Forte de Sao Francisco
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and terraces almost down to the river where I crossed to Peso da Regua, the commercial river town at the western side of the Alto Douro wine region that’s sort of the tourism central for trips further into the region.
From there it was up the steep side valleys north of the river, up almost 2,000 feet through stunning scenery to the area around Vila Real, a significant university town in Tras-o-Montes province that ...
... rest' on the edge of town which was well sheltered with a table and bench and all sorts of other if the day was fine but we ate some brekky dry! Sat and watched the rain fall down while we ate but it was cold - fingers barely working.
Headed off to Laza where many spent the night and found a cafe and spent 1 1/2 hours there. Three coffees and two cola caos, toastados and cakes and buddy went shopping for dinner tonight as one set of notes said we had a ...
... and many places (there are few on this lesser walked Camino anyway) have been commandeered by the construction companies. Good business for the accommodation owners but down right useless/scary/hopeless for peregrinos! You can see from the photo I've taken before our final descent some tunnel construction in this area.
This construction has also meant that some notes say you are required to take a detour and then in the next sentence says you can plough through it anyway. ...
... at about 557 miles. It has its birth in northern Spain and meanders along into Portugal, cutting due west, until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of Porto. This river was the main vehicle for the transportation of Port for a very long time and remains a symbol of the prosperity of the region. The tiny hamlet of Pinhao remains one of the only villages remaining on the shore of the Douro.
We tried to follow the road ...
... We passed straight through Sarria which took over an hour, and had lunch near the outskirts at the top of the hill past the cathedral. We had learnt that once you've passed the cathedrals there is usually very little climbing ahead.
Lunch and some ibuprofen and chocolate biscuits later we were in our way again. Warren had been troubled by sciatica earlier and was struggling.
The 12km from Sarria to our destination was a complete contrast and ...