alongside the tram for a while.  They must have been out for an afternoon excursion in the sunshine and playfully waved at us before zipping onward.
As we jostled along the river again on our return we admired the beautiful bridges spanning the Douro and planned our next move.

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