Thursday October 22
A huge overnight storm and morning rain gave way to sunshine at about nine twenty. We are the only guests at the hostel at the moment and the morning worker came in and laid out a beautiful breakfast for us. After stuffing ourselves to the gills we set out to explore the city more.
We headed over to the other side of the river where all the port holding takes place. We wandered the cobblestone paths and finally arrived on the the doorstep of Graham's Port. We had a tour and tasting from a beautiful Portuguese gal who spoke fabulous english and entertained us with stories of being a young student in Portugal. We heADED BACK OVER THE RIVER AND WANDERED INTO A TINY LITTLE RESTAURANT FORSOME AUTHENTIC FOOD. Oops didn't mean that. The keys on this computer have all been changed around and it is very difficult to find a comma, dash or apaostrophe.
Back to the hostel to do a little research on Lisbon, and out again. We have the city down pat. No real food store near here unfortunately so I used up the rest of the pasta, made a dreary sauce with tomatoes and tuna, no anchovies to be found, and we ate in again. Marta showed up to take some pictures and we are off to bed shortly. Tomorrow we leave for three days in Lisbon. I will keep you posted. Until then...keep well.