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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 ...
... and went to the restaurant. A celebration was in order for sure. Celso told the chef what we could eat and that we wanted some local red wine. We said whatever wine the chef recommends for what he's making us is what we want. The chef himself brought the wine to our table, opened it, decanted it, and let us taste it. Then came a large salad on a platter, with lettuce, sweet onions, tomatoes, asparagus, and roasted red peppers (Ann's favorite). We ...
... inside leg measurement.
Being Spain, there were several worthy contenders, but one man beat the others by a wide margin. 14" maximum. And that is being generous. Good game.
A statue of Jules Verne looks over the marina. He is sitting on a four legged octopus, looking out to sea. He visited Vigo and set some of his famous 20000 Leagues under the Sea in Vigo Bay.
For supper we ate in a little fish restaurant down by the harbour. ...
... themselves from the many layers of clothing they had on. They still set the beeper off, and had to be taken one by one into the very smart and new fangled body scanner, before being let through and allowed to re-dress.
From there, they queued to collect their hand luggage which had gone through the scanner and been "set aside" for further procedures.
Although the airport staff were almost all also from the Indian sub-continent or ...