Today was a grey and stormy day. We took the bus to Albufeira to visit the city and do some shopping. The picture shows the cliffs at Portimão, which I took yesterday.
November 29, 2016
Today we traveled from Senhora de Luz to Albufeira (82 km). On the way we visited the cliffs at Portimão and the castle of Silves. The picture shows the city of Silves. At the lower end of the picture is the white Roman bridge to see. The
castle on the hill was build by the Moors around the year 1000.
November 28, 2016
Today we took the bus to Lagos (8 km). In the afternoon we visited the coast and the beaches. In the evening we visited the old town. The picture shows one square in the old town of Lagos.
November 27, 2016
Today we walked to the beach of Luz (2.5 km). The picture shows the beach of Luz.
November 26, 2016
Today we waked to the village next to the camp ground where we are now. The name of the village is Espiche. Since it was raining from time to time we couldn't do more.
The picture shows some buildings of Espiche and the dark sky before the next rain.
November 25, 2016
Today we traveled from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Senhora da Luz (100 km). On the way we visited the Capo de Sao Vicente. Here we reached the farthest point from home on this trip. All we do now brings us closer to home. If we would go the shortest
way is would be 2500 km to home. The picture shows the Capo de Sao Vicente.
November 24, 2016
Today we stayed in Vila Nova de MIlfontes and visited the city and the beaches around here. Later it rained for about 10 minutes and then the sun came out again. The result was a nice rainbow as my picture shows it.
November 23, 2016
Today we traveled from north of Evora to Vila Nova de Milfontes (190 km). On the way we visited Evora again. The picture shows a part of a wall in the Chapel of the Bones. The chapel was build in 16th century by Franciscan monks. The chapel should
tell us humans that our life is not endless.
November 22, 2016
Today we traveled from Lisbon to Evora (170 km). Evora is a town with old buildings and medieval structure. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The picture shows the ruins of the Roman Diana Temple and some buildings around.
November 20 - 21, 2016
November 20 was a rainy day again. We didn't leave the camp ground.
On November 21 we visited Lisbon again. This time we visited
the place where the World Exhibition 1998 took place. The picture shows the Myriad Hotel building, which is there too.
November 18 - 19, 2016
November 18 was a day with bad weather. We stayed at the camp ground and cleaned and fixed our RV.
On November 19 we visited Lisbon. The picture
shows the Jeronimos Monastery.
November 17, 2016
Today we traveled from Cascais to Marfa, then to Sintra and finally to Lisbon. In Manfra we visited the National Palace. The headstone for this palace was put on 17. November 1717. Therefore they start today to celebrate the 300 years of this
palace. In Sintra we visited the Palace of Montserrat. The picture shows the National Palace of Mafra.
November 16, 2016
Today we traveled from Nazaré to Cascais (146 km). On the way we visited the medieval city of Óbidos. It is a small but totally preserved city. The city wall is fully intact. I could walk on it around the city. And there is a castle
and a very long aqueduct from the year 1570. The picture was made from the city wall.
November 15, 2016
Today we traveled from Coimbra to Alcobaça and to Nazaré (126 km). Our travel guide told us to see the monastery in Alcobaça. But it was not this interesting. Then we went to Nazaré to overnight. The picture shows the
beach of Nazaré. I liked it here very much.
November 14, 2016
Today we traveled from Lamego to Coimbra (145 km). In the late afternoon and evening we visited Coimbra. The picture shows Coimbra from the other side of the Rio Mondego.
November 13, 2016
Today we traveled from Lamego along the Douro river to Pinhão and back (72 km). Now we saw the vineyards where the grapes grow, which are used to produce Port wine.
November 12, 2016
Today we traveled from Porto along the Douro river to Lamego (130 km). The weather was quite bad and the road very winding. We wanted to see where the grapes for the Port wine are growing. But we did reach these places yet. The picture shows a
lock at the Douro river. A tourist ship just enters the lock. The level difference was about 32 meters. I've never seen such a big lock before.
November 11, 2016
Today we visited Porto. The picture shows the bridge «Ponte Dom Luis I» over the Duoro River and a part of the city of Porto.
November 10, 2016
Today we traveled from north of Porto (Vila do Conde) to Guimarães and back to the south of Porto (Espinho). In Guimarães we visited the castles and the city. The picture shows a large garden and a church at the end of it in the
city of Guimarães.
November 9, 2016
Today we traveled from Santiago de Compostela in Spain to a place near Porto in Portugal (220 km). On the way we stopped in Braga, the third largest city in Portugal. Here we visited another pilgrim church. It's name is Bom Jesus (Good Jesus).
It has a nice stairway, where pilgrims climb up to the church.
November 8, 2016
Today we stayed in Santiago de Compostela and visited the city. The main sightseeing point the cathedral is in renovation and therefore I could not make a nice picture of it. The picture I attach here is made in the courtyard of an old university
building. The staute shows Alonso III de Fonseca. He was the founder of the university in Santiago de Compostela in the year 1507.
November 7, 2016
Today we traveled from Luarca to Santiago de Compostela (215 km). The picture shows the fishing town of Luarca.
November 6, 2016
Today we traveled from Cosio to Luarca (250 km). On the way we wanted to visit the city of Oviedo. But when we arrived there it rained very heavy. Therefore we skipped the visit and went on to Luarca. The picture shoes the landscape in the valley
of the Nansa river, where did camp last night.
November 5, 2016
Today we traveled from Bilbao to Cosio (Rionansa) (190 km). On the way we visited the medieval city of Santilliana del Mar. The picture shows one of the streets in this city.
November 4, 2016
Today we traveled from Castro Urdiales to Bilbao (32 km). I wanted to see the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum building from Frank Gehry. And we had the first Tapas in Spain.
We found very good ones. The picture shows the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
November 3, 2016
Today we traveled from Zarautz back to San Sebastian (Donostia) (20 km) and then to Castro Urdiales near Bilbao (135 km). In the afternoon we visited San Sebastian, which has two nice beaches and two nice hills. On my picture you see the La Concha
Beach, where people are still swimming and Mount Urgull. In between lays the old town of San Sebastian.
November 1 - 2, 2016
On November 1 we stayed on the camp ground to do administrative things.
On November 2 we traveled from Pamplona to Zarautz (123 km). On the way we visited the cities of Pamplona and Hondarribia. The picture shows the town hall of Pamplona.
Pamplona is known for the bulls running through the town in July.