We had plans today, Friday, to do a day trip into the Douro Valley and back by train from Porto. But when we saw the amount of people traveling by train today, both arriving and leaving Porto, we changed our minds. It was overwhelming. After having such a sensational day of sightseeing yesterday we didn’t have the huge appetite for more. Plus, at this point in travel you do think about crowds, exposure, preserving your energy, staying healthy. We definitely want to stay rested, hydrated, and not over achieve. !! There was so much hustle and bustle this morning that we just retreated to a cafe with Stella and had another cup of coffee. Ahh…
Interesting, as well, we have been into many pharmacies to buy hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes and they have been sold out for days. We do a lot of hand washing. We are certainly not panicking, but we are careful, and all those factors this morning made us decide to just have a relaxing day in Porto. Plus, this is our last day here in Porto and we really wanted to just enjoy.
The Douro will wait for us… I know we will be back.
We strolled around and are having a beautiful day.
Tomorrow we head south again, below Lisbon, for further exploring. And then we have our final house sit in the Algarve for the last two weeks of March. More later….. be well everyone.