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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 ...
... with a small pine forest inside. Neil & Valerie have a better head for heights than us and walk along the battlements for a while. The port is very quaint and there are lots of small shops and cafes, the shops are mainly closed as it is Sunday but we have a coffee and small tapas at La Boqueria which is a must to revisit as the meals being served to the wholly Spanish clientele looked wonderful and smelt even better.
... decked out in smoky black and it is like walking in a ghost tunnel. There are tiny lights under the stairs, but it is not obvious.
In the town, the steps (of which there are zillions and we seemed to do most of them today) have not had the yellow paint treatment either.
Some flights of steps going up to the castle had disintegrated half way up... none had safety handrails, and not a splish of yellow paint anywhere. No warning signs near ...
... covered. Phew!
An easy trip to the airport (thank you so much, FMB... and we hope you did not get held up by that lengthy jam on the way home again) and a quick check was soon completely spoilt by a lengthy and painful grind through security. About four long queues mainly of passengers flying to the Middle East, or the Indian sub-continent meant that not only did they not understand what they were supposed to do, but it then took ages for them ...
... 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.