Hotel Horus Zamora
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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 ...
... and we had packed by having the lights of both shower/toilet blocks on. So seated in the ladies shower block, with a chair hosting Hedleys butt and mine hosted by the loo, we got the job done - but if anyone had walked in some crazy questions may have been asked. Good morning giggle.
Hi ho down the road and soon on the dirt road traipsing through yet more farmland. Yet the path is clearly marked despite construction works. We soon feel trees around us and ...
... get eggs - if no dins at bar we will have to make do with something cold from shop - go to bar - they boil eggs for me - God bless them! - use wifi after being told no internet in town - sit - drink and eat the arvo away. The locals come in and play cards very noisily,
Tomorrow we turn west and start to skirt northern Portugal or at least look over the border. The VDLP (original version and Roman way) actually continues North to Astorga and ...
... s not an aqueduct we can't cross we opt to go left rather than take a 700/800m detour to get to the other side. Aha! It's the base for the new high speed rail - no long detour for these ducks. Up and over we go - thanks guys on bikes!
We have paralleled the highway all day but at a distance and as the map says we get closer as we get towards the village. We at last see it, but know it's only teasing as there is at least 5km to go.
Then honk honk honk at a ...
... sun rise and the temperature has warmed to 5.2 at 8am. We'll be there by 10 at the latest. That's unless of course, coffee shows first. The notes say there is a coffee stop a few kms from town so we will stop if the notes are right. Some confusion at a turn - sign says 5.7km to Zamora - 500m later says 6km - no we didn't turn wrong - a bit further down it says 5km. So if the council, main roads people can't decide how far it is, well how is a pilgrim following mud ...