Star Inn Porto
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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 :(
... of the sweetness normally associated with port wine. Our guide also informed us that white port is commonly mixed with chilled tonic water for cocktail that is similar in taste to a gin and tonic. We also noticed many of the restaurants in town offered cocktail menus based on port as the main ingredient and we were told that the ones with the white port are refreshing in taste as opposed to sweet. After our visit at Taylor's, we headed down toward the river ...
Helen booked us in for a full day wine tour up the Douro Valley. There were three of us on the trip with Joao Brandao as our guide. The weather was a steady drizzle and as we steadily climbed first through the Lower Corgo, then Upper Corgo then finally the Douro Superior area. The climate gets drier the further east one goes but not today. There was thick mist covering the steep hillsides. Twisty narrow roads made me thankful for having an experienced guide although as ...
... anniversary party, and we got some drinks and cake for free.
Sunday I woke up at 10:30, missing breakfast, and I had to pack up to check out by 11. Then we walked to a park that is around an auditorium called The Crystal Palace. The park was pretty, and there were a few peacocks just hanging around. We ...
Back on the bike I rode past modern marina and restaurants, a bird sanctuary on the river mouth and around to nice beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.
Beautiful day but by now my bum was getting sore so i headed back & found out I had ridden 40 km!!! No wonder I was ...