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... equivalent, I guess, of our chutney which looked like sliced jelly! This time, our fellow guests were French (a young family of five plus a couple nearer our age who later proudly showed David his Land Rover Defender - boys and their toys) and a Danish family, the latter are clearly regular visitors and are currently here for a six-week stay. The usual chatter about where everyone comes from, where they are heading and so on ensued and it transpires that Dad is in ...
... and packing away - no hot shower that morning. Our early start meant that we were pulling alongside reception at our next campsite, Quinta Chave Grande, to the north of Satao at lunchtime. The site came highly recommended by British neighbours, Nick and Caroline, on the only Portuguese stop during our 'Grand Tour' two years ago, but at the time the seasons and weather changed so gave it a miss with a mental note to include ...
We drove 50 mins to Sátão from Viseu after restocking for the weekend at the supermarket. A gourmet weekend was in order and it's not disappointed one bit. Hand peeled prawns in garlic, olive oil and chorizos, traditional Portuguese rolled pork with a local stuffing smothered in onions, pepper, salt and pepper seasonings, large fish kebabs, aubergine & halloumi parcels, cocktails shaken!!! It's all too much holiday fun... Time to travel Monday ...
... pork kidneys in port, morcelha (blood sausage), and dried wild boar (javelin) salami. That was the appetizer. Then came five meat courses in secession, served to me individually on smaller platters than the massive ones the biker crowds got. First was rabbit rice (a cross between risotto and rabbit stew), second was feijoada de javeli (wild boar stewed with beans), third was veal stew with potatoes, fourth cordeiro al forno (oven-roasted lamb), and finally Lechao al Forno ...
... the mountain. On our way down and not ever experiencing anything like this before our brakes overheated and failed!!! They only failed at low speed and we narrowly avoided rolling into the back of Ace! We pulled over and allowed the brakes to cool before continuing our decent with more use of low ...