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... located here in 13th C (?) It was moved to Lisbon but relocated back to Coimbra into the 16th C palace.
Our 1st stop today is on the north side of the Mondego river at a Monastry of St Clair, overlooking the town on the southern bank. Queen Isobel ( Elizabeth in english) convinced her husband, the king to open a university here. Today the morning is misty and the view is not very clear sadly.
We drive back ...
Today I thought it would be great to turn the blog over to Elise.... This day couldn't have been more perfect; it began with seeing Sue and Tony as we emerged from the elevator for breakfast. It was late for them, as they typically leave an hour or so before us, so it was a wonderful surprise. They are a very special couple and are proving the be true prize of the pilgrimage - always offering warm ...
... their houses with ceramic tiles in all kinds of designs. I will post a photo of a house we passed covered in tiles, along with a close up of the design on the tiles. We have seen hundreds of buildings from Lisbon all the way here, covered in all kinds of tile designs. Because I said something about the yellow arrows a few days ago, Elise decided to count all the major turns today. There were 45 turns that without the arrows we ...
... aware of the pace our lives move without really thinking about it. Of course, there is no way I can walk everywhere, nor would I want to, but this makes me at least think about the pace our modern transportation sets and by extension the effect this has on the rest of our lives. Faster is better (as the modern commercial says) and I agree, but maybe not all the time. Since beginning our long walks in Scotland, England, ...
... refill the parking meter - parking inspectors are everywhere as are police.
Some souvenir shopping saw our afternoon pass quite quickly and we drove home via the salt pans/lagoons ..... or so we intended until we got a bit lost and decided it wasn't worth the effort.... who hasn't seen good old Saxa before?
But seriously, Aveiro is well known for its salt and seaweed production, it seemed we just didn't have the taste for it ...