In early March 2016, I found myself in a deserted coach station in Spain. At my feet lay my bike, wrapped in industrial size bin bags. Next to it, my four panniers rested in a line ready to be mounted on the racks. And I stood in front of them, the reality of my journey slowly sinking in. Eventually I hooked the panniers to their rightful place. I got on the bike and off I went. This is what I saw.
For 32 weeks, I will post a batch of photos every Monday morning.
Later words and sounds will come. But for now, I’m going to share what I experienced through the photos I took. If you miss a post, go to this page to find all the links.
Before going into my photos of Portugal, here is a brief interlude with some ruins I’ve seen along the way, learning a little about the histories of the places I explored.
I’ve been asked a few times, so I thought I’d add the locations of the photos:
- 1st photo = an altar on the road to the ancient city of Cáparra in Spain. Sadly I don’t have more info. There was none when I was there and no one around to ask.
- 2nd photo = the ruins of the ancient city of Cáparra in Spain. It is on the Via de la Plata.
- 3rd photo = the remains of a roman bridge at Alconétar in Spain.
- 4th photo = the castle of Montemolin in Spain.
- 5th photo = the remains of the aqueduc in Merida in Spain.
- 6th photo = the castle of Belver by the Tejo river in Portugal.
- 7th photo = the remains of a medieval necropolis at the barragem de Nisa.
- 8th photo = a burial chamber in Carmonita in Spain (Extremadura).
- 9th photo = a burial chamber between Ortiga and Belver in Portugal.