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Because of the weather forecast and some travel logistics I’ve decided to make my Alto Douro wine region day two days from now rather than today, but I still have to cross the valley to get to points north. I’ll say more about the Alto Douro when I spend a full day or so in it but have to say how amazed I was by it from my initial impressions. I descended through the vineyards on what seem like impossibly ...
... how right they were - this kitchen rocks! €8 bar bill and €8 bill for food for dinner - winning!
Okay up for the final 13km for the day - 27km day but doing it this way eliminates a 30+km day and then we have two days around 20km which are really rest days because we are in before lunch.
The final leg was a bit of flat and finish with a 5km climb which wasn't all that bad but managed to add 120 floors to Fitbit giving us ...
... issue of bed bugs isn't there. Love it!
With a little food and refreshment we head back for showers and washing - there is a free machine for use but by this time it's raining so thankfully they have put the heaters on (all central heating controlled from elsewhere) so we wash the essentials and drop them over the heaters. At least we have clean undies and socks!
We left town this morning and the temperature was 11 degrees and continued to drop the more we ...
... any road – that followed the Douro, which turned out to be a mighty task. The narrow two lane roads that snaked by the river went up the valley, then down the valley, through villages smaller than a country WalMart, then up the valley again. Ruth handled our little Opel with ease as I tried not to gaze into the abyss over the guard rail. At some point she offered to find the highway again and get us off the country roads (to put me out of my ...
... year’s scouting trip, and it was much as we’d remembered it. The route was ancient – used as a major thoroughfare by the Romans connecting the cities of Braga (present-day Portugal) and Astorga (present-day Spain). Granite mile posts still marked off the distances, silent sentinels to Roman-sized egos. Each new ruler had to impress his sovereignty upon the locals by having his own new mile post added to those ...