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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 ...
... shank and last night pork tenderloin, all with tasty salads, soups and vegetables. Copius quantities of wine keep the conversation lively!
Today we visited the Quinta da Aveleda winery about 1/2 hour bus drive from the ship dock. It was formed in 1671 and is still owned and operated by the same family. After lunch we continued cruising through the Douro Valley toward Régua.
All for now,
... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
... on the patio over looking the river enjoying the fresh breeze and the scenery. Just as we were called to supper a river cruise boat was making its way up river. We had a private four course supper - cheeses, sausages, bread & port followed by carrot soup (Basil you would have loved the soup as it was steaming hot!!) next up was the main course - pork cooked in Olive oil, oranges and a ...
... I was surprised to learn how Port wine came to be. The English came to the region all those years ago and made their wine. Most of the big producers are still English. They then took the Wine by barge down river to Porto and then shipped it to England. They found that the only way they could stop the wine spoiling was to put Brandy spirit in it, which fortified it and Port was born. Overnight stay at the Vintage House ...