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1438. The Last of the Old Streetcars (Por 032)
Colares, January 4, 2013, Day 178
3 hrs, 5.0 kms
I follow a peaceful tree lined road to another full size town with a creek running through it and some large, nicely fixed up wine cellar bodega style buildings...
Then open countryside... and finally the Atlantic Ocean.
Actually, this ...
... dress which is not worn anymore yet the shawl is still used. And sing they could. What a wonderful evenings entertainment. I tried in my best amateur way to record sound bytes. The video on the iPhone is not worth trying to see but you will get the idea of what we heard.
Then it was back on the bus and oh joy, an arrival at the hotel of midnight! An early night ! But no, walking through the bar, I was accosted by a fellow workshoppian - an Irishman with a thirst (not a ...
... statues of St. Anthony who is the protector of the city of Lisbon. We saw the Jewish square and learned that Lisbon is an area where the three main monotheistic religions all got along with each other.
We made our way down the narrowest street in Lisbon and got back on the bus. We were shown a suspension bridge that is basically a replica of the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Sitting next to the bridge is a statue that replicates ...
... that ended at 2am with me incredulously growling, "Are you already dressed?" at LK who was, not only dressed and packed, but actually clutching the car keys.
LK: I figured getting up thirty minutes in advance of the alarm made little overall difference; I mean, who wants to go to Luton at any time of day really? As we sped through the night, a combination of lack of sleep and margaritas from the previous afternoon forced me ask KK to pull over for me ...
... an hour just taking in the carvings against the bright blue sky. It was the perfect temperature and there were no clouds and it was sunny all day. After we pulled ourselves away we crossed the street to the ocean side. There is a giant monument to the sailors, explorers, and merchants that made Lisbon such an established and important city in history.
We made our way back into the city via tram with good intentions of meeting our friends on the beach, ...