Strange day. We woke up around 3 a.m. We couldn’t sleep anymore so we hit the road. After about 100 km I felt sleepy again. We stopped at the parking near BP station and went to bed. The sun was high in the sky when we woke up the second time that day. Toilets at the station were outside so we used them to wash our dishes. It wasn’t easy though. The sink was very small, and the water was going only for few seconds. But at last, we have clean plates and glasses!
We were driving north. Portuguese towns looked different here. Many farms were old with ruined houses. Next, we entered the region with well-maintained houses with colored glazes on the walls.
We reached the beach in Miro. It wasn’t as hot as during the day. We sat outside in a cafe. I was drinking wine and Jurek coffee with feet in the sand. Dusk came upon the seaside. We decided to go in Pyrenees direction. We found a parking in Vagos and after a walk, went to sleep.
We were driving almost all day 14, but we didn’t make many kilometers. We took it slow. In the morning we went for a walk in the bog.
Then we stopped to visit Portuguese cemetery. The graves were quite similar to ours, although smaller. Only crypts with coffins visible through the glass door were quite surprising.
Next stop – dinner. Rice with sauce and tuna from the can. Very good connection. Till now we were buying only bread and water. Slowly our food supplies are finishing. I think in two days we will have to recover them.
We were passing a huge area with boulders scattered around. It looked remarkable. We drove from the main street to watch rock river bed and old bridge. We tried to find the way down, but there wasn’t any safe one. Nevertheless, incredibly beautiful surroundings. It was close to Almeida city on the road number N340.
We wouldn’t see all those places if we chose highway (for which you have to pay). Driving slowly bumpy and winding road through small towns and fields was worth it.
Portugal was never on my travel list. My mistake. I was amazed by white towns bathing in sunshine and the beaches surrounded by cliffs. Beautiful country. Just roads could be in better condition. And less garbage on the forest parking.
We entered Spain. At once we met wide and smooth Autovia road. We drove til midnight and went to sleep at the parking next to the highway.
PS. The scratch on the window went one centimeter further down.
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