Raining all day. Thankfully we had dry weather yesterday for our long walk around Lisbon.
Drove to another UNESCO World Heritage city, Evora. On the way we paused to check out the Portuguese stone henge. Technically a cromlech or stone circle.
Peggy is pointing out the markings. Very similar to the Irish markings from last year.
Another good reason to stop was to pay homage to the humble cork tree that every nine years surrenders its outer bark layer for the good of the wine industry. They need a little love after being denuded
Found the hotel easy enough. Pouring rain. You park on the sidewalk with emergency lights going while you run the luggage up 30 or so stairs. Meanwhile some clown in a motor home ties up traffic because he can’t get by me….easy for cars as it is supposed to be. Move the car to a better temporary spot. Need to relocate outside of the medieval walls. The free parking was located a quarter mile away from the hotel. not an issue without the rain. Time for rain pants and other stuff we will use on the trail. Saved our bacon here.
Cool little city with Roman, Moorish, Gothic, Romanesque and Renaissance buildings all in the same photo. Trouble with the mist.
There are numerous shops selling tiles and all sorts of things made from cork. Since this is Good Friday, things are a bit subdued. Visited the basilica while they were getting ready for the service.
They did have some interesting products that the Bryson side of the family would be familiar with
Did manage to find a great little restaurant whose menu says it all.
The day was a little short on activity compared to our usual schedule. Make it up tomorrow.
Oh yes, our rain gear worked great even without pulling out the massive rain ponchos.