Douro River trip, 2017

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

Part 3 images 401-600

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Quite warm in the coach
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Sandemans Port estate
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Free samples - very nice too!
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Posts made of blue shale. Said to conduct heat into the ground which helps the vines survive winter.
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Stopped off to see the steam train. The track runs alongside the Douro river.
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Greasing the moving parts
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Some sort of ceremony
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Evening visit to a Port estate for tour and dinner.
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The host was a character. A Portuguese Rowan Atkinson.
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Modelled after the traditional boats that carried port down the river before the locks were made. Treacherous rapids most of the way.
Called Rabello boats.
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At the Mateus Rose estate
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Got told off for this one - no pictures inside!
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Look at that blue sky!
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This gives some idea of the differemce in water levels at the locks.
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Images got a bit out of step - Mateus Rose again
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