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Published: June 27th 2018
Was up shortly after sailing this morning, 6.30 & by 7.30 breakfast as I was quite hungry. Ate a good meal and ashore by 9 for the Museum talk. Plenty of detail, interesting film footage from 1960s. When port tasting time I went down to museum exhibits which were pretty much the same as the talk.
The rest of the day was just sailing upriver to the furthest point the ships can go on the border with Spain.
Beautiful views in glorious weather. Slowed near Pinhao as Viking ship coming down and looks interesting enough for a couple of hours whilst people go to Quinta's on the day we stop there.
Have plotted with maps.me along the river and hope to match photos when home.
3.20 now and in a lock that takes almost an hour so resting. We go through three today. Soon be in Pocinho lock. Passing small town on left, Foz de Rio. Photos of Casa de Palmeira and pylons.
There were several narrow channels along the way and some winding areas too. Have photos on my camera to upload later.
At 18.22 we are in the Pocinho dam and as said in guides I found, that town
is just the end of the train line and the power station from the dam, so probably no miss without the train ride I'd intended to take when researching the trip at home. I'm pretty sure to stay in Pinhao town and maybe look for the old graveyard pre-1960s where the rabello crews are buried
10 pm almost and we've been docked in Vega de Terron since 8 something. We sat with the Japanese ladies Shuko and Kazue at dinner.
Lots of fun chatter finding out about our different lives and looking on Google earth to see where we live, it's even been updated so my car shows in front of the house and Paul's in the farm yard.
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