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... who suggested we approach the guy in Lisbon who has been so helpful to them last week. Sent off several emails, then home. Marliyn cooked paella- this time, EXACTLY as I expected, pork, chicken, chorizo, vegies and fluffy rice.(not baked as we had in Seville). Decided to head for Madrid anyway next day, as the only lead we had so far with the Boomer was to travel backwards ...
... we went out again to explore Cuacos de Yuste itself. Tiny narrow streets, overhanging rooms, some buildings almost crumbling away. Some houses decorated prettily or adorned with flower boxes. Shopped for locally brewed beer, pate and creamy goats' cheese. Stopped in at the local bar for a drink and to get the internet, as Marilyn has no internet at home. Back home for even more food and drink, then late to ...
... lovely. Stopped for coffee at a small village, where we ordered then sat down in semi-darkness and the aged locals continued their chatting and drinking, propping up the bar at 10 a.m. The store seemed to sell everything for everyone, if you could find it! By chance, stopped at Monsanto village. Described as "the most Portuguese village in Portugal", the streets got so narrow as we climbed the hill, we had to come down backwards and walk, then walk/ climb to the castle ...
... mistake again! Sitting outside at the plastic table, it became apparent that we were next to the bins and being plagued by flies. So we left! At this point our two satnavs had conflicting opinions and Bald Eagle was convinced that his route was both shorter, straighter and quicker. A few Ks later after a half decent bit of road, it deteriorated into potholes. Not just a few but sometimes, they spanned the road, were deep and progress was slowed to ...
... the town would be high on a hill, but no - it was in a valley.
We saw signs for a Carrefour and after negotiating about 5 roundabouts each with a raised crossing(awful in a MH) at the entrance and exit, we saw the supermarket up on a hill.
When we got nearer we realised that the main ...