The sun is shining and we have ants in the van! After 2 hours of extermination we were ready to get out for a walk. The young lady on reception spoke good English and was extremely helpful showing us which way to go. The trail took us up a beautiful valley and then down the otherside to the Vilarinho das Furnas reservoir.
Near the lake the trail joined the Roman road which runs from Braga to Astorga in Spain. The Roman road has some fantastic engraved milestones and the original surface is still visible in places.
At this point we saw two girls coming down the hillside, one of which turned out to be our receptionist, she obviously has heard about Rob’s navigational skills. The return leg took us through the old village of Campo do Geres were we met a delightful villager with a basket of camellias balanced on her head. She kindly agreed to a photograph.
At this point in the journey taken the map off him, I failed to mention a short cut home and made Rob walk another 3 miles for his health - OOPHS