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... ridge, or if it was another set of turbines on another ridge! Portugal has numerous wind and solar farms. Quite impressive. Dont know what it would be like flying over a solar farm on a sunny day....
It was a bit wet when we arrived so had assistance from the tourist office and found a hotel at the edge of the old town. Turned out to be a great location for walking around and exploring. However, the best bit ...
... visit to the wine cellar. We saw the room where Agatha Christie stayed, the phenomenal dining room with beautiful wood paneling and stained glass windows, and shared the abiding sense of the grace of Portuguese royalty of centuries past.
From the Palace Hotel, the resident forester, Nelson, led us on a walk through a good portion of the trails. Along the way, we passed many of the stations of the cross, abandoned since the departure of ...
... behind heavy oak shelves. Scott remarked that it felt like something from a Harry Potter movie.
All the books are single edition works. The oak resists insects, and Sylvia informed us that tiny bats also sneak through the cracks in the construction and assist the preservation effort by slaying and consuming any living creatures of the insect variety.
We left the library and walked down through Coimbra on cobblestone streets to the main ...
... altar and pulpit still intact. Another favourite in town seems to be Cherry Brandy with a little chocolate cake for 1 Euro. Our next stop is called Alcobaca, a little town with a large Monastery founded back in 1153 by the first Portuguese King Afonso Henriques. The church is very austere in contrast to the tombs of King Pedro I and his mistress Ines de Castro which are very ornate. After our visit to the church we ate ...
... were a lot of rocks so we just headed down for a few beach games of Boules and bat and ball. All enjoyed the spa treatment to our feet, who needs little fish to eat away at our dead skin when we have course sand followed by the most brilliant of sand-stuck-to-skin remedy of talc. Well done Yvette for that advice years ago, really works.....try it if you haven’t.
Uno- haven’t really ...
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