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... across the river to Spain and its fortified town of Tui.
The place has so many layers of defenses, it took a while to walk up to the top. Once in the town, you are greeted by numerous shops and stalls all selling towels and linen (nothing else). Couldn't believe ...
... then go off with Neil & Valerie to find a taxi to take us to Baiona, a little seaside fishing village about 12 miles away. It seems there is a set price €35 for the round trip and €17 for each hour waiting. Our driver is a lovely young boy but has no English so we have a lot of pointing and guessing as we go along!
We ask him to drop us at the Parador which is on the sea front occupying an old ...
... old buildings flanking them lean this way and that... and every now and again there is a house missing; the gap filled with great iron girders and the sides of the houses on either side of the gaping hole sprayed with a cack coloured foam. It has the appearance of a missing tooth.
Or indeed several.
The old part of town is built on a very steep hill. Having walked down to the harbour first, we then disappeared up a flight of very steep, old, ...
One of the sillier word games we have played for some time goes a bit like this.
We are sitting in a cafe, (or wherever) and Nick reckons it is time we moved on, so says in a questioning way, "Vigo?" and for ages, I would reply "Porrr-tooo-gal!" with a smirk.
Oh! The sheer excitement of us Baby Boomers!
However, a while ago that we both realised that *shock, horror* Vigo is not in Portugal at all, but Spain! So when we came to look at a map ...
... Several of you have commented that you have enjoyed the pictures, well, I have more and will share.
Will probably not post from Madrid, but if I take some interesting pictures I'll post them when I'm back.
This has been a great experience for me, and I'm grateful that you my dear friends and family have been with me all the way on THE WAY. I'm eager to get back and personally tell you about my Great Adventure.
I love you all.