Not bad for the middle of October... Plenty of sunshine to bring the shoppers onto
the streets of Vila Real de Santo António. You’ll find an abundance of brilliantly
coloured textiles to buy, and after a hard day’s shopping, relax in one of the many
restaurants and bars. If you’re not so keen on trawling the streets, you can just
relax and sit by the waterside, watching the comings and goings at the marina. Ayamonte
is your ‘white-washed’ backdrop in Spain, just the other side of the river Guadiana.
Enjoy Vila Real...
The ‘Last stop’ - Vila Real, Portugal
These photos of Vila Real, were taken on the 15th of October 2011
Shops, spill out onto the streets. These will brighten up your garden !
Vila Real is well known for its textiles...
The market near the waterfront
Plenty of umbrellas to choose from... Must be ‘sun umbrellas’...
Shaded restaurants and bars... A welcome break from the October sunshine...
Fountains near the marina
Gardens alongside the marina
There’s plenty of space to stretch your legs in Vila Real
Learning to sail on the river Guadiana, with Ayamonte (Spain), in the background
...there is colour !
Drop him a few ‘pennies’.. and he’ll move
Vila Real, the 27th of August 2012...
If you fancy a nice little boat ride, (this journey took 12 minutes), take a ferry
from Vila Real across the river Guadiana to the town of Ayamonte - your first port
of call in Spain. The crossing is just a few Euros each way, and the ferry drops
you conveniently within easy walking distance to the shops, restaurants and cafes
of Ayamonte... Why not go to Spain for a ‘holiday’,,, whilst on holiday !...
Buy your ticket from the ticket office, then walk down onto the ferry
You can get a great view from the open deck
Half way across, the Guadiana International bridge linking Portugal with Spain
Approaching Ayamonte - We’ll be docking in a few minutes...