Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sintra and a spill

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.

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