THE BEARS WENT OVER THE MOUNTAIN!

Sleepy spot Belmonte

GPS 40.3637 -7.34089

By The Cook

Ruby’s bear go on a road trip

Firstly I would like to thank CLUNE GAP YEARS for their help with finding a site giving ideas of where to go next ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PORTUGAL

Next a rude awakening

“Whose squirting water on Hetty” The Driver grunts as we are awakened by water being intermittently showered on Hetty .. Not Friday night yobs but the sprinkler system for watering the grass at our sleepy spot at way past midnight

Guess what … More up n up n up but this time in Hetty not Shank’s pony .. “I’m not going through the town ” says The Driver turning right and UP and not straight through the town and the lower valley .. I didn’t ask why .. sometimes I keep my mouth shut .. not very often but now seemed to be the right time ! We are off up SERRA DÀ ESTRELA

Narrow roads with drops to make your insides turn inside out

DONT LOOK DOWN !!
At one point The Cook thought she may be sick ..she’s a little Acrphobic.. and as we went to around 1990 meters and into the clouds..which in old money is about 6000 feet we saw the triangulation station just off the road ..
I CAN SEE FOR MILES

Over the top with a smart hotel awaiting us (closed out of season) The up side was green and lush but as we went over to the next valley we came across the evidence of last year’s wild fires which killed 100s of people ..

BURNT

We are now in VISEU and a rest before another trek to the town …

Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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