I left Barragem do Arade on Tuesday, January 2 by a temperature of +3°C; but as of 11:00 it climbed. I visited the sumptuous church of Sáo Lourenço of which I had some difficulties in finding the access of the village in the tangle of the roads with the highway. Shortly after 10:00 the two appointed women arrived while gesticulating. The interior is covered with azulejos telling the sharp martyr of St Laurent roasted on a wooden fire. Alas, No Photo, I took one and I were dedicated to the Gemonies of the one of appointed who inveighed me, I think, with all the names of birds! Coated with feathers I went to Estói to visit to Ruinas Romanas de Milreu with exceptional mosaics representing fish. I bivouacked on a football field within Estói.
On Wednesday, January 3 I was invited to lunch by Michele & Daniel Maitrejean who live in Quelfes north of Faro “the Gallic village” due to many expatriated French. It was one very pleasant moment around an excellent meal animated by a conversation very enriching. In middle of afternoon I left them carrying on my way to stop on a carpark within Castro Marim for the night.
On Thursday, January 4 I made supply in food then I were going to
bivouac in Alcoutim where I could be able to fill the tank with
drinking water and to bivouac on the spot before entering Spain.
In middle of afternoon I took the decision of going to Spain to advance me towards Seville. On the way I tried my chance towards of Playas without success so much the access is reserved for the hotels. I found a bivouac within Moguer on a waste ground.
The next day Saturday I went to Tarragona always on the highway in the rain, not much fun. But the landscapes changed from vineyards in the south became olive groves in the north.
|Bivouac Valdepenas||Bivouac Tarragona|
On Sunday, January 7 I left the service station of Tarragona early
fearing that the pass of Perthus is snow-covered. Que nenni, it
is at an altitude of 290 meters. I arrived at the house around 17:50
at the falling night.
Since the border from Portugal with Spain I had drove the highways on 1780 km of which a paying part for a total of 104,25€. Below the link of access to final report of the 80 days of visit within Portugal.