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... now. Friday was a wonderful day. Miguel took us off on a tour of the Douro valley. The Douro is the river whose mouth is at Porto, and whose source is in Spain, and it winds down to Porto in a valley and many side valleys along the many tributaries that join the Douro. This is a famous wine growing area, specially for the Port wine whose grapes are grown in a specified area here. It is very hilly everywhere, and vines are balanced and terraced on the ...
... things out. We had a map from
the information desk at the airport and slowly figured out where we were going.
We explored the center of the city and had a beautiful dinner consisting of
traditional portugese Bacao- cod. It was perfect and it was nice to take it all
in outside. We had a shady encounter of a guy trying to sell us drugs as we
were walking around but it was really funny. We attempted to get to the top of
an elevator that shows the view of the city ...
... and South Asia. I couldn't even pretend to ignore this fact.
I headed toward Belem Tower, and passed a man with three fishing poles laid out on the water's edge. He oversaw the operation with a stout expression and hands behind his back. His wife stood next to him, providing moral support. I finally made it to The Tower several minutes later after passing a park full of Chamomile-like flowers. The Tower looked more like a Castle and was out in the ...
... vase anyway. The show tonight was a double bill, a Flautist (can't remember his name) not my thing, and P P Arnold, she of The First Cut is the Deepest fame back in the 60s. She was ok but not brilliant. We put the clocks forward tonight, yes forward!! So we lose an hours sleep. We will need to do thus again before we reach Southampton as we have been further West and now we are veering back towards the East. ...
... of the 2013 AFL Grand Final on the computer. Rather unfortunately, Hawthorn won by 15 points over Freo, and I will now have to listen to ignorant Hawthorn supporters back home claiming their Hawks are "brilliant", despite the fact they haven't watched a minute of footy all year and when asked who their favourite player is, they reply with "oh, Sam Hodge"!
We then had breakfast at the "beach shack", where I helped myself to another huge serving of sweet and ...