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Thursday, July 1
No we did not go Africa (see pin on the map) it's just that there is also a Régua in Angola as well, and that was a Portuguese possession, Travelpod placed the pin!
Today the tour started at 09:00 to go to the medieval town Lamego close to Peso da Régua where the boat is docked. The main attraction is the church - Our Lady Of Remedies, where people go to get healing. It is a Baroque church finished in 1761.While some people might ...
After breakfast at the Pousada we sit in the lounge and our room. We were going yo go to the pool but it is overcast and cool. The ABCD are having a meeting in the hotel. Not heard of them? Its a European organisation called the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases. Or did someone just make that up? We check out at noon. The car has been parked outside for two days. Unfortunately it was under a tree and is covered in a layer of gluey gunge. The windscreen washers get enough off my side of ...
... to visit the Quinta do Pesseguiro winery. This winery is owned by a French fashion guy, who has way too much money. He has built this ultra modern little winery which I reckon would have cost him $5 or $6 Million. It doesn't have any pumps - everything works by gravity. The winery has 3 lifts, so if wine needs to be transferred to another tank it's simply drained into a square tank, put in the lift and taken to an upper floor ...
... the western one nearer the coast and the
hottest the eastern one toward Spain, and summers are apparently blisteringly
hot in the valley. I noticed a massive difference in temperature between the
hills near the maximum elevation of grape growing and the valley floor along
the river, one much greater than the approximately 3 to 4 degrees Fahrenheit per
1,000 feet of altitude (I won’t try to convert those to metric) you typically expect
... about 34 at the time and all the children were educated at the University and had careers starting. There were only six surviving children at that time.
The siblings got together and made a business out of the farm...they have 120 acres and produce as much port every year as the coop allows. 3 of the children run the business, the eldest son is the general manager and sales director, the middle daughter is the marketing voice and the youngest child, a ...