Our first Portuguese aire

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  1. laneside

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    Our first stop just over the Spanish border into Portugal and we opted for the aire at Almeida, which looks nothing in the aires book, what a pleasant suprise.

    Almeida is a well preserved star shaped fort and we could park right in the fortifiied outer wall, could you just imagine that in an old English town.

    At around 5.30 a chappie came around with a clip board and Lynda went to pay him and in broken English he said " Oh no charge we just record the number plates, and welcome to Almeida enjoy your stay, oh and you are welcome to plug in to the electric point in the toilets for gratis"

    I include four piccies one of which, unusually, is of the toilets which were almost hotel standards----- Well worth a visit
     
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    Ahh!

    That explains it.

    I wondered why the sun has gone in.

    Welcome to Portugal.

    Vive la difference.


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Cracking find... :thumb:
     
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    Soggies in Portugal so why is it piddling down here???????????????????????????????????????
    good find by the way, what book?
     
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    It is in All The Aires Spain and Portugal book

    N40 43.653 W006 54.243
     
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    That looks like a beauty Alan. If you find any more let me know as I'm compiling a map of aires for our winter trip, many of them in Portugal.

    Look here to see more aires some which may not be in the aires books.
     
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    Looks lovely way more picturesque than Toddy! Enjoy yourselves.
     
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    Has anyone got the GPS co-ords for this aire, T.I.A.
     
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    Almeida

    n40 43.653 w006 54.243
     
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    Not only that one but many more Ray can be found HERE

    My own list, made over a few years.
     
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    It is in All The Aires Spain and Portugal book

    N40 43.653 W006 54.243


    AS SHOWN IN A PREVIOUS POST.

    We have just bought from Vicarious Books the updated version of All the Aires Portugal and Spain which came out this month.

    Nigel and Pamala
     
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