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Travel Blogs from Évora
... palais ruins were a nice retreat from the afternoon sun.
After immigrating indoors from the heat later in the afternoon we went out again to see the Roman aqueduct, interestingly houses had been built in the arches, the Roman Theater and cathedral.
We prepared a vegetable and cheese dinner from items gathered from the local market and watched the sun set from the rooftop terrace whilst chatting with other travelers.
I took the opportunity of not having an early start planned, to get up and go for a run this morning. I took the track up along the cliffs overlooking the beaches and ocean; beautiful start to the day. The cliffs being made of sandstone, really reminded me of the Great Ocean Road back home!
As recommended by Warren, who had made a trip through the Algarve in August, we sourced a boat to take us out ...
... I mentioned this several times as we passed signs to them. Wanda, however, does not deal with ancient history and so my interest did not flicker on her radar. She kept instructing "straight on", and I did, with increasing frustration. At one point, she pointed at a place where there were cave drawings, but still we did not stop!
After an hour, we got to Alcacovas, not far from Viana, where we had just ...
Back at the car at 3.15pm, we decided it was time to go home. "We go by other roads" said Wanda, shunning the Sat Nav. She'd led us thus far without a problem, so I didn't question her navigation skills at that point. How was I to know we were about to embark on the drive from hell?
We drove for a further 40 minutes, past fields of storks with their messy nests balanced on telegraph poles. I suppose I should have known that we had reached the edge of ...
... and has never been repaired.
The heat of the day was intense as we walked, very slowly, towards the bridge. Eventually, we got to a chain-link fence at the poor end of town and Wanda pointed out across the valley at a pile of rocks in the distance, indistinguishable from the landscape around them. This was The Bridge we had come to see. I'm sorry to say, I didn't even photograph it. There really was nothing to see.
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