Hospederia el Convento
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... This morning the wind was blowing and it
was cool. As we were walking, Susan joked that there must be someone painting
something white all the time and sure enough we rounded a conner and there was
a man painting a wall white.
To get to the castle we walked on the castle wall walk
way. Generally, the walk way is only 5 to 10 feet off the ground, but in places
it can be 30 feet off the ground.
Arriving at ...
... done. Many of the decoration on the outside of the building
were in deteriorating condition, but still amazing to see. However, I think we
enjoyed seeing the rooms that supported everyday life, such as the kitchens and
eating halls. The fireplace where meat was cooked was the size of a small
bedroom. You could see the smoke ash on the ceiling. The bakery oven was so big
we wondered how the loaves of bread were put in and taken out.
... found shady spots to paint the picture-postcard scenes of the village.
We visited the citadel in the early afternoon and just before sundown, we got a good workout walking up and down the quaint lanes and city walls.
We enjoyed a fabulous traditional meal of lamb and pork and migas, a tasty mixture of potatoes, bread, bell peppers and herbs. A lot more meat than we would ordinarily choose, but very tasty.
Yesterday (Thursday) whilst the weather outlook still looked favourable, we decided to 'do' the town of Castel de Vide, about five miles away. On the recommendation of Chris at the site, we headed first for the viewpoint overlooking the town itself to take in the small Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, which after parking up is accessed by a winding flight of cobbled steps - we thought it was reminiscent of the scene from the film 'Mamma Mia'! Once ...
Shortly after waving off neighbours Nick and Caroline yesterday (Wednesday) morning we set off on our bikes (ashamed to say it is the first time I have used mine for about a month) turning left outside the gates, along quiet lanes. The landscape was very reminiscent of parts of the UK with its boulders, dry stone walls and oak trees, but the cork trees were somewhat alien to us. Fascinating fact about cork: did you know ...
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