Saturday, November 8, 2014

Castelo Rodrigo

After going through another lock yesterday, chef Barbara gave us a Pastel de Belem cooking lesson before lunch. Lynne and I both want to try these scrumptious pastries, and are going home with the recipe. The staff provided samples for everyone in attendance, and they were every bit as good as what we had back in Lisbon. Yum!

We docked at Vega de Terron, Spain, after another great lunch...boarded our busses, and headed to Castelo Rodrigo, back across the border (and the river) into Portugal. It is an old walled city, with about 65 current inhabitants. They were happy to see us...and our credit cards.

We arrived back at the boat in time to change for the Captain's cocktail party, followed by dinner, and a traditional Spanish music and flamenco show, performed by four local ladies in the lounge. Great fun.

We are boarding the busses bright and early (whose idea was that?!) this morning for another tour, complete with lunch in another town in Spain.

Yes, this is a great cruise. The gorges we saw yesterday were spectacular. Vineyards, olive trees galore, grazing sheep...what's not to love!

Life is definite mighty fine...but a tad on the chilly side, weather wise. Rain has been sporadic, so it's all good in our world.


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Joy said...

It's chilly at home, too, so you might as well be sightseeing! (Although the scenery here is mighty pretty, too! ) I'm so glad the trip is going well, I enjoy reading about it.

Haley D. said...

Mmm can't wait for Betty to get home and whip up something delectable! (But I won't hold my breath...)

Sandee said...

I'm so happy you two are having a great time. You deserve to as well. You've worked hard all your lives and now it's time to enjoy the finer things in life.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

sounds amazing! well all but the cool weather that is! lol

smiles, bee

Barb G said...

mmm.... pastries. And vineyards. It really does sound lovely!

big hugs xoxo