Quinta Do Martelo
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... ending with the scene of the manger next to the castle walls underneath a large star.
We looked in a couple of gift shops, pottery shop and a shop which had a range of gifts, liquors and handmade jams/chutneys; we bought a few before we left. There was also an art shop, the gentleman told us he and his wife were the artists, sculptors, pottery makes and everything was original, however we did not have £1000 for a painting to hand so ...
... my sense of being surrounded by the vastness of the ocean.
The cobbled streets were beautiful, well made, slippery and mostly one way in the opposite direction of where we wished to go. Even Eric's navigational skills were tested by this little city of about 20 streets!!!
We finally found ourselves in the centre, in a small café (outside under an umbrella) with the young working locals having a tasty ...
Spent the day driving through back roads of Spain, over the border back into Portugal, then through oak-cork and orange groves and vineyards to Evora, Portugal.
Evora was founded by the Romans in the 2nd C BC, and has gone through Roman, Moorish and Portuguese rule in its 2000+ year history, leaving remnants of architecture from each of those periods. ...
Friday 18th October
We drove to Evora yesterday and found a campsite a couple of kilometres outside this medieval walled city.
This morning, we had a wander around the town doing the cultural bit - cathedral, church, palace, roman temple etc. After lunch we headed back to the campsite and got on our bicycles to look at some standing stones about 10 kms out of the city.
John had to repair three punctures during our ride (2 for his front tyre ...
... game of pool, before having dinner at the hotel restaurant. I had scrambled eggs with asparagus for entrée, pork with rice, chips and salad for main, and fruit salad for dessert. This meal could be best described as simply “okay”. We went to bed feeling disappointed with Evora, but this is officially a past time now, as we are back in Spain tomorrow. I hope to see you again then, goodbye for now and for the last time in ...
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