Mums Last Gift!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Peter640

    Peter640 Peter 640

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    Off to Guimarães today! Our last night in Portugal before we cross to Spain!
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    It looks like our dream run of weather is about to change!

    The weather chart for the next week looks iffy across much of our planned route!

    Hmmmmm .....

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    A great day’s riding to Guimaraes. The road out was littered with crazy hairpins climbing and climbing through deciduous trees, pines and out the other side to open high country.

    It’s getting much colder down in the 40’s F or about 6C.

    The road out ...
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    Leaving our great little hotel. Highly recommended with a good bar downstairs.
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    Climbing up from Manteigas...
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    Autumn colours ...
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    Then pine forest
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    Opening up..
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    Then higher alpine country with crazy boulders...
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    A refuge but we think!
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    Guimarães is a great town. The birthplace of Portugal and a lovely historic centre. We travelled the last part here on the freeway over the Douro Valley. Normally I’m not a free way fan but that road is quite spectacular with high bridges and sweeping views.

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    Not many words today as keen to get on the road for Spain and what maybe a long day following the coast.

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    See You In spain!
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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    After a great stay at our PR apartment (small but super comfy and a great breakfast! We hit the road!

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    We tried to upgrade our Sena Comms units at a bike shop but all we found was this ...

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    Good bye Portugal!
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    Well they let’s us out of Portugal and into Spain!

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    Where we met a crazy German with a monster rig!

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    Heading for Santiago do Compostela!
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    joenuclear Still here....

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    If he only had some sunglasses... :lol3
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    After an ordinary day of navigational screw ups and too much motorway we’re in Sandiago do Compostilo!

    Staying at a nunnery that was impossible to find! We did eventually and they put us in the room furthest away from the entrance as possible! After shifting two boxes and the bags we have headed for town!

    We witnessed a medical emergency with these two old dears! One had a stroke but the other couldn’t reach!

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    Peter640 Peter 640

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    We’re back In the land of tapas with your drinks order! Oh and a very, very big church that Julie is excited about!

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    Some church pics!

    I hope your feeling blessed out there!

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    Green pimentos for supper!
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    And a challenge ... what is this and where is it from??

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    joenuclear Still here....

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    Which thing?
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    jathkajoe Been here awhile

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    joenuclear,
    My cheeky self says they're all from Spain.
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    Sorry pictures didn’t load properly... this thing:

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    Ole!
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    Repacking and laundry day here! Note it’s still dark at 8:30am! Bloody hell!

    The time zone change here has surprised us.

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    Yes he was Mr Cool! He’s just filled up with 800 litres of diesel. 30 lites to the 100kms! He may be cool but he’s going broke faster than me!
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    The sun finally rose at 9:02!

    We went off to see the church which was impressive!

    This may be a sin but I’m going to get the guy that did the organ pipes to sort out my next exhaust system!

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    Julie had to go see a Doc for a little. Iglesias she has been suffering with so being the supportive soul I am, I buggered off on the bike for a look at the Galacian coast. To be fair J encouraged me as it’s our last sunny day before rain arrives tomorrow.

    The coast is about 50 minutes away and don’t disappoint!

    Very active coastal fishing and acqua culture scener here ... lunch looks promising!
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    Mussels ...
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    The water in the deep bays is very calm.
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    The water is clean and clear but cold!
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    The road hugs the coast in many places ... not fast or difficult, just lovely poking about riding.
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    I may need the doctor as lunch arrived and I think my very limited Spanish is both a blessing and a curse!

    The best sugar scallops I’ve ever eaten and a remarkable paella.

    I may have just blown the week’s food budget! This is a great little place to stay and eat if your in Carnota!

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    Now I understand the siesta!
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