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Day 2 - Vega de Terrón and Castelo Rodrigo

Sunday 16th April 2017

 

  06-45 hrs Depart from Pinhão and cruise upstream to Vega de Terrón  
  08-30 hrs Valeira Lock 33 m (109 feet)  
  11-00 hrs Pocinho Lock 22 m (72 feet)  
  14-15 hrs Arrive at Vega de Terrón  
  14-30 hrs Coaches depart for Castelo Rodrigo  
  16-30 hrs Coaches depart for return journey to the ship  
    Moor overnight in Vega de Terrón  

 

Passing through a narrow stretch of the River Douro

 

 

Valeira Lock

Sharp left turn into another narrow section of the river

Approaching the low railway bridge. The upper deck was cleared, the mast dropped, and even the
roof of the Captain's bridge has to be lowered.

Pocinho Lock

Pocinho Lock

Inside the lock

 

A Viking Cruises ship heading downstream

Coaches waiting at Vega de Terrón to take us to Castelo Rodrigo

Castelo Rodrigo, a 12th century walled village tucked away in the border hills, whose church was a resting place on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. It is said that St. Francis himself stayed here.

 

 

 

Cork handicraft items for sale

Mother Church of Our Lady of Rocamadour

 

 

14th/15th century image of St. James the Moor Slayer (Santiago Matamouros)

 

 

 

 

 

Ruins of the palace of Cristóvão de Moura

16th century pillory

 

Fantastic bark on a eucalyptus tree

Looking down on our mooring place at Vega de Terrón