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... to get going. We head for Vidago a small village in the middle of nowhere quite close to the Spanish border. It could have been a really easy journey but I decide to come off the motorway to visit Amarante. We are running along the Douro Valley at this point but the motorway runs along the top of the hills. Amarante is down at river level and the guidebook says it is a pretty little place with an old Roman Bridge. What it didn't mention is that it is now surrounded by a ...
... Tras-O-Montes province is supposed to be Portugal’s most traditional, like a place left back in time. I started to see signs of it here already – old ladies dressed in black walking their long-horned cows home from the field to the barn for the evening, ox-drawn carts used to spread manure, old folks walking along the road with rakes and hoes over their shoulders, shepherds in the mountain pastures. This really feels like the ...
... poles slipped all over it. Perfect choice of shoe selection for the day and despite the rain, wasn't too wet and managed to not drop into any puddles by either not watching where I was going, sliding into them from the muddy edges, nor from the wet grass I chose as my surface of choice at times!
Met a toad along the way today - big boy! That and a fellow we disturbed when we pulled into a bus stop at the first village to load on more clothing and wet ...
... tiny and I mean tiny, as in maybe 5 houses in the village (WA people think Tenderden doubled) and alas at the last village I look up and see that we can see in front of us. We look left over the valley and ever so briefly we could see sun with a quick 'grab the camera' we did capture a couple of photos, but that was all for the day. The fog soon fell down again. But it was supremely beautiful,over the valley as we suspected. But just for the fun of it, I did a couple of videos so my ...
For as much as Porto is the home of the Port industry, the Douro Valley is the heart and soul of Port. Steep hills, terraced in a precarious vine covered stair case, stretch out along the river as far as one can see. The river itself is dark and the current seems swift in places. Again, massive signs, oddly perched in what otherwise seems to be ancient vineyards, announce the house – FONSECA, TAYLORS, GRAHAM'S. The best of the best, the cream of ...