Parador de Pontevedra
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Im in Portugal at last. Drove across what looked like a bridge that had been bombed recently and was now slowly being restored. This was the border crossing from Spain into Portugal. The first stop across the border was Valenca, a large fortified town atop of a ...
Our arrival time today is not until 12 noon so there is time for the traditional Celebrity Sunday brunch. The central double height part of the dining room has been cleared of tables and replaced with displays of the most amazing array of food and drink. It is all beautifully laid out and very tasty.
It is the nicest day we have had so far the sky is blue and the sun is shining, a change for Vigo!
We watch the sail ...
... we supposed were from which they fish out the oysters, famous in this area. The whole area is flanked by three islands, rich in wildlife and with one or two nice looking beaches.
Having marched up to the top of the hill, we then marched back down again, via one or two buildings which are, literally, falling apart. There is a slight feeling of faded glory about many of the buildings in Vigo, which must have been beautiful in their day.
... East, they looked upon their brethren with slight frustration and irritation.
Nick sailed through.
I went beep.
Beepers were pulled aside to join the queue for the body scanner.
"Give me your shoes."
"But they are plastic..."
"it's the buckle! There, you didn't think of that one, did you!" He winked at me as I put them into one of the trays and they were ceremoniously out through the X ray machine.
My bag had ...
... states" through this door came the pilgrims from Portugal on their way to Santiago". I'd met a few pilgrims walking the Portuguese way from Lisbon , O Porto and from Tui, which is at the border.
Tomorrow I'll leave Santiago back to Madrid and then on Friday home.
My posting have been hurried and very sloppy, full of spelling errors, I do apologize for that. As the days go by I'll try to add to the postings, both my thoughts and ...