Dolmen Church and St. Paul’s in Pavia, Portugal

Dolmen church Pavia
We stopped in this tiny village as I’d heard that there was a Dolmen church here…no, me either, so I googled it to save you having too. A Dolmen is also known as a cromlech (like that’s a help!) is a single-chamber tomb, mostly dating from 4000-3000BC. So like 7000 years old!

Coruche Balloon Festival Portugal

 Coruche balloon festival
Coruche is situated about 48km inland from Lisbon and we discovered it and its Balloon Festival quite by chance. I tend to look for rivers, lakes or dams for overnight stops and this is how we discovered Coruche. And they threw in a balloon festival to impress us too!

Happy 2019!

 Camper with "lake"!
Happy New Year everyone!!!!! We wish you a year filled with joy and happiness and that our planet gets just a little bit better rather than a little bit worse in 2019.
PS: This photo was taken by our deevine friends, Anouschka & Joachim - thank you!

Nazaré where the Big Waves come to visit!

 Nazare lighthouse top
We had heard about Nazaré from a friend of ours, Bob, whose son is Tom Butler a professional big wave surfer. In fact, just a few days ago on the 18th of December, he surfed the biggest wave ever at 30.8m (100 ft). I mean like the biggest wave ever surfed in the world!! And we know his Dad! I think this is called glowing in someone else’s shine or something like that!

Populo and Fornos do Pinhal, Northern Portugal

 Populo
Our journey in Portugal continues in spite of the fact that we are currently not there, but I would like to show you some more beautiful places we visited whilst we were there. Right now we’re in Germany and even had some lovely snow on Sunday, but we’re staying in lovely warm Portugal blog wise!

Chaves, Northern Portugal

Chaves
Chaves is another city Joerg and I have fallen in love with. It has loads to see and do, has THE BEST RESTAURANT EVER (my next post) as well as being picturesque and photogenic all in one. I look forward to visiting it again sometime.

Bragança, northern Portugal

Bragança, northern Portugal
 Bragança
Joerg and I aren’t city people, but we both loved our stay in Bragança and will definitely go back there again. The city has also cleverly provided a huge free parking area for campers with trees and green areas, so not just a piece of tarmac. And it’s right next to the castle so beautiful and accessible to the city at the same time. Awesome.

On the road again! Northern Spain

Ozaeta Dam and National Park
So finally after a 7 month break, I’m back to blogging!! Life just got in the way, sigh. We are now back on the road and I have every intention of boring you with all the details about our fantastic adventures, so feel free to come along for the ride if you’d like to.

Welcome to Portugal!

Singing sunset near Quarteira
Okay, so we’ve been here for 3 months already, but I just had to tell you all about South Africa before I could tell you all about Portugal. We are LOVING Portugal as always, so let’s get up to date shall we.

Signal Hill, Cape Town, and John Lennon

 Signal Hill
Like I mentioned in my Cape Town post, my sister-in-law and I walked the dogs on the mountain every day and one of our walks was just under Signal Hill with beautiful views across Cape Town bay and city. How lucky to live in such a beautiful place, or even just visit it in our case.