UPDATE 2 hours after staring to write this Mon dieu , 2 chaps arrived to review the situation only to tell me the obvious, not repairable and €50 to take it away C’est la vie it’s only money so move on.
OK here we go back to normal service
On our way up to Porto we stopped in Costa Nova for a few nights. Very chilled spot, weather was cool (no bloody surprises there then) and had a bit of rain but we forged on with our chins in the air. We really are spoilt with the weather back in Qld and forget what Spring…….late spring mind you in Europe can be like. So we planted ourselves a few k’s out of town , pulled the bikes off the rack and road into town to see what was on offer. It’s quite a quirky little place with fabulous beaches and a lot of very brightly painted candy stripe homes as you can see, nice enough to look at but you’d be mortified if your next door neighbor decided to do it. Boom there goes theneighbourhood ha ha.
Met the lovely Monika & Martin from Germany, who made the campsite look a whole lot brighter when they arrived with all their colourful flags from around the world from countries they have visited. I think he had over 40 in the boot and without knowing where we live, out came an Aussie flag. They gave us maps they were not using any longer and a plethora of areas throughout France to visitand more tips on places to see on our trip North. They also gave us a tin of local produce from their home village. Maybe we should start dressing a little better and look less like gypsies haha. We will save this till we hit UK because I think it will marry very well with a pint or two of British real ale. Thanks guys, we are meeting such lovely people throughout this adventure and long may it continue.Best little coffee shop with THE BEST Portuguese tarts. The Lady owner warmed them a little and it made them even better. We had twoWent into Averio one day On Grigio. Sometimes described as Portugals little Venice, bit of an exaggeration but enjoyed our time there. Well the boat ride was ok , but the little train, well Al Pal was so bored he had a lovely nap … I managed to keep awake just. Amanda is being polite here. Porto
We stayed in Gaia just across the river where most of the Port Caves and wine tasting Bodegas are.
plus a few more extra bottles of wine…….oh and a very nice flag in of lovely port woohoo I can feel a serious headache coming on 😂😂
Stayed in an Aire, 8 Euros … with a view.
So until next time be good be kind and be careful….. and don’t sit under dodgy awnings
Ps I no thur is pur speling an bad grammer in these blogs but it’s tuff doin it on me I fone on the run….so don’t stress x
Love to all
Allen and Amanda x
Looks fantastic Amanda. We are going to Grasmere tonight for dinner.
😊 love the Lake District … looks like you enjoyed it. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, lovely James is with you this time x
Beautiful photos…poor Grigio….hopefully he (she??) will get a new coat soon. Loved the coloured houses…
Grigio ( she ) survived the ordeal 😊 It actually stopped the damage being a lot worse thank goodness. xx
Once again great photos and entertaining blog. Love to you both cant wait till Oct. xx
😊 I know, very exciting ! xx
Bugger eh, So have you left the awning behind??
Yeah Paul, it’s gone to awning heaven I’m afraid 😩