Peso da Regua

From the mountains to the Rio Douro upstream of Porto, by a couple of hours, to Peso da Regua, river crossings for road, rail and cyclists also a stopping off point for the huge river boats that defy any possibility of navigating the river !

The official aire overlooking the river is owned by the local fishing club and for a dedicated park with fresh and waste water facilities plus lekky hook up all for 3€, bargain. You can’t park a car in Mansfield for any more the 2 hours for that !

We took a train ride up river, hugging every spare piece of land not being used for grape and Port wine production, landscaped to perfection by Messers Taylor’s, Dow, Sandiman, Grahams to name but a few.

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Our house from the cyclist bridge
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Mr Sandiman greeting all who travel the Douro
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The trees shed a fine white silk like down the whole place looked like a frost had struck.
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The Captain !
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How these huge elegant vessels navigated the river this far up and further amazed me.
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When it comes to Port what’s your colour ?
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These tiles adorn most of the train stations and are now protected as “Listed” in Portuguese terms
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Deface or damage at you’re peril !

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Looks like Buster Keaton was here at one time !

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I found it a stunning river
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4 thoughts on “Peso da Regua

  1. A lovely area mate that we touched on a few years back but never really explored. Defo on our list when we next do Portugal. Some really nice shots in these past few posts that bring back memories of Marvao & Obidos. We are ‘Algarved up’ now for the foreseeable future so look forward to spending future trips in the ‘real’ Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή
    Enjoy your time back in the UK Chums and see you both at ‘Dethfest’πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸŒ΄πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

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    1. Thanks Pete, sat at the Old Spot in Gloucester after a good ferry crossing so off to Worcester later, sunshine her so it seem strange we have missed a winter πŸ€”
      Once you get back to a Spanish routine all will chill, be good and see you soon 🍻

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