|Jambon Serrano & Iberica|
|Cascias Harley Davidson European Rally|
|Port in Porto!|
|Flowers around Cascais|
|Porto - see the use of corrugated tin as siding for houses!|
|Along the coast from Cascais|
|Cork Chalet at the Pena Palace - Sintra|
|Pena Palace Sintra|
|Cathedral in Salamanca|
|Cascais - Rally|
|Salamanca - the first of the tapas|
|Street art in Salamanca|
|Views from Pena Palace|
|More Pena Palace|
|Lock Garden in Salamanca|
We really liked Salamanca and when looking through the photos, most are from there. We loved the tapas culture, not actually eating a proper meal, just tapas and beer or tapas and wine. We had lots of jambon, lots of coffee. They really do make good coffee in Spain and Portugal. We couldn't find the yarn shop, and lets talk about shops, why oh why do they close for so long during the day, so frustrating.
Portugal, we'd not been before and I'm not sure I'm actaully that keen to go back. Cascais was ok, full of Harleys as you'd expect, it being the host town for the European Rally, but I don't like resorts with huge hotel complexes and really that is all you can see along the beach line. Along the coast we did find some beaches with less buildings, but with it being the Atlantic Coast the sea is very rough. Sintra old town was lovely and we enjoyed a good breakfast - see pic below. We did enjoy the Pena Palace and Park, and spent a good proportion of the day wandering round the grounds, the Chalet, the Palace which we went inside but no photos allowed.
|Portugese Custard Tarts - Peter's favourites|
We called into Santiago De Compostela on the way to La Coruna, amazed at all the walkers doing the Pilgrims Walk, and its a long one. Found a yarn shop - closed.
Found another yarn shop in St Omer - but the selection was dismal, lots of nasty cheap acrylic
So there you have it, our summer holiday for this year. Not sure we will do another long bike trip, think we are getting to old for all the one nighters and the packing up every day. What a difference the years make.