Pensao Grande Oceano
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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
... Europe, a kind of quaint perfection that
never existed in history. Those who remember it wax poetic about Paris in the
1950s and how romantically dilapidated it all was in the struggle of the
post-WWII years when rent-controls led landlords to neglect their properties. I
find some of that kind of romance in Porto, as I did in many places on my first
trip to central Europe in 1996 in the early post-Communist years before the
city centers of Prague, Krakow, and ...
... day we went on another boat ride it was better than the other one because this boat was bigger and there was no waves.
We went under 5 bridges. Then we walked to the wine tour and saw how it was made and processed. I felt like I was going to faint.
Porto was the ending of Portugal but it wasn't as good as Spain.
... s tiles, stuccoes, iron work, street signs etc. As there seems to be quite a few derelict and abandoned buildings this is an excellent way to preserve part of their architectural history.
The Se or Cathedral of Porto has a couple of memorable features. Recalling something special about each church we visit, when we see so many, is the only way not to forget them. On the steps to the entrance there was an unusual coiled serpent with a dog like head. Inside, close to the ...
... if the fish they were catching were sardines!? So we snapped a few pictures and then got back on the moped for the next leg of our adventure.
We covered a lot of kilometers on the moped and ended up driving by what looked like a carnival or some sort of fair. Everything was closed still as it was probably before noon.
We ended up finding ourselves in a mall parking lot so we decided to go in. The mall was split up in ...