Having left Viana we set off for Povoa as we had been told
by an English couple in Baiona that it was a good place to stay and that we
could travel by metro from there into Porto. On initial
sighting it looked a little like Manhattan…the
pilot book did warn us of this.
Well they were right about travelling into Porto but
although the staff were really friendly the facilities were a little malodorous
to say the least! The weather when we arrived was fine but by the morning it
was looking decidedly gloomy.
We packed our waterproofs and set off to tangle with the
Portuguese rail system. This was really excellent and remarkably cheap
and after an initial confusion we made it into Porto. It
is a beautiful city and would have looked even better if it hadn’t
started to rain!
Nevertheless we managed to sample some of the local
port and tried some of the tapas.
The port was excellent but I have to say the blood sausage
and cod cakes were not quite in the same league.
24hr run 22.21nM Cumulative total 990.17nM