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Stayed the night in Viano De Castelo south of Valenca. The town has many cobbled streets which was hard going in the van with the ****** suspension. Most of the cupboard doors stayed closed.Drove up the hill above Viano to a large gothic church that looked down on the town below. What a view from the top though. You can see down the coast to Porto. The place reminded me of a similar church in Turin located up on the hill above the city. Both had a funicular running to the top.
Im in Portugal at last. Drove across what looked like a bridge that had been bombed recently and was now slowly being restored. This was the border crossing from Spain into Portugal. The first stop across the border was Valenca, a large fortified town atop of a ...
Our arrival time today is not until 12 noon so there is time for the traditional Celebrity Sunday brunch. The central double height part of the dining room has been cleared of tables and replaced with displays of the most amazing array of food and drink. It is all beautifully laid out and very tasty.
It is the nicest day we have had so far the sky is blue and the sun is shining, a change for Vigo!
We watch the sail ...
... old buildings flanking them lean this way and that... and every now and again there is a house missing; the gap filled with great iron girders and the sides of the houses on either side of the gaping hole sprayed with a cack coloured foam. It has the appearance of a missing tooth.
Or indeed several.
The old part of town is built on a very steep hill. Having walked down to the harbour first, we then disappeared up a flight of very steep, old, ...
... laid aside for further investigation, so I joined the queue, where everyone was furiously trying to re-pack their luggage, having had it rifled.
"Never goes back as easily, does it?" I said to a poor girl who was trying to stuff all her personal effects back into her bag in full view of everyone.
Mine was duly passed as fit and we were allowed through.
Just time for a coffee, some catch up phone calls and to write a sniffy letter to ...