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We boarded our ship!!!
small but nicely laid out..except for the SMALL bsthroon! Had to squat to shave me legs!,,
aug 10 - we had a laid back day..just cruising today!
aug. 11 - morning of sailing, then in the afternoon, a trip to Castelo Rodrigo..11th century church, a place for pilgrims to stop at. And a not so great wine tasting!,, but we persevered!
trouble trying to upload pictures,...will try later if a better wifi connection :(
... 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 ...
... we went to a town with a historic bridge - Ponte de Lima. It was very impressive and medieval looking, and is part of the Portuguese Camino, and while we were there admiring it some pilgrims passes us, with scallop shells on their packs, looking just like we did last year! Also, I must say that that moment was also the occasion of pouring rain!! Truly pouring! We had umbrellas and raincoats, but still got wet pants bottoms, shoes etc....can hardly complain. Maybe it's ...
... discussing I am sure, the issues of the day. Their hard work has given them a long life. With rosy cheeks, smooth skin and big smiles, some a little toothless - you just want to give them a big hug and say thank you.
I could sit in the sun on the steps and watch for hours. This is what a group of young students are doing, it is obviously their weekend gathering place. This is what an artist is doing, his head covered with a scarf so that the sun won't ...
... while the Portuguese called it invasion. Portugal dealt with its colonies much like the French, integrating their culture, at one stage Portugal was said to start in Minho in Porto and end in Timor in south east Asia. A human example of this came in the form of Abel Grade, a fine artist we met who was born in Angola to Portuguese parents and now has a gallery in Lisbon. It is interesting how the times have changed, with the economic downturn and the rise of Africa. ...
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