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... an international natural park with
several overlooks on the Portuguese side (maybe Spanish too) which I hit in the
morning before continuing on to the Alto Douro wine region. The Grand Canyon it
is not, but it’s an impressive gorge even if the river is now dammed at spots
for hydroelectricty and flood control.
Miranda do Douro is another one of those places where I
continued to be ...
... bad as Hontanos last year but required some skating skills and carrying heavier feet as it stuck firmly to the shoes. Found a grass patch to try and wipe some off and noticed a pic to show you how it sticks! Just gets wider and thicker as you walk and yes, it's heavy!
Hit the bitumen and saw beauty everywhere. Can see up the river through a narrow gap and at this point we had no idea we would walk over the top of the gap on the right hand side. Stunning from ...
... head back and alas I see what I think is a dog on the track - spies me - ***** itself - and moves off - beautiful specimen of a dog until I realise it's a BIG fox! Wouldn't keep still for pics. I managed a reasonable shot!
Hi ho down the road to that village and coffee. Option to skirt village but sign says bar 400m - bar wins! As normal they make sure they give you a long tour through the village rather than the easiest route. Getting close to ...
As we enter the bar tonight after an arvo snooze to catch on fb and blogs the bar is alive with loqcals playing cards and dominos, what a sight and how noisy it is - and good tapas to have with our wine while we tap tap tap away!
Slow start this morning - knew accommodation was booked, and only 'supposedly' 19km to our destination today (they lied again) AND I had cut veges last night to cook for brekky and we were being kind to all those souls sleeping on the kitchen ...
... to work out how it goes? No wonder all distances are +/- a few kms!
Come over the hill as we hit Zamora and there a distance in front of us is the old walled city where our digs for tonight will be. Love staying in the old cities, they are truly beautiful. But first...........there's a cafe! 10 minute stop.
Our stone bridge is 'new', built 1835-6. Remains of the old medieval one is in the river but clearly they didn't build like the Romans! Have some ...