We travelled to Sintra today, a town about 30 kms from Lisbon, the site of a Moorish castle built at the top of a mountain around 900 AD, and numerous palaces built by Portuguese nobility (and rich Englishmen!) in the 17th and 18th centuries to take advantage of the cooler maritime climate. It is a very lush area, with steep hills and valleys and spectacular landscapes, a very pleasant day.
|Phil at the top of the Castle|
On the cycling front, it was Vince's turn to take a tumble. He was riding on a smooth road, at 34 kms an hour. when he hit was what he thought was a fresh patch of pavement, but actually was a small depression or hole, thankfully he ended up only with road rash and scrapes, which didn't slow him down at all!
|Ready to roll|
|Scraped and cut, but still speedy!|
I've been a bit under the weather the last day or two, something I ate I think, I will hopefully feel better, and post a longer blog, tomorrow.