As the sun sets on the camp swimming pool, we are next door at the camp restaurant devouring a delicious Portuguese steak with onions ! Anyone for a chip or two!? There’s a few left over for you!
Bruce heads north up the Portuguese Atlantic coast and then stops to explore this pretty village of Esposende with it’s colourful streets and flowers.
The red light house is located partly within the walls of the 17th century, Fort St John the Baptist.
We admire the impressive yellow coloured stone Hospital, and the old theatre club in the village.
Continuing north, we camp on a hill in Viano do Costello, overlooking the water and opposite the port.
Mark takes in the beautiful ocean view, sitting peacefully with Bruce and his friends as the sun sets – again …..it does this a lot we realise!? Ha ha!
Ahh,.this is the life, such a relaxing spot for the night… or so we thought !! ?
*** BUT alas , this was not to be the case !!
As we nestled in for the night, about 10 pm, suddenly we could hear extremely loud, “headbanging” techno music travelling across the water from the port! Bruce even began to vibrate in protest at the music, it was so loud! No joke, we felt it !
Naturally, sleep was impossible and so at 3 am I gave up trying, put the kettle on and googled what on earth was happening at the port tonight!……. My worst fears, it was an all night, electronic, techno crazy concert!
Finally, at 5 am peace was restored !!
Needless to say, no one appeared from their motorhomes much before midday! We were all kept awake.
Note to self – check night music events, near, or close to our camp spots in the future !! Wearily , we found this great local beach café and had the best fruit salad waffles ever! Much appreciated after a sleepless night!
There was actual surf today, and everyone in the surf is wet-suited up for the chilly conditions in the water! This is the Atlantic!! Mark enjoyed a cuppa & a chat with his dad on the beach terrace deck.
HiGHLY amusing signs at entrance to beach :
* * NO NOISE…..? ?
** AVOID CARBONATED BEVERAGES
** ENTER INTO THE WATER SLOWLY BECAUSE IT’S VERY COLD
Imagine these signs in Australia , particularly the “no noise !” We’d all be arrested !!
Leaving Viano do Castelo we pass Ponte EIFFEL , which is a unique multi level Road – rail (underneath) bridge, which crosses the Lima River. As the name suggests, it’s designed by Gustave Eiffel.
We notice the different styles of housing as we drive along tiny, bumpy tracks to check out more beaches before we leave Portugal and cross the border into….Espanha (Spain) !!