Douro River trip, 2017

First series 001-792 with Panasonic Lumix camera
Second series 793-866 with Panasonic Lumix camera

Part 1 images 1-200

From roof top bar, Hotel Mundial
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Tour bus guided tour of Lisbon
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Tour guide Lucio in orange shirt
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Bridges in Portugal often designed by Eiffel or his students
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Famous pastry shop, 20000 milk tarts per day. Pastéis de nata  
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Lisbon railway station
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Train trip to Sintra - jam packed!
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Castle of the Moors
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Pena National Palace
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Tour guide Michael
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Cork tree. Portuguese are mad for their cork trees.
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Freemasons hideout. Extensive tunnels and buildings.
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At Cabo da Roca, most Westerley point in Europ.
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Lobby of Hotel Mundial - checking out.
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There were extensive forest fires in October - many lives lost. Not sure if this was smoke or clouds.
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Lunch at a hotel in Coimbre
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Coimbre is a University town.
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Blue tiles everywhere in Portugal
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Students make money selling pencils. The Harry Potter costumes are modelled on Coimbre students.
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Physics
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Chemistry
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Student protests - fee increases
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Rooks nests abound
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Eucalyptus everywhere
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The cruise ship
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Nobody braved the pool!
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Up early before dawn
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Last bits of the forest fires
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Approaching the first of 5 locks
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Fire damage
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Less than a foot each side!
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Not much clearance. When the water level is high, big boats can't go through the locks.
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Each lock/dam has a large hydroelectric capacity.
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Bruno demonstrating the life jacket
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Tiago giving the language lesson
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