Sea lanes are exceptionally narrow tapering off into the unknown.
From now on political acrimony is set to increase to the next level.
Also, multiple recessions in European countries Portugal does most trade with have meant exports, despite holding up remarkably well in adverse conditions, no longer bring in as much cheer as they might. Their contribution softening the impact of recession was bound to be relatively small anyway.
Yet they offered (still do) just about the only glimmer of hope.
Will the judges make a binding footnote provision on the country's financial emergency situation or deliver a purely judicial verdict according to the highest Law of the Land?
And a growing number of disgruntled citizens for whom politics is increasingly too far-fetched.