Room with a view

20120318-180604.jpg
Not a bad place to spend the night – the aire at the hilltop village of Monsaraz, looking across the border to Spain.

Aussie Dad & Jan joined us last weekend and we will travel together through Portugal, Spain & France over the next 3 months. Once we have wifi, we’ll be able to catch up on what we’ve been up to recently.

We have a tour of Megalithic sites planned for tomorrow. Dinner, wine and our new liquers – fig & pennyroyal – planned for this evening!

20120318-181343.jpg

Advertisements
Categories: Portugal | 3 Comments

Post navigation

3 thoughts on “Room with a view

  1. English Mum

    What a beautiful view to wake up to in the morning. You certainly know how to pick your sites. The liquer sounds odd, but then I don’t like figs. Is pennyroyal a herb?

  2. lvmx

    Yes , Pennyroal is a herb, [a mint ] ….Mentha pulegium ]…. used in the l olden days clear /purify drinking cask of stale water.on sea voyages . … add it to soups /stuffing .xxx

  3. Used to clear casks of stale water eh?? Our bottle came with its own mysterious leafy stalk of something inside. It may have been a leftover from Vasco da Gama’s cask. The surrounding contents of the bottle, however, tasted very good. So did the fig liqueur. I slept very well. The view from that Aire is indeed phenomenal. So is the little walled town of Monsaraz. The walls of the Aire were mounted with many huge spotlights – about 2 per motorhome on average. Luckily they didn’t come on until about 0930 the next day. Why? Who cares! The church bells chimed the hour all night (so I’m told) twice. On the hour, bong bong…(eg) eleven times then a short pause of about 30 secs then repeat… Argh. We think it was the resident kind old monk thinking to himself “The bells will wake the people. They will wonder what time it is, because they may have heard only half the bells. Therefore I shall do them all a favour and ring them again.” Hence the old saying “All those who wonder are awake”

Witty comments, cutting remarks or questions?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.