Thursday 23rd May Not only are there Fozzes in Portugal there are also Fozzes in Spain too! Today we have found the small coastal town of Foz that sits just inside the Galician border with Asturia. We cycled into the town from the campsite which was a couple of kilometres or so to the west, … Continue reading Not another one?
Wednesday 22nd May With a sad goodbye to Louro we plugged the coordinates into the satnav and crossed the Galician peninsula to for A Coruña. The journey was good apart from a dicey moment in the city as we went down an underpass that at 3.3 metres was only just tall enough for us to … Continue reading A Coruña
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 19/20/21stMay - Days 24/25/26 Well, we have had a fun-packed few days at Camping A’Vouga, right on the beach just outside the little village of Louro. We were headed for another campsite in the village but the allure of beachside camping (see photos) and the promise of watching dolphins in the … Continue reading Viva A’Vouga
Saturday 18th May Baiona (or Bayona in Galician) is not a very memorable place. Indeed, Andy sailed into the marina five years ago and it wasn’t until we had walked two thirds of the way around the town that he remembered! As you’ve gathered, we are now back in Spain on the part of the … Continue reading Unforgettable Baiona?
Just before I start, have a look at the view from my laptop this morning... The view from the terrace of Camping A'Vouga Thursday 16th May - Day 21 Into Porto There is a travel writing cliché that says, ‘Lisbon is for partying and Porto is for work!’ This created the impression for me that … Continue reading Porto Pronto!
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 14/15/16/17th May As we drove into Vila Cha, we didn’t realise we were going to stay here for four nights, our longest stay at any site so far on this trip. Alf on the steeply shelving Vila Cha beach Two hours earlier we had been having a morning coffee at … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful in Vila Cha
Monday 13th May Monday 13th May is a day that will live long in our memories, it's one of those days where things happen of their own accord, with remarkable results. During our tapas at Carvalho’s wine bar last night, we had planned to drive further up the Douro today, to have a look at … Continue reading Pinhão – The spiritual home of the Foz!
Sunday 12th May We drove for a couple of hours north east (staring into the brilliant morning sunshine), over majestic hills, at one point passing a signpost saying we were 1000m high, and down into the Douro Valley. Underneath the arches in the shadow of Sandeman The Douro Valley is synonymous with wine and particular … Continue reading Underneath the Arches
Saturday 11th May The sun was shining but there was a cold northerly breeze keeping the edge off the temperatures and England were playing the second ODI against Pakistan. It was definitely a good blogging day. A, L & W went off on the bikes to give me and the dogs a bit of peace … Continue reading Blogging and Bacardi
Friday 10th May - Day 15 It was another grey start today, but we didn’t care, we had a plan. A quick drive up the coast of 80 miles or so would see us at Praia de Mira and into a better weather pattern. On the way there was a bit of motorway jeopardy as … Continue reading Praia de Mira