Afurada

The Marina we were in, just up the Rio Douro from the breakwater was in Afurada,  a lovely fishing community.

Just outside the marina was the communal laundry, a building with 4 great tubs and sloping stone lips to beat the clothes on and washing lines for the clothes to dry.

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Sunset at the marina

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Sunset the other way, looking past Kapowai up the river

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Porto

Porto has been a bit run down but there are plenty of signs of a renewal. This is great news as Porto is a fantastic city, visually, historically and with wonderful people. Here are a selection of the huge number of photos we took.

Looking up the Rio Douro

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Toward the cathedral

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Down River

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The Caves where the Port is matured in barrels

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A Rabelo cruising past the Cathedral. The Rabelo was the boat used to bring the barrels of port down the river from the Quinto where it was grown, pressed and barrelled. Now done by road tanker.

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