Taylors Port

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David H Kerr
Thu 15 Jun 2006 17:11

Visit to Porto


Today was a lovely sunny day. Hurray. But as I write this at 1700 hours a thunderstorm is brewing


The bus trip to Porto and thence onto Taylors Port visitors centre, took around 1 hour. This included a tour through the city. There is some stunning Portuguese architecture and an amazing number of the old buildings are derelict. Lots of 1960’s style buildings which do seem to spoil the overall feel of the city. That said here are some wonderful bridges, some of which are reminiscent of Ironbridge in Shropshire.


The centre is delightful, and after the tour of Taylors Portery (and the purchase of essential provisions, pending the arrival of Sarah), we found our way down to Casa do Infante. This is on the edge of the river and is where there is a plethora of bars and restaurants. We dined “Al Fresco” for most of the afternoon, watching the locals indulging in the tradition of “promenade”, all sporting their stylish outfits, in the warm sunshine.


Tomorrow we are off south once again. This time the destination is Fugueira da Foz. A distance of some 70 nm, which is quite a hike in one day. So do not be surprised if the web diary is not up dated tomorrow night!


We are now off to the Marina club house to watch the England vs Trinidad and Tobago football match. I doubt there will be much watching of football, but it should be a laugh………………………………………………

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