Rey Don Sancho
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... an international natural park with
several overlooks on the Portuguese side (maybe Spanish too) which I hit in the
morning before continuing on to the Alto Douro wine region. The Grand Canyon it
is not, but it’s an impressive gorge even if the river is now dammed at spots
for hydroelectricty and flood control.
Miranda do Douro is another one of those places where I
continued to be ...
... is somewhere to sit, the view is beautiful even though it is freezing cold.
We recheck the notes and it says we cross the bridge and have two options. We can continue to follow the road around and reach a potential coffee stop or we can take an immediate left turn, take a goat trail, scramble over shale and granite (you can see that stuff in the pics - and yes it was a challenge but not for long) and walk up the edge of the river until you get to that ...
Normal start and brekky at the digs. A little bit of highway truck dodgem in the dark and once we're over the wet (bridge) we are back on dirt road. Not too tough this morning and less rocky so can walk a little more confidently.
Shortly see the lights on the windmills and honestly there must be 100 of them. Paddocks of solar panels at every town and really thinking Spain must truly embrace alternative and renewable energy. Shame on the ...
... and all walks of like who come here.
Going fine until we make a turn and oh **** - nightmare - rocks rocks rocks, the ones that cause me grief and slow me down like crazy and force me to focus and concentrate! Arrgghh! Buddy says this is the road all the way to digs. I don't know whether to cry, laugh, and in the end simply fark it, it's gotta be done. Chug chug!
Can't believe it only lasted a couple of kms and then simply changes to a normal gravel ...
... MONDAY! Our luck as usual!
A highlight was seeing a falcon in the cathedral windows whilst checking out the pigeons!
Walking back from our historic journey to find lunch we find real veges - bought enough for dinner now just need to find some prawns for a glorious prawn garlic stir fry for tonight - BRING IT ON!
My hungry pants had crept on by this time and my buddy has learned from past experience if I don't sort hungry pants they soon ...