Monday, May 5, 2014

Douro River Valley- just plain beautiful!

So we took the train up the Duoro River Valley to the town of Pinhao.  It is not the end, but far enough for a day trip because today is our last day in Porto:-(.  The Duoro River is about 200 KM long in Portugal, and extends even further in Spain.  Our favorite Spanish wines come from La Rioja and Ribera del Duoro- now we know where that is!!!  Anyway, Pinhao was cute as can be for such a small town.  we had 2 1/2 hours there between trains, which actually was enough: we drank wine and took a boat trip!!  Plus, half the greatness was the view from the train as we came up.  Again, just beautiful!
 View from the train, about an hour outside Porto
 Gustavo, our boat pilot!  Great guy!
View from the boat 
 Rich at the train station
The town from the boat!!!!  So cute!!!

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