We slept last night in Leiria, only because there was an Ibis (our favourite road hotel) and it was on our route. We woke-up and found out there was a 14th Century castle - the Castello del Leiria, which was a fantastic, and unexpected sight:
|Cycling to the Castello|
|The Castello as it existed in the 14th Century!|
|Views of the Castello today|
|Views of Leiria from the Castello|
|Yours truly at the Castello|
I love unexpected pleasures!
After the Castello we went on to Porto, a magnificent city and the home of --- guess what: Port Wine. We visited Taylor's, old of the oldest and most prestigious port houses. We took a tour and sampled porto, including an extraordinary 1964 Tawny - and our tour guide Susana was great. I emailed her the photo of us below, and gave her the address of my blog. She emailed me back to tell me she had read it, and that a friend of her daughter's is battling brain cancer. Another reason to help fund research, and for us all to do our share.
|The warehouse at Taylor's - 2 million litres of Port!|
|The tasting room|
|Susana, me and the 1964 Tawny|