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We started the drive south from Porto but before we could get to far we went past some sort of stadium that was set up on the beach. We decided to stop for lunch and check it out, turned out to be the FIFA beach soccer World Cup. Somehow we managed to get ourselves free tickets and spent the next hour watching Spain vs Iran in quite an entertaining game. So awesome to stumble across such a big event. We drove further south and stayed in a beach from ...
... going to be a private concert, just for us. They dimmed the lights in the restaurant and we settled in for our private serenade. The man playing the Spanish guitar spoke very good English, and he provided a running commentary, on both the history of Fado and regarding each song, instrument, etc. The singer, who was leader of the trio, was probably in his 50's and wore a black cape. His voice was very good. It helped to have the commentary before ...
Leaving Obidos we saw our first cork trees. Cork, almond and olive trees became a familiar part of the landscape as we moved north to Coimbra.
Coimbra was the birthplace of six Portuguese kings and the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. The Romans found the city of Ammonium and an important Moorish center. In 1064 Ferdinand the Great of Castile captured the city. As the Portuguese drove the Moors ...
... had a much worse time since they had tried to motor into the wind. At least we could sail, which helped a little.
Yesterday we did another tour, this time to Coimbra, to visit the oldest and most prestigious university in Portugal but everyone was tired and so we were grateful for our rest day today. That is apart from a visit to the Mayor.....
Tomorrow we sail to Peniche and the forecast is for northerly winds. Hooray!
[Just a quick post to try to catch up. We may add more info and/or pictures later.]
In talking to some folks in heavily Catholic Portugal, we realized it would only take us about an hour and a half to get to Fatima, where some million pilgrims would coincidentally arrive the next day. You can read about the event on wikipedia's Our Lady of Fatima page.
Other places to stay in Miranda do Douro
Largo da Estacao, Miranda do Douro | 4 star hotelfrom $66
R. Pimeiro de Maio , Miranda do Douro | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Rua 1 de Maio 25, Miranda do Douro | 3 star hotelfrom $33
Largo dom joao III 5210, Miranda do Douro | Hotelfrom $39
Rua 1 De Maio 5, Miranda do Douro | Hotelfrom $53