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Travel Blogs from Vigo
... across the river to Spain and its fortified town of Tui.
The place has so many layers of defenses, it took a while to walk up to the top. Once in the town, you are greeted by numerous shops and stalls all selling towels and linen (nothing else). Couldn't believe ...
... is back on board, another good evening and our first show! Sue Denning the cruise director is doing her one woman show which is wonderful, where the woman gets her energy is amazing. She is all over the ship, she is on the dockside ( in the stilettos ) seeing everyone off when we dock, she is the voice on the muster and crew drills, introduces the shows and replies to the "attention to detail" cards! A standing ovation is truly ...
... heading in the general direction of the castro, which stands at the top of the hill, in a now park.
One of the first things we came across was a sort of public washing facility, with terraced, tiled sinks for communal laundering. Some people had been so excited by the whole thing that they had gone off and left their clothes soaking, or in soggy heaps on the side.
Onwards and ever upwards, I began to realise why there were the occasional ...
One of the sillier word games we have played for some time goes a bit like this.
We are sitting in a cafe, (or wherever) and Nick reckons it is time we moved on, so says in a questioning way, "Vigo?" and for ages, I would reply "Porrr-tooo-gal!" with a smirk.
Oh! The sheer excitement of us Baby Boomers!
However, a while ago that we both realised that *shock, horror* Vigo is not in Portugal at all, but Spain! So when we came to look at a map ...
... states" through this door came the pilgrims from Portugal on their way to Santiago". I'd met a few pilgrims walking the Portuguese way from Lisbon , O Porto and from Tui, which is at the border.
Tomorrow I'll leave Santiago back to Madrid and then on Friday home.
My posting have been hurried and very sloppy, full of spelling errors, I do apologize for that. As the days go by I'll try to add to the postings, both my thoughts and ...