Before I move on to Lisbon in this blog, I need to tell you how much we have enjoyed being in Porto and discovering the area. The geography is somewhat similar to Galicia with combination rocky/sandy beaches and lots of pine, eucalyptus and palm trees. although the climate is slightly warmer, especially when you go inland a bit. The city of Porto sits on several very steep hills with an ancient inner-city at its heart and a modernized infrastructure all around. It is spread out over the both banks of the Douro river several miles in from the Atlantic coast and has miles and miles of bike and walking paths which we took full advantage of.
The many ways of getting around Porto
As we already had enough with two on our hands, we put Rodney away and debated how to put an end to these babies’ misery. In the end we opted for the non-violent solution and splashed a shot of rum in their gills. It killed them instantly and sent them off to fish-heaven pleasantly stoned.
In the end, all is well. We arrived safely in Cascais just outside of Lisbon late this afternoon with stories to tell and fresh fish for dinner--yum!