Residencial Jardim da Caldas
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... of interest. On its outskirts, though, is the village of Mateus (that’s Portuguese for Matthew). Made famous by the palace whose image adorns the bottles of inexpensive Portuguese rose wine.
The image on the bottle is of a place that actually looks quite nice, so I decided to stop and take the palace tour. There was a big tour group of older northern Europeans around me at the time of my visit that I could tell were from ...
... for the day, the second time in a week! Not a bad effort for old *****! A bucket load of bikes on this section and we put one foot after the other they were pedalling one rotation after the other - tough no matter which way you do it, they just get an easier downhill!
We arrived into the village soaked through the Gortex and grabbed coffee and headed to the Albergue to dry out (in a state of hope to warm up with a good shower and be able to dry wet stuff ...
... the surface underneath me. Unless it's raining I will start with sandals tomorrow before we hit the rough stuff around the 20km mark. Tomorrow is a 27+/- km day. By doing this we avoid excessively short days and don't have to do a +30km day in two days. The following two days are less than 25km - so easy days.
We will have some sort of food early tonight, but dinner is not served before 8:30 again we just don't do that well and with a big day ahead we need to sleep. Brekky ...
... heights induced misery) but instead we settled on a compromise of finding a real road after a certain point. After all, what was expected to take only a couple of hours was turning into an all-day affair (without a lunch stop, whaa).
We arrived at our Pousada mid-afternoon in the little town of Alijo and promptly settled in. Fortunately for us, the restaurant was first class and we dined well. The next day we drove down the mountain, yet again, ...
... in the other beds. Unfortunately, the other might be taken by two women whom Warren had a run-in with in the bar downstairs. We were booking in and they were so rude, trying to push in, just so they could get a drink. We are amazed at how pushy some Europeans are as most times we are happy to wait and take our turn. Must be the Pommie in us.
This place is in the middle of the Brierley section so, while popular in the middle of the day, should ...
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