Hotel Spa Convento I
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... to Miranda Do Douro but didn't find much here so decided to cross the border in to Spain and stay in Zamora. A few reflections on Portugal. Loved the people and thought they were "softer" than the Spaniards. Most Portuguese speak English (the younger ones, anyway) as it is compulsory in schools. It was a much greener, prettier and more productive country than I had imagined. Not ...
Drove into the rain and cold and up the winding road to the top of the Puerto de Pajares. Unfortunately no views but still a steep road leading into the clouds. Then we arrived at the top and I was hugely disappointed to find the beautiful Parador I had stayed at in 1971 was boarded up and derelict and so sad looking. Now up on the high plateau we drove through abandoned villages and new towns with dismal apartment housing. Cranes nesting high on the tops of ruined church ...
Zamora - could be the title of a Dean Martin song. The town brought out my inner crooner - comfy and cleverly modernised NH hotel, honey coloured ancient buildings, a once a year ceramic market, storks nesting on bell towers, breakfast of organic fruits, local sheep cheese, fresh roasted coffee, mild sunny day. (Wifi is a constant challenge so this blog will need to be polished with pics later. ...
... with fantastic views of the mountains and valleys as we walked. The weather was fine today which is a treat in this part of the world. O'Cebreiro is infamous in the Camino as many pilgrims have perished here due to the unpredictability of the weather. They say it rains two days out of three. No wonder the dogs we have seen are more than happy being out in the rain. I should say this was in the past, not an issue now.
Upon awaking I gave Gordon the good news about the breakfast times and promptly went back to sleep for man hour. After a leisurely breakfast going on until roughly 11 we retired to the hotel terrace which due to the time of year we had to ourselves. Curiosity got the better of me and I asked Gordon whether the wire under the bonnet was to do with the trip meter and the fog light, to which I was told it had fixed the trip the fog light starting ...