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Travel Blogs from Zambujeira do Mar
... We went up the last street and found the first of three churches and looked around inside it was very ornate and impressive, however in need of some restoration. On to the second one which was a small chapel size church however just as ornate as the first. We did not go in to the third as it was at the other end of the village and we thought we had better get back as we had been nearly two hours.
We traveled on to a village called Luz ...
Monday 4th November
We left the campsite at Milfontes and headed south, stopping off at Odemira to shop at Lidl and fill up with diesel.
We drove into Zambujeira Do Mar to see if the campsite was open but it had closed at the end of October for the winter.
We headed on to Carvalhal do Rocha to the campsite there and checked in. We are the only guests. The young man in charge was lovely, he spoke excellent English and was very ...
... is that it is a celestial calendar, as well as a gathering place for pagan rituals.
The Portuguese Stonehenge was in the middle of huge cork-oak tree groves, so we got to see this most interesting tree up close. Cork trees take 25years to mature enough for a first shearing, but after that the cork bark can be harvested every nine years. Rich red ...
... last night and torrential rain. The seal around the back door is a bit dodgy and poor John got rained on! This morning everything was very misty but the sun soon shone through. John spent an hour or so repairing the inner tubes from yesterday's cycle ride from hell. In total, he repaired about 10 punctures in three inner tubes. We now need to find a bike shop to buy more patches.
We had read that you could walk along the 15th century aqueduct that starts ...
... roads, we checked in to “Hotel Evora”, which is a modern establishment, before going into the town looking for things to do. We had lunch at a nearby café, and after a walk around the town we saw…NOTHING! There is literally nothing here to see or do, it may as well be an abandoned city. With the exception of one nice cathedral and some rather ordinary Roman ruins (hence the title “our day in ruins”, referring ...
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