David goes to Ponte de Lima

The hat overlooks the river Lima to the church of Santo António da Torre Velha in Portugal
The hat overlooks the river Lima to the church of Santo António da Torre Velha in Portugal

I’d seen a post from someone about Ponte de Lima on one of the forums so I decided to have a little hike down there. It turned out to be a 45 minute drive but never mind, the van hasn’t been driven in weeks so it was nice to give it a run. 

Ponte de Lima is an old town with an ancient Roman bridge across the river. That’s really it’s main attraction! Although to be fair it’s a quite a pretty town, they’ve gone some lengths to ensure there’s a mix of the old with a fountain, old buildings and some very old trees forming a boulevard, and the new, with bronze art works and some steel depictions of Roman soldiers. It makes it quite interesting and quite pleasurable to wander round the town.

I only spent a couple of days there because the massive car park which is only gravel, had been flooded the day before I got there. The river was still high when I arrived and in fact I slipped in some mud at one point as the entire car park had been covered. 

However I did enjoy the town and managed to fill up with diesel, petrol and gas while there. I found a sort of city farm on the last day and Jack was loving it kissing cows, bulls, goats and pigs. I’d definitely not class this as a tourist destination, but I did enjoy being here: I hope David did too. 

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