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Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...
Distance: 18 km
Today is a very short stage. That is good news. I have to wash most of my clothes, so now there will be enough time for them to dry. It has become a habit; every afternoon upon arrival I wash my clothes (especially the socks ;-) and try to get them dry by the next morning. If they're not, I hang them on my backpack the next ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
... to see piles of dried cod at the end. The smells took some getting used to. We couldn’t find the eggs because they don’t refrigerate them in Europe. I have to admit, that really freaked me out. I kept waiting for them to hatch or something.
The deli was the main attraction for us. Jason had forgotten his Portuguese-English dictionary but he was undeterred.
The Portuguese are aggressive drivers. I have already mentioned the steep inclines, issues with manual, and confusing road signs. But a surprising development has been Jason's rapid adjustment to the culture. The first day we yielded, drove defensively, and stalled frequently. Today I watched in shock as he hurtled up mountains and started yelling at a slow truck in front of ...